The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is in his country's provisional 30-man World Cup squad despite a recent injury.
An initial investigation into claims that UK forces abused Iraqi detainees is to be opened by the International Criminal Court.
The US overtakes France to become the world's biggest market for wine, according to figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.
The organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow close the ticket website and phoneline until technical problems can be resolved.
Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one pro-Russian insurgent have reportedly been killed in an ambush in the eastern Donetsk region, reports say.
Kenya's police chief David Kimaiyo orders the seizure of commuter buses with tinted windows in an attempt to prevent attacks by militants Islamists.
The High Court in London begins hearing arguments in a copyright dispute over 13 songs by late Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley, including No Woman, No Cry.
Two women are killed and 48 people are injured in a serious crash in Cornwall when a coach hit a wall.
The chief executive of AstraZeneca warns that new drug development could be hit if it were taken over by Pfizer, but Business Secretary Vince Cable says blocking a takeover is "tricky".
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals says it plans to improve its unsolicited $47bn offer to buy US drugmaker Allergan, maker of the Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.
A woman who accuses TV entertainer Rolf Harris of assaulting her from when she was a teenager denies "making up" the allegations.
The Nigerian government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, a minister tells the BBC.
Israel monitors Syrian rebel offensive in Golan Heights
A police chief is suspended following "serious allegations" of inappropriate behaviour towards female officers and staff.
An exhibition by sculptor Antony Gormley, featuring lone human figures on rooftops, is cancelled - reportedly over the suicide of a Hong Kong bank worker.