The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
Barcelona front-man Luis Suarez says he "feels like a footballer" after making his Barcelona debut in a friendly against Leon.
Pakistan's political crisis deepens after opposition leader Imran Khan says he is quitting talks with the government until PM Nawaz Sharif resigns.
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.
Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigns following allegations over racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.
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Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.
The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.
The father of Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik expresses feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son's actions in a book.
Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only 10 days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.
There has been a standoff between police and protesters in Indonesia awaiting a court decision over the presidential election result.
The world's oldest man has been named as Sakuri Momoi, who is 111 years old and living in Japan.
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At least 63 people have died in clashes between rival Arab groups in Sudan's arid Darfur region, witnesses say.