The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 34 sec ago
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
Terri-Jean Bedford campaigns for the rights of sex workers in Canada.
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec.
Heineken has blamed "unseasonably wet weather" in Europe for a drop in both sales and profit in the three months to the end of September.
US singer Kesha said her long-term producer Dr Luke never had sex with her, nor gave her drugs, in a deposition given three years ago.
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
Policy makers at the Bank of England voted 7-2 to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5% in October, minutes show.
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.
Japan's trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.
Django Unchained's Daniele Watts, who alleged she was held by police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.
Prominent Vietnamese dissident blogger Nguyen Van Hai who was jailed for anti-state propaganda is released from prison and flies to the US.
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.
Arsenal want England Under-21 defender Liam Moore, Man City ready bid for Mesut Ozil, Schalke want Fernando Torres, plus more.