BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Food lovers and businessmen attend Sarajevo's first ever halal food fair, set up in response to a rise in demand for halal food products in the wider Balkans region and beyond in recent years.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sacks his chief of staff Mark Towhey as he fights claims he has been caught smoking crack cocaine on camera.
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A Chinese farmer who lost his hands in an accident is turning his misfortune into a family business with home-made 'bionic arms' that he now sells to other amputees.
British Airways cancels its short-haul flights to and from Heathrow after one of its planes makes an emergency landing.
News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
Gibraltar is accepted as a full member of Uefa after a vote at the European football confederation's congress.
Tensions escalate in northern Sri Lanka as Tamil people try to prevent the Sinhalese-dominated army from taking over their land.
The Turkish parliament approves controversial legislation to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol.
A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the southern town tells the BBC.
The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
British number one Laura Robson faces former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the French Open first round.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard decisions" will be needed for peace after two days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia is cancelled because of heavy snow and Saturday's stage 20 is re-routed.
A mother of eight is jailed for four years for fraudulently claiming more than £350,000 in benefits and tax credits.
An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
A North Korean envoy visiting China meets President Xi Jinping and hands him a letter written by Kim Jong-un, state media reports.
The BBC is to close its Digital Media Initiative, with director general Tony Hall saying it had "wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers' money".
President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.
Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.