The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
The search for victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine must go on as only some 200 bodies have been recovered so far, Dutch officials say.
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.
Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki both hit doubles as Celtic outclass KR Reykjavik at Murrayfield in the Champions League.
How Hamas spawned network of 'Viet Cong' tunnels
Living in India during the dying days of the British Raj
The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia will be towed to its home port Genoa, where it will then be scrapped.
British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of crashed flight MH17, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
Gold medal hope Fred Evans is out of Glasgow 2014 as Team Wales suffer yet another major setback in the build-up.
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.
Millions watch video poking fun at Kim Jong-un.
David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".
Venezuelan soldiers remove hundreds of families from a notorious 45-storey Caracas skyscraper that dominates the city skyline.
Stoke City sign forward Bojan Krkic from Spanish side Barcelona on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
What does a Joko Widodo win mean for Indonesia?
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".