The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group urges his followers to end a 30-year armed struggle and seek a democratic peace.
The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.
Glenn Murray scores twice and is sent off as Crystal Palace beat West Ham, who are booed off by their own fans.
A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends, police say.
World number two Maria Sharapova withdraws from the Acapulco International semi-final with a stomach virus.
An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.
Football's lawmakers have postponed plans in the Netherlands to trial video replays in live games.
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
The people of Lesotho are voting in snap elections called two years early in an effort to restore political stability in the mountain kingdom.
First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
India bowl out United Arab Emirates for 102, the lowest total yet at the World Cup, before racing to victory in 18.5 overs.
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
Boris Nemtsov, a leading Russian opposition politician and ex-deputy PM, is shot dead in Moscow ahead of a march against the war in Ukraine.
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy.
World number one Rory McIlroy looks destined to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after a four-over-par second round.
England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.
New Zealand survive a late collapse to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling climax to their World Cup Pool A game.
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.
The Mexican president hails the capture of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.