The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
Police confirm body found in west London that of teenager Alice Gross - family say they are "completely devastated"
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.
Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.
The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
The United States has confirmed the first case of a patient developing the Ebola virus on US soil.
Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.
Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence, saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.
The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.
A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
Troops in northern Somalia battle al-Shabab Islamist militants for the Galgala mountains, with both sides claiming to have won.
Paul Adams reports from the Syrian-Turkish border where thousands of refugees are attempting to reach safety.