BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 34 min ago
The US, UK and France voice abhorrence at the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by an Islamic State (IS) militant.
Players from Argentina's San Lorenzo football club meet Pope Francis and present their trophy after their win in the Copa Libertadores last week.
Muller rejects "astronomical" Man Utd approach, AC Milan deny talk of Liverpool bid for Balotelli, and Jack Wilshere's double.
The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was "shocking and depraved", UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child.
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown.
A selection of images from around the world
Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, is freed following a court order.
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri has called on protesters to continue guarding access to all state buildings amid a massive sit-in at Islamabad.
Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy pays tribute to US reporter James Foley, who has apparently been killed by the Islamic State.
Pakistan's high commissioner to India Abdul Basit defends his meetings with Kashmiri separatists, a move which led to Delhi cancelling planned talks with Islamabad.
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola.
The US Attorney General is due to arrive in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager.
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.
A huge fire rips through the Nigeria Football Federation building in the country's capital Abuja on Wednesday.
Barcelona cannot sign players until 2016 once the current transfer window shuts, after Fifa reject their appeal over a ban.