The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 4 min 37 sec ago
North Korea has declared a plan to launch a satellite later this month, a UN agency says, in a move condemned by Washington.
Russian politician Mikhail Kasyanov accuses President Putin of "silently encouraging" intimidation as a row over a menacing video continues.
An Italian actor is in a coma in Pisa after a hanging scene went wrong on stage, resulting in his strangulation.
Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor is charged with obstructing the course of justice, accused of dropping a case involving an alleged plot to bomb the president's dairy.
The Pentagon is to propose quadrupling its budget for European defence in 2017 in the light of "Russian aggression", the US defence secretary says.
A passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, with a gaping hole in its fuselage.
Uganda's former intelligence chief, who is a strong critic of President Yoweri Museveni, is charged with insubordination at a military court.
Slovenian club NK Domzale post LinkedIn advert for an "offensive right-back" and get 150 applications for the position.
Some French schools are allowing students to smoke on their grounds to prevent them becoming terror targets on the street, a union says.
Ted Cruz wins the Iowa Republican caucuses, beating frontrunner Donald Trump in the first US vote on the road to the White House, but the Democratic race is a virtual tie.
Pakistani security forces and protesters have clashed at Karachi airport, leaving at least two dead, officials say.
US air strikes in eastern Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station used by the Islamic State militant group, US and Afghan officials say.
Belgian plan to extend life of reactors worries neighbours
India's Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.
The Israeli military lifts the restrictions on access to the West Bank city of Ramallah that were imposed following a shooting on Sunday.
Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov says US pressure forced Instagram to remove his video showing a Russian opposition politician as a sniper's target.
The Australian House of Representatives changes its rules to allow lawmakers to breastfeed and bottle-feed in the chamber.
Brazilian journalist Ana Carolina Caceres tells of her life with microcephaly, the congenital malformation by which babies have abnormally small heads and may suffer from delayed brain development.
India's Supreme Court agrees to revisit a previous judgement upholding a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex.
Heavy snow disrupts public transport in China, stranding tens of thousands outside a rail station in Guangzhou, police say.