The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?
Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.
The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.
Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack
Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?
The US box office has struggled compared to previous years during the traditional high point of the summer blockbuster season.
Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis
Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.
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The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.
The UN says it has begun its largest aid operation for a decade as it attempts to reach half a million people in northern Iraq.
Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.
Celtic pick up an away goal as they draw with NK Maribor in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
Author Euny Hong talks to the BBC about how South Korea is conquering the world through pop culture.
David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
Modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought, a study suggests.
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.
Manchester United announce the £16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.