BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A headteacher blames "misguided hysteria" over Ebola for the cancellation of a school visit by a child from Sierra Leone.
China's media watchdog says stars who have used drugs or visited prostitutes will be banned from state television and other media outlets.
British number one Andy Murray is beaten 2-6 6-1 6-2 by Spain's David Ferrer in the third round of the Shanghai Masters.
As German exports fall sharply in August - the largest monthly drop in five years - fears grow that the economy is on the brink of recession.
Tracey Emin is latest artist to be asked to design the winner's trophy for the Brit Awards in 2015.
The tiny high definition camera called the GoPro has made its founder and chief executive a multi-billionaire after it was floated.
England could play some home games away from Wembley if an NFL team sets up home at the national stadium in London.
Cheering crowds welcome President Uhuru Kenyatta back to Kenya after his appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
A Vietnamese oil tanker which went missing last week was seized by pirates who stole some of its cargo before releasing the crew, officials say.
National Australia Bank says its full-year earnings will fall by up to 14% because of higher-than-expected charges at its UK business.
US homeland security officials order agents at airports and other ports to "observe" arriving passengers for potential signs of Ebola infection.
Royal Mail says it has set aside £18m ($29m; €23m) to cover a potential fine imposed by French competition authorities.
An Australian woman has survived 17 days lost in the bush in northern Queensland with no food, local reports say.
Air strikes alone will not stop Islamic State fighters seizing the key Syrian town of Kobane, the US and UK warn as fighting continues.
Shareholders in Australian online travel firm Wotif approve its takeover by online travel giant Expedia.
Arsenal set for big-money move for Edinson Cavani, Jermain Defoe and Yohan Cabaye could return to England, plus more.
Health authorities in Spain put to death the dog of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus in Madrid, sparking protests from animal rights groups.
Nomsa Maseko reports on the Cape Town residents still fighting to get their land back, 20 years after the end of apartheid.
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder and Shaimaa Khalil visit villages in the disputed region of Kashmir where at least 16 people have died in the worst violence in a decade.
Home Secretary Theresa May postpones plans to review who should co-ordinate counter-terrorism policing until after the general election.