BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 46 min 44 sec ago
Mark Mardell assesses impact of growing immigrant community
Refugee's story of seven months held in the Sinai desert
Rescuers are searching for two people missing after an explosion destroyed a house in Nottinghamshire, injuring a man, a woman and two children.
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper's top aide resigns over his role in a growing expenses scandal.
Syria's President Assad has said he has no intention of stepping down in his first interview since calls were made for a peace conference to try and resolve the conflict.
Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
Hundreds of people attend the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi.
A British man has been arrested in France in connection with the deaths of his two children, media reports say.
One protester has died as tensions rise in Tunisia between hardline Salafists and the country's moderate Islamist government.
How will China spend its massive cash reserves?
Real Madrid target Carlo Ancelotti asks to leave Paris St-Germain but is told by the club's president "it is not possible".
Yahoo's board approves a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m), US media reports say.
Clashes between Tunisian police and hundreds of supporters of the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia leave one person dead and others injured.
The Nigerian military says that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" as a result of its offensive against them.
US diplomat Ryan Fogle, accused by Russia accused of being a spy, has now left the country according to Russian television.
Sir Alex Ferguson is denied victory in his 1,500th and final Manchester United game by Romelu Lukaku's hat-trick.
Arsenal finish fourth in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League with a nervy win over Newcastle.
Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair as state forces launch a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stronghold.
A blue plaque in tribute to comedy double act Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise is unveiled at Teddington Studios.
Up to 100 predominantly luxury cars are taking part in the Gumball 3000 rally in which some of the world's richest petrol-heads get to flaunt their wealth during a drive that will take them through Europe.