BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Paying for the air you breathe in Venezuela
Taxpayers may have lost out on around £1bn in undervalued Royal Mail shares and assets, a committee of MPs has said.
The Indian workers mutilated for refusing to be slaves
Ivory Coast stallholders go digital but need more tech to flourish
Can Matteo Achilli follow in Facebook's footsteps?
Brazil star Neymar breaks down in tears and claims the challenge that ended his World Cup could have left him paralysed.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to help resolve tensions over the country's hotly disputed presidential elections.
Pakistan's military says its anti-militant offensive in a north-western tribal area has now taken control of 80% of the strategic town of Miranshah.
Ray Whelan, head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality, has evaded arrest in Brazil over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales, Rio police say.
A deal proposing to stage two Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin as matinees has been described as "not feasible".
Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she led them on a car chase through Washington DC will not face criminal charges.
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appeals for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez signs for Arsenal from Barcelona for in the region of £35m.
House Speaker John Boehner wants to speed up the deportation of children migrating illegally, to ease the growing border crisis.
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.
The F-35 combat jet, due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers, will not appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday.
Why many Brazilians will be backing Germany on Sunday
A Catholic bishop in southern Italy suspends all church processions after a parade took a detour to salute a mafia boss who was under house arrest.
The US Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.