The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Bomb makers 'working on new devices' aimed at West
Swedes question their reputation for tolerance
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The man who changed the lives of three million children
The home secretary is to set out measures to tackle extremism and radicalism, following the findings of a taskforce set up by the government after the killing of Lee Rigby.
Tony Pulis says victory against West Ham - his first as Crystal Palace manager - boosts their hopes of avoiding relegation.
The Christmas Day episode of ITV's Downton Abbey will go head to head with BBC One's EastEnders, television schedules reveal.
The US military halts its ground cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan because of the risk to drivers after protests over US drone strikes.
Tiny islands in the East and South China seas have become a potential global flashpoint.
The UK government's 40% stake in Eurostar will be sold as part of a plan to boost infrastructure spending by £375bn being unveiled on Wednesday.
Figures from industry bodies indicate that bicycles outsold cars in almost every country in the European Union in 2012.
The US SpaceX rocket company puts a commercial TV satellite in orbit, marking its ambition to take a big slice of the market for launching telecommunications spacecraft.
The US House of Representatives approves a 10-year extension of a ban on all-plastic guns, amid the spread of at-home 3D printing.
A celebration by football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group says.
The similarities and differences between Ukraine's two revolutions
Mount Etna erupts again causing a number of flights to nearby Catania airport to be diverted.
New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis earns his first win as Marouane Chamakh's header helps the Eagles beat West Ham.
Home genetic testing firm 23andMe, which is backed by Google, stops marketing its products after a warning from US regulators, a spokeswoman says.
The Vatican refuses to provide information requested by the United Nations on the alleged sexual abuse of children by priests, nuns or monks.
Manchester United boss David Moyes is uncertain what reaction he will get from Everton fans during Wednesday's meeting.