The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in central California doubled in size overnight, burning 111 square miles (288 sq-km).
Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.
The Irish government upgrades growth forecasts for 2014 after the economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 1.5% in the April-to-June quarter.
Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has travelled with the Syrian army to the front line where forces are fighting what they call religious extremists.
A European Central Bank measure designed to stimulate the flagging eurozone economy has seen a low initial take-up by banks.
A selection of striking news images from around the world
Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten
A bill to restrict foreign ownership in Russia's media will go before the Russian parliament, dominated by allies of President Putin.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cites a "difference in philosophy" on leaving Cardiff manager role after less than nine months in charge.
A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.
A Colombian women's cycling team says it will not stop wearing its flesh-coloured kit despite criticism from the sport's governing body.
A BBC documentary team has filmed hundreds of refugees being held back by French police as they attempt to board trucks and other vehicles heading to Britain from Calais.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was behind the ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio.
A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.
The Australian Rugby Union wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia.
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.