The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 years 7 months ago
British cook Nigella Lawson has admitted taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
Races in New Jersey, Mexico and Korea will not feature in the 2014 Formula 1 season despite being listed as provisional.
The BBC's Victorian crime drama Ripper Street is not returning for a third series after suffering falling ratings, the broadcaster confirms.
Authorities are about to release emergency dispatch recordings of last year's school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 26 people dead.
The US trade gap narrowed in October as oil exports hit a record high, the Commerce Department says.
At least 18 people have been killed in a rocket attack on government-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, activists say.
A Christian militia is suspected to have killed 12 people, including children, and wounded 30 others in an attack on Monday in the Central African Republic (CAR), officials say.
The world's biggest vessel takes to the water for the first time in South Korea.
Forest officials in the southern Indian state of Karnataka are searching for a tiger which they say has killed three villagers in the past week.
A 20-year-old man is killed in the central Argentine city of Cordoba as groups of people take advantage of a police strike to loot shops.
Trainer Gerard Butler is disqualified for five years by the British Horseracing Authority after doping inquiry.
One of the men accused of murdering solider Lee Rigby told police it gave him "little joy to approach anybody and slay them", the Old Bailey hears.
The BBC will show 200 hours of action from Sochi 2014 with Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards hosting the coverage.
Actor David Birrell receives "substantial" damages after being blinded in his right eye by a prop gun at the Donmar Warehouse.
James Harding, the BBC's news director, tells staff the corporation's output should "look and sound more like its audiences".
Has the Green Climate Fund got a chance of reaching its target?
Steve Wise, president of The Nonhuman Rights Project, explains the lawsuits he has filed on behalf of four chimpanzees in New York.
Google reveals it has taken over seven robotics companies and is hiring staff to develop products as part of a team led by its former Android chief.
Humphrey Hawksley joins a Taiwanese coastguard flight to the disputed tiny island of Dongsha in the South China Sea.
A mass grave containing 21 bodies is found in Mali by investigators looking for soldiers who disappeared after last year's coup.