BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 13 min ago
Caroline Wyatt reports on the refugees arriving in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing their homes across Mount Sinjar.
Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.
Police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson say they will co-operate fully with investigations into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has died in a plane crash in the city of Santos, officials say.
A cannabis exile returns home to his native Canada
How British firms can best succeed in the US market
Delivery of arms and aid to Iraq is being stepped up, in an international push to tackle jihadist militants and help those who fled their advance.
The Mexican government grants national oil firm Pemex the rights to 83% of the country's proven and probable oil reserves, as part of a broad energy overhaul.
Justin Bieber pleads guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest and agrees on anger management classes.
The cult behind the murder that shocked China
James Dasaolu wins 100m gold and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey bronze on a brilliant night for Britain at the European Championships.
A rocket lands in southern Israel hours before the expiry of a three-day Gaza ceasefire, Israeli police say.
A landslide in Switzerland derails a train at the top of a ravine, injuring several passengers and leaving one carriage hanging over the precipice.
Luis Suarez comes in for criticism ahead of the result of his appeal against a four-month ban for biting being announced.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest in a deal that avoided a drugged-driving conviction.
Britain's Mo Farah has to fight hard to win European 10,000m gold, while team-mate Andy Vernon snatches a silver medal.
Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw is ruled out of action for four weeks with a hamstring injury.