The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 years 8 months ago
Investors who applied for £750 worth of Royal Mail shares will receive their full allocation, the BBC has learned.
Wilfried Martens, who served nine times as prime minister of Belgium and later led the European Parliament's main centre-right group, dies aged 77.
At least four members of Egypt's security forces have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern Sinai, state media and officials say.
Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor is to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in the UK, Justice Minister Jeremy Wright confirms.
Europe's transport ministers begin talks in Brussels aimed at reforming airline compensation.
Egypt's army-backed government condemns a decision by the US to suspend some of its financial and military aid over a crackdown on Islamists.
UK aerospace company BAE Systems has said its US operations could be hit if the government shutdown in Washington turns out to be protracted.
World championship leader Marc Marquez is given a penalty point for clipping Dani Pedrosa in the Aragon Grand Prix.
Billionaire Clive Palmer strikes a deal to form a bloc key to passing legislation in Australia's Senate, where PM Tony Abbott lacks a majority.
Singer Tori Amos says it was "magical" to see her long-awaited debut stage musical open at the National Theatre.
The US says it is suspending part of the $1.3bn in aid it gives to Egypt's military until "credible progress" is made towards free and fair elections in the country.
The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Pasteur Institute warn that bubonic plague, which is spread by fleas on rats, is still a threat in many parts of the world.
Japan Airlines says it has turned around two of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft during flights due to technical problems.
SSE customers will see an average 8.2% rise in gas and electricity prices from 15 November, the company has announced.
Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes having more Scottish players in the Champions League would help the national team.
The father of the fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden arrives in Russia to visit his son.
At least 20 pilgrims are killed when their lorry crashes into a gorge in the northern Indian state of Punjab.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is seized by unknown militants from his residence in Tripoli, officials in his office tell the BBC.
A platypus that got stuck in a car engine in Australia has been safely released back into the wild, Australian conservation officials say.
An opposition politician on a hunger strike to protest against the formation of the new state of Telangana is forcibly moved to hospital as his health deteriorates.