BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is under way at Celtic Park in Glasgow.
Digesting China's latest food scandal
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.
A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
The former head of Haringey children's services Sharon Shoesmith is awarded almost £680,000 following her unfair dismissal claim.
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.
Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.
Mexico returns to the Formula 1 calendar after a 23-year absence in 2015 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.
The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.
Whitehall sources say information has emerged that MH17 crash evidence was deliberately tampered with, as the plane's black boxes arrive in the UK.
Manchester City's claim that an Under-21 player was racially abused is "baseless" says the accused player's Croatian club.
Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.
Shares in snacks and drinks giant Pepsico trade close to record levels after the company reports positive results.
Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.