BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Liverpool call off their £8.5m move for QPR's striker Loic Remy amid reports that he failed a medical in the United States.
Dutch experts cancel plans to head to the site of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, citing security concerns.
Dutchwoman Marianne Vos wins the inaugural one-day La Course race in Paris, with Briton Lizzie Armitstead crashing out late on.
Up to 230,000 Ukrainians have had to flee their homes because of intense fighting in the east of the country.
Australia's Michael Shelley wins gold in the men's marathon, while Kenya's Flomena Cheyech Daniel wins the women's race.
Russia should lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup as part of sanctions following the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, Nick Clegg says.
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.
Italian opera singer Carlo Bergonzi, considered a leading performer of Verdi's work, dies aged 90.
Arsenal complete the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.
A group of artists in New York paint a large group of nude models in public in a celebration of the human form.
Date for Guardians of the Galaxy sequel is revealed at Comic-Con event in San Diego.
The public should be able to question the prime minister in Westminster every week, just as MPs do, Labour leader Ed Miliband tells the BBC.
Israel says it is resuming military operations in Gaza as Hamas militants continue to fire rockets into Israel after rejecting a limited truce.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic strikes a stunning 60-yard goal against Manchester United after practising field goals with the NFL's Denver Broncos.
Three enormous cooling towers which have stood for more than 40 years at Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire are demolished.
A woman and her baby had a lucky escape, when they narrowly avoided being involved in a car accident in San Francisco.
The airline of Dubai's government is flying huge amounts of aid to Gaza.
Louis van Gaal describes Manchester United's display as "not good" despite a 3-2 win over Roma in the United States.
Israel accepts a UN request for a 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza, but Hamas says it rejects the terms of the truce.
A grave containing at least 400 people is unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners.