The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Fatemah Hosseinpoor speaks to the BBC about how cultural attitudes towards disability in her home country of Iran convinced her to move to the UK to study.
What Filipinos saved from the rubble after Typhoon Haiyan
French troops in the Central African Republic have fought a battle with armed men near the airport of the capital Bangui, it has emerged.
Samsung and Philips are among several consumer electronics companies raided by the European Commission over suspected breaches of competition rules.
Why photos of women are doctored by some Iranian media
Chancellor George Osborne rejects claims the UK's economic recovery is based solely on a boom in consumer spending and house prices.
Indian Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah apologises for making 'misunderstood' comments which are denounced by critics as sexist.
A minute's applause in tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela will be held at weekend football matches.
A blood-soaked stage version of Swedish vampire story Let the Right One In opens at London's Royal Court and aims to attract more teenagers to the theatre.
Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar, abducted by the CIA in Italy in 2003, is given a six-year jail term in absentia in Milan for terror offences.
Michael Clarke's latest Ashes ton underlines his status as the world's best, says Australia team-mate Brad Haddin.
Bristol Academy boss Mark Sampson is appointed new England women head coach by the Football Association.
How Mandela spent his retirement as Aids activist
A Depression era view of New Jersey by Edward Hopper sells for $40m (£24.4m), setting an auction record for the US artist.
Alan Pardew is named Premier League manager of the month while his Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul wins the player award.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) says it was behind an attack on Yemen's defence ministry on Thursday that left 52 people dead.
The news of the death of Nelson Mandela breaks during a royal gala screening about the life of the former South African president.
Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014.
US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Japan and South Korea to improve ties, amid tensions over China's air zone and North Korea.
Police in Australia lose a ring swallowed by a suspect in a jewellery shop theft, amid "gaps" in search procedures.