BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 9 min 37 sec ago
A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.
The number of young boys admitted into accident and emergency units in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show.
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows to "sweat blood" to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people, saying he wants a referendum in 2017.
Australia's biggest native title claim - covering 14.6m ha (36m acres) of land and waters - is filed in a court in Brisbane, Queensland.
London-based auction house Christie's raises more than $12m at its second art sale in India, exceeding its pre-sale expectations.
CIA Director John Brennan defends his agency's past interrogation programme but admits some techniques used against detainees were "abhorrent".
A key source of income for groups such as Islamic State or Boko Haram is ransom money for hostages, Paul Adam investigates the process of hostage taking.
The University of Sydney has created the Acropolis from 120,000 Lego blocks and given it, of course, to the Acropolis museum in Athens.