BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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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.
Australia carries out its first raid in Iraq on what officials said was an Islamic State facility, with a fighter jet dropping two bombs.
Increasing numbers of paramedics are leaving NHS ambulance services, with senior staff saying crews are under greater pressure to meet demand.
Asian markets are trading higher after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's policy meeting reduced fears of an early interest rate increase.
Why social media embraces Twin Peaks
Twitter's head of news Vivian Schiller has announced she is leaving, following the departure of three other senior executives.
Advances in bionic hands have restored a sense of touch to two patients for more than a year, report US scientists.
Thousands of people hold marches across Mexico against the disappearance of 43 students who went missing after a clash with police last month.
The biggest escalation in violence in the Kashmir region in years has seen at least 16 people killed on both sides.
Will South Africans be able to win back their land?
The chief executive officer of US retail clothing chain Gap is stepping down as it plans Asian expansion.
The widows who refuse to be quietly shunned
How a man, a woman and a car fell in love, and hit the road...