The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 min 5 sec ago
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes.
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.
Pochettino's Spurs eye Rodriguez, Premier League may punish Mourinho, Reus wants to work with Wenger, plus more.
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
The daughter of the late singer, Whitney Houston, is recovering in hospital after being found unconscious in a bath at her home.