BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 13 min 50 sec ago
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
The president of the Vatican bank is to be replaced by a French financier as part of extensive reforms to the Church's central government.