BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Refugee's story of seven months held in the Sinai desert
Nigel Wright, chief of staff of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, 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.
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi.
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.
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".
Clashes between Tunisian police and hundreds of supporters of the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia leave one person dead and others injured.
Arsene Wenger says reaching next season's Champions League was vital for Arsenal's ability to attract top players.
US diplomat Ryan Fogle, accused by Russia accused of being a spy, has now left the country according to Russian television.
Rod Stewart scores his first UK number one album for 34 years, going straight to the top with his LP, Time.
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.
Captain Alastair Cook salutes bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson after England's 170-run win over New Zealand.
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.
Giovanni Visconti wins his first ever Giro d'Italia stage as Vincenzo Nibali remains in the pink jersey after a snowy stage 15.
Rafael Nadal drops only four games as he beats Roger Federer to win his seventh Italian Open title.