BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.
The Seattle city council votes to fine businesses and residents that waste too much food, in an effort to boost composting and recycling.
US President Barack Obama tells a UN climate change meeting in New York that the problem is growing faster than the world's efforts to address it.
Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in an extraordinary penalty shootout to progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".
President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.
Philadelphia police are seeking three people in connection with the beating of a gay couple in the city centre.
The Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, tells a UN climate change meeting in New York that climate change is not ''a fiction''.
The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.
Southampton come from behind to beat Arsenal in a superb Capital One Cup third-round tie at the Emirates Stadium.
Police in Denver arrest 17 people they say were part of a drug ring that sold methamphetamine and cocaine from a taco food truck.
India hopes to make history shortly by putting its first satellite in orbit around the Red Planet.
Nigeria's army retracts its statement that some of the schoolgirls abducted in April by Islamist militants have been freed.
A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC.
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he can lower his 100m and 200m world records before the end of his career.
Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine say they will hold elections on 2 November, in an apparent show of defiance towards the government in Kiev.
One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".
Views on Syria air strikes from a small US town
Up to 200 Air France pilots have demonstrated in Paris over the company's plan to expand its low-cost airline.
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.