The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Two people have been arrested in Kenya after the deaths of 70 people from drinking illicit alcohol, amid growing anger over the incident.
Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal tells BBC Sport he wants to become the new manager of Manchester United.
Real Madrid has emerged as the most valuable football club in the world, according to research by Forbes.
Live coverage of Wednesday's Spanish La Liga game between Real Valladolid and Real Madrid.
Paul Wood reports on the UN escorted evacuation from the city once dubbed the "capital of the revolution", Homs.
Nigerian police offer a $300,000 reward for help to rescue girls abducted by Islamist militants, said to have killed 300 people in a recent attack.
Voters struggle to understand European elections
In an apparent policy shift, Russia's president describes Ukraine's election on 25 May as a step "in the right direction".
An American FBI agent is arrested under anti-terrorism laws in Pakistan for carrying ammunition while trying to board a flight.
Three gay Russian couples have been married in civil ceremonies in the Danish capital Copenhagen and pleaded for tolerance back home, where homophobia is rife.
AC Milan duo Kaka and Robinho are among the big names to miss out on Brazil's provisional 23-man World Cup squad.