BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 16 min ago
Afghan forces soon to assume full control of campaign
Managerless Manchester City secure second place in the Premier League with a comfortable victory at relegated Reading.
US hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb says Sony should spin off up to 20% of its entertainment business and shore up its struggling electronics arm.
The Sun has unleashed a massive solar flare - the most powerful of 2013 so far.
Wigan are relegated from the Premier League as Arsenal regain control in the race for the final Champions League place.
Prince Harry has had a go at baseball as part of his trip to the US
The clinic where Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer, has praised the actress for her bravery.
Britain's Laura Robson loses 6-2 6-2 to world number one Serena Williams in the second round of the Italian Open.
Women are now being recruited to Colombia's National Protection Unit as bodyguards - a role traditionally filled by men.
The Bank of England calls the data snooping activities at financial news agency Bloomberg "reprehensible" and says it will liaise with other central banks.
EU officials have raided the offices of several companies involved in the oil market, as part of an investigation into price-fixing.
A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel eating the heart of a dead soldier is condemned by the opposition and Human Rights Watch.
Manchester City announce that assistant manager David Platt has left the club following the sacking of Roberto Mancini.
The International Criminal Court launches a preliminary inquiry into Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in May 2010.
Prince Harry took part in some fairground games as part of a visit to areas hit by Superstorm Sandy in the US state of New Jersey.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is to build a town in honour of independence figure Patrice Lumumba, a government spokesman says.
European Union finance ministers have agreed to start talks with five none-EU countries in a bid to tighten rules on bank secrecy and tax evasion.
Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron visit Manhattan on a London bus to promote the UK as a place to study, visit and do business.
Muscovites are experiencing an early summer, with temperatures surging to record-breaking highs.
Russia says it will expel a US diplomat arrested with a series of disguises for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy.