The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A Virginia state senator is recovering well in hospital a day after being stabbed by his son, who later took his own life.
Readers remember the moment they heard of JFK's assassination
LA singer Banks is tipped for big things in 2014
The UK allowed the US's National Security Agency to keep mobile phone numbers and email addresses of ordinary Britons from 2007, reports say.
A British man tells the BBC he is fighting in Syria for a group linked to al-Qaeda because it is his duty and Muslims are "being slaughtered".
Plenty of demand for new planes, but is there enough airspace?
Tackling South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis
Director Spike Lee has a new film out called Oldboy, inspired by the Japanese graphic novel and 2003 South Korean classic cult film of the same name.
Could a computer help you make good wine at home?
The government of the Central African Republic says it is in talks with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony to get him to surrender.
Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong settles a lawsuit with an insurance company over bonuses he was paid while doping.
The first Chinese-born writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Gao Xingjian, talks to Helier Cheung about the three distinct periods of his life and China's decision to ban his work.
Some signs of normal life are beginning to return to parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
The US says it has reached agreement with Afghan officials on the text of a deal paving the way for some US troops to remain after 2014.
Chancellor George Osborne is to order an independent inquiry into how Paul Flowers was deemed a suitable chairman of the Co-op Bank.
An attempt by Tory rebels to delay plans to recruit more reservists to offset a reduction in regular Army numbers is defeated in the Commons.
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn is recovering after re-injuring her right knee in a crash on Tuesday.