The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
Fifa's reputation has been hurt by the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia, says vice president Jim Boyce.
New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
Pupils who survived a massacre at their school in Pakistan have been paying tribute to those who died.
A panel in Japan puts forward a plan to protect four buildings damaged by the 2011 tsunami and earthquake, including a former elementary school.
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
Cuba policy secures Obama a Latin legacy
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA as punishment for his Super Mario post.
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
One of Lewis Hamilton's key technical figures at Mercedes, Jock Clear, is to leave the team and move to Ferrari.
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
EU leaders begin a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.
British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
Kenyan MPs trade blows and the deputy speaker has water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approves changes to a tough new security bill.
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
The father of Briton Ben Pocock, who was killed in July's MH17 air crash in Ukraine, recalls the moment he waved his son off at the airport