The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A woman hangs herself while taking part in a South Korean reality television show.
Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni are to launch legal action after secret recordings of them made by a former aide are leaked online.
Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, makes millions of its pictures free to use, in an effort to combat piracy.
Europe captain Paul McGinley chooses Sam Torrance and Des Smyth as his vice-captains for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Iran rejects as "failed lies" Israeli allegations that it was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
China's shadow banks could threaten global economy
PR consultant Max Clifford used his celebrity contacts "to bully and manipulate" girls and women into sexual acts with him, a court hears as his trial opens.
A man convicted of a sea scooter crash that killed Usher's 11-year-old stepson is given four years in prison.
Ethiopian and government forces seize a key Somali town from militant Islamist group al-Shabab, officials say, in what may be the start of a new offensive.
A missing 11-year-old boy in India is found after he was spotted by a member of the public who received a WhatsApp alert sent out by police.
The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
UK car sales in February were up 3% from a year earlier, helped by rising consumer confidence, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
Samba school wins Rio parade with Formula 1 theme
At least five soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and Nato officials say.
Warwickshire confirm that England batsman Jonathan Trott will be fit to start the new season in April.
A Chinese official is detained for an attack on a nurse in east China which left the nurse paralysed, police and state media say.
EU leaders will hold an emergency summit to decide how strongly to respond to Russia's troop deployment in Ukraine's Crimea region.
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South Korea criticises a North Korean missile test which it says took place as a Chinese passenger plane flew in the area.
The chief executive of the oil company Shell says he would like Scotland to "remain part of the UK".