The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel is sold by Hilton Worldwide to Chinese insurance firm Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95bn (£1.22bn).
An overloaded bus in western Nepal falls off a road and plunges into a gorge on Monday, killing 29 and injuring dozens.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is depicted as Hercules in a new art exhibition.
North and South Korean ships exchange warning shots as a Northern patrol boat crosses a disputed maritime border, say officials from the South.
Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.