The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is joining the board of a bank owned by one of Ukraine's richest men.
Three of the children of late Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi take the makers of Call of Duty to court over his depiction in the video game.
Ukraine's economy minister Aivarus Abromavicius resigns over the slow pace of reform and says he does not want to provide "cover" for corruption.
A convicted murderer whose case was the focus of a wildly popular podcast is in court for a chance at a new trial.
An investigation is launched in Somalia after a plane made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in its fuselage in the capital, Mogadishu.
The EU approves billions of euros in funding for Turkey to cope with record number of Syrian migrants, in the hope that fewer cross into the EU.
Syrian government forces reportedly break a siege of two towns north-west of Aleppo, severing a critical rebel supply route into the city.
Albania is to auction off some 40 military aircraft and helicopters that date back to the communist era.
Libyans talk about life under IS
Several senior commanders from the group Islamic State have moved to Libya from Iraq and Syria in recent months, a top Libyan intelligence official has told BBC Newsnight.
A female Israeli border guard has died in hospital after an attack by three young Palestinian men in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police say.
Shakespeare's Globe theatre performs Hamlet for migrants at the camp in Calais known as the "Jungle" on Wednesday.
Republican Senator Rand Paul drops out of the race for US president after a disappointing fifth place finish in the early voting state of Iowa.
Police clear hundreds of Roma people from a slum-like camp built on a disused rail line in northern Paris.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma agrees to repay some of the $23m (£15m) the government spent on upgrading his private home.
A Syrian government offensive against rebel-held areas around Aleppo threatens to derail UN efforts to persuade the warring parties to start peace talks.
The condition of the Italian actor left in a coma after a hanging scene in a live theatrical production went wrong is deteriorating, it is reported.
A rare case of the Zika virus - linked to thousands of brain defects in babies in the Americas - being sexually transmitted has been reported in Texas.
MEPs have been reacting to David Cameron's draft deal aimed at keeping Britain in the EU.
South Korea warns the North it will pay a heavy price if it goes ahead with its plan to launch a satellite into space later this month.