The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien will play the musical's narrator for a series of special shows, his first UK performances in the role for more than 20 years.
Fire destroys seven homes in a mobile home park near Isleton, California.
Hundreds of students in Taiwan storm the education ministry, protesting against proposed changes to the curriculum which they say promote a pro-China view.
A Reunion man, Johnny Begue, shows the BBC's Milton Nkosi where he found the debris that may belong to missing plane MH370.
Europe's aircraft maker Airbus group beats forecasts with a rise in profits for the first half of the year.
Nursing leaders in Portugal, Spain and Italy say "aggressive strategies" are being used to "fool" a growing number of their staff into working in the NHS.
The captains of all 18 Australian Rules football clubs call on fans to stop booing Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes amid a racism row.
Rio 2016 will have 85,000 security staff while the IOC defends the water quality at sailing and open-water swimming venues.
A Norwegian groom swims across a fjorde to reach his bride for their wedding at a lighthouse.
A US photographer launches an internet hunt to find two women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand store.
BA and Iberia owner International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in second quarter profits.
Lloyds Banking Group's claims bill for PPI tops £13bn as it sets aside a further £1.4bn to compensate customers.
James Reynolds reports from Athens on how Greeks are trying to find a way back to some normality after so much financial and political turmoil.
Tiger Woods shoots four straight birdies on his way to a three under 68 in the first round of the Quicken Loans National.
The army and police are escorting bus drivers in El Salvador, who have been forced by violent gangs to go on strike.
Compensation has been reduced for more than 400 sex abuse victims in Britain who later committed criminal offences, the Today programme learns.
Greenpeace activists are removed from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, allowing an icebreaker to join an Arctic oil drilling operation.
An Australian surfer punches a shark to fend off an attack off New South Wales, say police, in what a witness calls a "Mick Fanning replay".
Migrants have once more broken through police lines in Calais trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
North Korea says a detained Canadian pastor has confessed to a "subversive plot" to overthrow the government and set up a "religious state".