The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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US President Barack Obama has briefly visited a Washington hospital for tests following a persistent sore throat, the White House says.
Russia's Vladimir Putin hopes a permanent ceasefire will soon be agreed in Ukraine, after Moscow talks with French counterpart Francois Hollande.
American skier Lindsey Vonn takes her 60th World Cup win in just her second race back after almost a year out through injury.
Protesters in the Greek capital Athens throw rocks and petrol bombs, at a rally marking six years since police killed an unarmed teenager.
Cristiano Ronaldo sets two personal milestones as he leads Real Madrid to a record-equalling 18th-straight win at the Bernabeu.
Sir Paul McCartney has recalled the "horrific" moment when he learned of the murder of his former Beatles bandmate John Lennon.
Boss Jose Mourinho complains about Newcastle ball boys and fans time-wasting after Chelsea's first defeat of the season.
Manchester City move to within three points of Premier League leaders Chelsea after a narrow victory over Everton.
England will play France, Colombia and Mexico in Group F at the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.
Munster are beaten by Clermont Auvergne at Thomond Park to leave Pool One of the European Champions Cup exceptionally tight.
Paris St-Germain move to the top of Ligue 1 after two Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals helps them beat Nantes.
Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe's wife Grace becomes head of the ruling party's women's wing, amid speculation she might succeed him.
The powerful Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines where over half a million people have fled coastal towns.
US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie are killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a rescue attempt by special forces.
Sergio Aguero leaves the pitch in tears after suffering a knee injury in the opening minutes against Everton.
The distant - very distant - prospects of a landing on Mars