BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 31 min 47 sec ago
The Syria conflict spreads crisis across the region
A dog that lost half her face saving two girls from an oncoming motorcycle has been treated as a hero on her return to the Philippines.
Former Australia Test batsman Michael Slater says Ricky Ponting could return to help the struggling side in the Ashes.
Officials from North and South Korea hold their first government-level talks in more than two years to ease recent tensions.
What's the chance of having three sets of twins?
US President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping end a two-day summit described by a US official as "unique, positive and constructive".
Prime Minister David Cameron calls for "more action" from web companies to rid the internet of images showing child sex abuse.
Shadow dance act Attraction win the Britain's Got Talent final, after a woman ran on stage to throw eggs at the judges.
A court in China sentences the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison on fraud charges.
Ireland wing Simon Zebo is called up to the British and Irish Lions tour squad as cover for the injured Tommy Bowe.
Thousands of naked cyclists ride through the streets of Mexico City to mark the World Naked Bike Ride event.
At least 25 people have died and 58 people were injured in clashes outside a military headquarters in Benghazi, Libya.
At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and a militia linked to the Libyan army in the city of Benghazi, medical officials say.
Emergency services and volunteers in Hungary are racing to build and reinforce flood barriers, with the River Danube threatening to reach record heights.
Police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of protestors in the Turkish capital, Ankara, as anti-government protests enter their second week.
Helping children to overcome the psychological pain of war
Operation Snow Tiger follows wild animal biologist Liz Bonnin and an international team of scientists on an expedition to Russia, documenting one of the world's rarest and most mysterious animals - the Siberian tiger.
Thousands pack the banks of the River Foyle in Londonderry for a spectacular finale to Frank Cottrell Boyce's 30-hour performance, Return of Colmcille.
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro calls a plan to restrict the number of basic food items people can buy in the western state of Zulia "insane".
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will start at fly-half for the Lions against a Combined Queensland-New South Wales Country XV.