The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A selection of striking images from around the world
OSCE monitors at the site of the MH17 crash say that pieces of the plane have been cut into or changed - Natalia Antelava reports from the scene.
A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.
Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
US TV drama Tyrant stops filming in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv due to the current conflict in Gaza.
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he is withdrawing from the election process, alleging massive fraud, hours before results are due.
German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.
Alastair Cook is too "stubborn" to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
Australian soap Neighbours casts an indigenous actor in a leading role for the first time.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says Wayne Rooney should replace Steven Gerrard as the national team captain.
Has the US finally fallen in love with the beautiful game?
Indonesia's next president faces challenges including cutting the country's controversial fuel subsidies.
Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.
A suicide bomber outside Kabul airport kills at least one Afghan and at least three foreign security guards, officials say.
Typhoon Rammasun has killed at least 11 people in Vietnam and several people remain missing, according to local media.
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials.
BBC News hears from a 17-year-old in Zambia who was forced into marriage against her will.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse reports its biggest quarterly loss in almost six years after being hit by its settlement with US authorities over tax evasion charges.