The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Australia says a man who killed himself and several other people in a suicide attack in Iraq last week was an 18-year-old from Melbourne.
A damages action brought against the UK over a 2004 rendition case involving a Libyan politician and his wife is being heard at the Court of Appeal later.
Isis Sunni militants gave Christians an ultimatum: convert to Islam or face death.
At least 50 people have been killed in fighting at Tripoli airport since it began a week ago, according to the health ministry.
HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research.
Israel says 13 of its soldiers died on Sunday as part of its ground offensive in Gaza, as scores of Palestinians are killed by Israeli shelling.
Two gunmen kill at least four people and injure several others in a shooting rampage in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa.
The owner of a children's home in the Mexican city of Zamora at the heart of an abuse scandal has been released by police.
The beach where Lego keeps washing up
UN nuclear agency says Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into fuel.
The BBC has been shown pictures filmed by pro-Russian rebels at the scene of the MH17 crash immediately after the plane came down.
Israel and Gaza have both suffered their bloodiest day since the beginning of the current offensive, with the death of 13 Israeli soldiers and at least 87 Gazans.
A rise in complaints against doctors reflects the role of social media and negative press coverage of the medical profession, according to a report.
Norberto Odebrecht, the founder of one of Latin America's largest engineering conglomerates, dies at the age of 93.
The Kenyan HIV orphans who need to take 18 pills a day
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe
The Japanese island looking to China for brides
The Americans seeing a doctor for the first time in years
Gaza has suffered the highest death toll since the offensive by Israel began, with at least 87 people reported killed on Sunday.
'I wanted to make products for people'