BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.
How Syria's war has changed and spread in a year
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.
Pro-Russian rebels, who had taken control of eastern Ukraine, are under pressure as government forces fight to regain control.
An American doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has been released from hospital after treatment in the United States.
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.
Thousands of demonstrators are camping outside the Pakistani parliament, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption.
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior denies his England career is over but says he is prepared to back-up his successor Jos Buttler.
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
Barcelona front-man Luis Suarez says he "feels like a footballer" after making his Barcelona debut in a friendly against Leon.
Pakistan's political crisis deepens after opposition leader Imran Khan says he is quitting talks with the government until PM Nawaz Sharif resigns.
Eurozone business growth slows in August, weighed down by sluggish French and German economies.
Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.
Actor Hugh Bonneville joins Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch in the cast of the BBC's adaptation of three Shakespeare history plays.
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