The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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President Barack Obama calls for government action to remedy what he describes as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
Arundhati Roy on the media 'hysteria' over editor sex case
The lonely graves of the victims of Lampedusa
Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.
Meeting Greece's million unpaid workers
Burmese field where people seek their fortune
Amnesty International urges North Korea to close two political prisoner camps, where it says torture is rampant and execution commonplace.
A student in the US state of Massachusetts who is accused of killing his maths teacher pleads not guilty to murder, rape and robbery.
Thailand marks the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol, who is due to address the nation later, amid a truce after days of violent protests.
It's almost a year since the gang rape of a 23-year old Indian student on a bus in Delhi - an attack which caused outrage in the county.
Is choosing to block online advertising ethical?
After legislating on the prices of electronics, toys and clothes, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signs a decree controlling the prices of cars.
The government plans to bring forward the date when the state pension age is raised from 65 to 68, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.
Ratings agency Moody's raises its outlook for Spain's economy from "negative" to "stable", saying that conditions are improving.
Radioactive medical material taken when a truck was stolen in Mexico has been found, but its condition remains unclear.
Large swathes of the UK are braced for a storm, bringing with it gale-force winds, possible travel disruption and the risk of coastal flooding.
George Osborne will announce a fresh round of spending cuts for Whitehall departments when he gives his Autumn Statement on Thursday.
Eden Hazard scores two fine goals as Chelsea increase Sunderland's relegation fears in a seven-goal thriller.
Nicklas Bendtner's rare goal helps Arsenal sweep past Hull to maintain their lead at the Premier League summit.
A Normal Rockwell painting sells for $46m (£28m) in New York, a new record for a piece of American art sold at auction.