BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 20 min ago
Russia pledges billions to help Ukraine as it attempts to stop it moving towards the European Union - a key demand of weeks of protests.
Edin Dzeko scores twice as Manchester City reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals with victory over Leicester City.
British doctor Abbas Khan has been "in effect murdered" by the Syrian authorities just days before his expected release from jail, Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson says.
Harold Camping, the US preacher and Christian broadcaster who predicted the end of the world three times, dies age 92.
Amanda Knox, the American accused murdering UK student Meredith Kercher, insists she "didn't kill" her former flatmate in an email to an Italian court.
Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru have been jailed for six years and eight months each.
Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline is to overhaul incentive schemes following a corruption scandal in China earlier this year.
A blind man and his guide dog fall onto the New York City subway tracks but escape without serious injury after a train rolls over them.
England boss Roy Hodgson says a World Cup match in Manaus is "not ideal", but he accepts games must be spread around.
Chris Froome says it is "inevitable" team-mate Jonathan Tiernan-Locke's anti-doping violation will reflect badly on him.
Police in northern Tanzania raid a ceremony where girls were subjected to female genital mutilation in defiance of the law, an official tells the BBC.
North Korea is marking the second anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong-il, days after the dramatic purge of a top-level official.
Ten senior political figures, including the former finance minister, are arrested in South Sudan after an attempted coup, the government says.
Aleppo hospitals are overwhelmed with casualties after a wave of recent air strikes which killed more than 100 people, Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
A writer has been hired to pen a sequel to the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy by late author Stieg Larsson, its Swedish publishers have said.
A majority-black Florida high school named after one of the first leaders of the Ku Klux Klan is to get a new title.
The former husband of popular Pakistani singer Ghazala Javed is sentenced to death for her murder last year.
Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke faces disciplinary proceedings after his biological passport shows anti-doping rule violation.
More than 60 soldiers have died in the South Sudanese capital Juba in two days of fighting sparked by an apparent coup attempt, doctors say.
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki tells the BBC his country is doing "quite well" despite protests at a lack of progress since the Arab Spring.