BBC News - World
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Quebec separatist Parizeau dies
Jacques Parizeau, the former Quebec premier who nearly led the French-speaking province to independence, dies at the age of 84.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:57 pm
Tributes paid to Charles Kennedy
Colleagues and political adversaries pay tribute to former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy after his sudden death at his home in Fort William aged 55.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:45 pm
Tanzanian wins innovation prize
A Tanzanian chemical engineer wins a prestigious innovation prize for his water filter that could change the lives of millions of African.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:44 pm
German ex-leader 'in intensive care'
Germany's former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is in intensive care after surgery on his intestine, German media reports say.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:33 pm
Hundreds missing as China ship sinks
Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship with more than 450 people, mostly elderly tourists, capsizes on China's Yangtze River.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:25 pm
Ivanovic & Safarova reach last four
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic beats Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-2 and will face Czech Lucie Safarova in the French Open semi-finals.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:17 pm
Germany against World Cup boycott
The head of German football has opposed a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup finals in a protest against Fifa.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:15 pm
VIDEO: S Africa's assisted suicide debate
A South African court is to hear a landmark case that could see the country become the first outside of Europe to legalise the right to assisted suicide.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:10 pm
Iraq coalition 'winning against IS'
The US insists a coalition effort to halt the advances of Islamic State in Iraq is succeeding after ministers from 20 countries meet in Paris.
Posted: June 2, 2015, 2:09 pm