BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Gunmen on motorbikes kill 48 people in an attack on a remote village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says.
At least 130 people are understood to have died in severe flooding in India's northern states.
A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills two people in Yemen's northern town of Saada, which is under the control of Houthi Shia rebels.
Ballet dancer David Wall, who became the youngest male principal in the history of the Royal Ballet, dies of cancer, aged 67.
A system software update has rendered some PlayStation 3 consoles unusable, manufacturer Sony confirms.
Afghanistan suspends talks on a bilateral security agreement with the US, after Washington's announcement of peace talks with the Taliban.
Clothing manufacturers in Peru expect to make bumper profits next year by making football shirts for global fans descending on Brazil for the World Cup.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacks two high-ranking government ministers embroiled in a multi-million dollar financial scandal.
The IMF is turning into a university
Daniel Radcliffe impresses reviewers with his "understated" performance as a disabled teenage orphan in Martin McDonagh's play The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Rafael Nadal could play Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer as early as the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
In Mexico around 25,000 people have disappeared since the drug war began six years ago.
High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope, strontium-90, have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
The 100-year-old law still dividing South Africa
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades urges eurozone leaders to help his country's biggest bank and sharply criticises the bailout agreed in March.
Celebrations begin for the 90th birthday of Israel's President Shimon Peres, in the presence of celebrities and world leaders.
Football fixtures for the Premier League, Football League and Scottish leagues for the 2013-14 season are announced.
Claims of manipulation rock Hague's Balkans tribunal
North Korea denounces a report that leader Kim Jong-un gave out copies of Adolf Hitler's memoir Mein Kampf to officials on his birthday.
Scottish Premier League champions Celtic will kick off next season at home to Ross County on 3 August.