The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 months 1 week ago
Spain is introducing a ban on train drivers using mobile phones after the Santiago de Compostela crash that killed 79 people in July.
Only 1% of files leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden have been published by the Guardian newspaper, its editor tells MPs.
A US federal judge rules Detroit should be granted bankruptcy protection and says controversial pension cuts could occur as a result.
German driver Nico Hulkenberg rejoins Force India for the 2014 Formula 1 season after signing a "multi-year" deal.
A French charity accuses Sri Lanka's security forces of killing 17 of its aid workers in 2006 during the civil war in a "heinous" war crime.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team needs to develop a stronger mental attitude to win the Premier League title.
French scientists say it is most likely that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, according to leaks to French media.
Prime Minister David Cameron defends his trade mission to China after a leading Chinese newspaper casts doubt on the "sincerity" of his efforts to boost bi-lateral ties.
Links with Europe not popular in the east
Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina is named Forbes African of the Year for his reforms to the country's farming sector.
Actor Ryan O'Neal tells a jury that a painting of late actress Farrah F
The European Court of Human Rights hears a case brought by two terror suspects who say Poland connived in US human rights abuses.
An ornate gown owned by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £80,000 when it goes under the hammer in London.
A Chinese journalist, recently sacked from state-run China Central Television (CCTV), angrily denounces government censorship in a blog post.
Brazil's economy falls into contraction in the third quarter, with output shrinking by more than analysts had forecast, according to official state figures.
Actress Julie Walters is to be honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards.
Customers are still reporting problems with their RBS accounts, despite assurances from the bank that computer problems have been resolved.
German ministers will this week debate whether to implement an app that can identify rock songs with neo-Nazi or racist lyrics.
Mobile phone footage of Michael Adebolajo explaining why he killed soldier Lee Rigby is shown to the jury in his Old Bailey murder trial.
Hospital sitcom Getting On receives three nominations at this year's British Comedy Awards, as does Channel 4 talk show The Last Leg.