The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signs a one-year contract to extend his Old Trafford career.
Dutch meat wholesaler, Willy Selten, is arrested for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat labelled as beef, officials say.
Carl Froch is sorry for threatening to kill Mikkel Kessler in Saturday's fight but faces an investigation by boxing's governing body.
Youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers are being blamed for riots sweeping the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Third favourite Telescope, co-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, is ruled out of the Epsom Derby with a sore left shin.
Aretha Franklin has postponed three concerts in June, a week after health issues forced her to cancel two shows in May.
Malaysian police arrest three prominent opposition figures, including Keadilan party vice-president Tian Chua, and charge a student with sedition.
A mistake by a crane operator causes a 10-hour blackout over about a third of Vietnam and parts of neighbouring Cambodia, officials say.
A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
Saudi Arabia's construction industry is booming but while smart Dubai-style units are springing up in big cities, the country is still facing a growing housing crisis.
Georges Moustaki, the French singer and composer who wrote Edith Piaf's 1958 hit song, Milord, dies aged 79.
The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
A chain of mobile phone stores aimed specifically at the Latino market is to be opened by singer and actress Jennifer Lopez
Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites.
US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2009.
US President Barack Obama honours "living legend" Carole King as he presents her with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Michael Ballack says Mario Gotze will be "a big loss" for Borussia Dortmund but believes they can still win the Champions League.