The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
Ukrainian civilians stranded in battle for Debaltseve
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
Dozens of skeletons and decayed body parts are discovered in sacks in a disused room of an Indian police building, baffling the authorities.
Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage
Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Liverpool want to sign striker Danny Ings in a deal that would see him loaned back to Burnley for the rest of the season.
At least 26 people, mostly soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
Japanese carmaker Honda cuts its profit forecast and sees third quarter earnings drop sharply following a vehicle recall linked to airbags.
A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby
Police are looking for Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight after a man was run over and killed in Los Angeles.
Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
Mancini wants Toure, Chelsea close in on Cuadrado, Anderson could leave Man Utd, Spurs plan Everton exchange, plus more.
Tiger Woods opens with a two-over-par 73 at the Phoenix Open on Thursday in his first tournament of the season.
Former Spooks star David Oyelowo says he is disappointed by the snub given by Bafta to his latest film, the civil rights drama Selma.
Two balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.
Andy Murray's coach Amelie Mauresmo praises the atmosphere in the team after his fiancee Kim Sears was seen apparently swearing.
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says.