BBC News - World
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
IS women discover 'harsh realities'
Young women travelling to Syria to join Islamic State often end up "domestically isolated in severe conditions", new research claims.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 5:28 am
Methodist Church apologises for abuse
The UK's Methodist Church is to make a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse involving ministers, staff and members.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 5:00 am
Fifa arrests spark sponsor concerns
Major sponsors express "serious concerns" after the US accuses Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:53 am
VIDEO: Palestine wants Israel football ban
The Palestinian Football Association is asking Fifa to suspend Israel from world football, just as it once suspended apartheid South Africa and Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:35 am
Growth in Philippines slows sharply
Growth in the Philippine economy slows to its lowest pace since 2011 in the first quarter from a year ago, figures showed.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 4:03 am
Malaysian police probed over graves
Malaysia is investigating 12 policemen suspected of involvement in human-trafficking camps found in the remote north of the country.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 2:41 am
VIDEO: South Sudan faces food shortage
The UN warns that more people are at risk of hunger in South Sudan than at any time since it became independent four years ago.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 2:39 am
US military shipped anthrax to labs
The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 2:37 am
Asian shares mostly up on US gains
Asian markets traded mostly higher, taking a positive lead from Wall Street after a rally lead indexes to close at record highs.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 1:50 am
Yahoo to face class action lawsuit
Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 1:39 am