BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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An Indian man sentenced to death for murdering a girl in a case dubbed "the house of horrors" will be executed next week, officials say.
Robert Downey Jr drama The Judge opens the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, where 300 films will be screened over 11 days.
US veterinary surgeons operating on a sick dog discover the cause of their patient's malaise - 43 and a half socks.