The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Russian security forces detain hundreds of people in the southern city Volgograd following the deadly bomb attacks there.
Some Nigerian filmmakers are working outside the Nollywood genre, hoping to succeed internationally. Kunle Afolayan is one of them.
Islamic authorities in Malaysia seize more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.
Toronto's crack-smoking leader Rob Ford says he is the "best mayor" the Canadian city has ever had, as he declares his candidacy for another term.
Shares in Italian motor giant Fiat jump more than 15% after it agrees to buy the remaining 41% of Chrysler it does not own - creating the world's seventh largest car company.
The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.
At least five people have been killed and 20 hurt in a car bomb which hit a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut, media and officials say.
The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, "with some danger to life", his doctors say.
Fighting is continuing in South Sudan, the army tells the BBC, as the warring factions prepare to begin peace talks in Ethiopia.
Czech police say that they have found weapons at the home of the Palestinian ambassador who was killed by an explosion at his home in Prague on Wednesday.
Gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a senior female official in the western city of Herat, police say.
David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.