BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Wall Street Market Report
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
Spanish mayor's rape comment prompts resignation calls
French President Francois Hollande names a new government under Prime Minister Manual Valls, dropping ministers who rebelled against spending cuts.
At least two people have been killed in Argentina, in a powerful explosion at a shop that sold gas cylinders near the capital, Buenos Aires.
Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro steers Great Britain to team dressage silver at the World Equestrian Games.
Manchester United sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m.
Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border "by accident", Russian sources say, as a key summit is held in Belarus.
Can President Hollande recover from French revolt?
At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report finds.
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
Heather Watson suffers a 6-1 6-1 defeat against world ranked 80 Sorana Cirstea in the first round at the US Open.
A US airliner has been diverted after an row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining.
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.
The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan killing three crew - unconfirmed reports say it was shot down.
An Indian woman armed only with farm tools is stable in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her.
Alex Salmond says motivation, morale and momentum are with Yes Scotland after latest TV debate with Better Together leader Alistair Darling.
South Africa avoids falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
How prosperous Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'
Officials in Brazil say a prison riot in which at least five inmates were killed has ended and the prisoners have been transferred to other jails.