BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 14 min ago
Three Georgian soldiers serving with the Nato-led force in southern Afghanistan are killed in an insurgent attack on a base.
Tensions are rising between locals and Syrian refugees in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, following deadly car bombs on Saturday.
The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen Syria's moderate opposition and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
India's Tata Steel, one of the world's biggest steelmakers, announces a $1.6bn (£1bn) writedown on the value of its European assets.
Laura Robson beats seven-time Grand Slam-winner Venus Williams in the first round of the WTA event in Rome.
Barbara Walters announces she is to retire after more than 50 years on US TV screens.
Nawaz Sharif is on the verge of securing a majority in Pakistan's parliament and forming the next government after claiming election victory.
Viewpoints on what Pakistan's new government means for the US
Kenyan police seek about 30 mentally ill patients who escaped from Nairobi's Mathari Mental Hospital after overpowering guards.
US President Obama says the UK should try to "fix" its relationship with the EU before "breaking it off" after White House talks with David Cameron.
Italian prosecutors seek a six-year sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly paying an underage prostitute for sex.
Paris St-Germain block Real Madrid's move for Carlo Ancelotti as speculation increases about Jose Mourinho's future.
Thieves in South Africa steal some of the takings from a Justin Bieber concert after breaking into a football stadium.
Roma receive a 50,000 euro (£42,000) fine after racist chants from their supporters halt their Serie A game against AC Milan.
The man accused of murdering his partner's granddaughter Tia Sharp, after sexually assaulting her, changes his plea to guilty.
The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.
Cyprus receives the first tranche of a 10bn-euro bailout package from international creditors agreed earlier this year, with Greece also due to receive further funds.
An Iranian man and his Nigerian accomplice are found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Nigerian court.
Bloomberg says that allowing reporters to monitor the activities of clients on its terminals was an "inexcusable" error.
Two men are arrested on suspicion of involvement in a fight believed to have led to the death of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X.