The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A Saudi court sentences five men to death for their role in three suicide bomb attacks on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in May 2003.
Ukraine has said it will launch an investigation into a fatal attack in the east of the country, which has further increased tensions between Kiev and Moscow.
Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.
Burnley are promoted after first-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly secure a 2-0 win over Wigan.
Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.
US oil exploration firm Halliburton has reported better-than-expected first quarter profits, helped by robust drilling activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola.
US President Barack Obama opens the White House for the annual Easter Egg race, which he described as one of the most fun parts of his job.
Two Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
Dramatic footage filmed on a mobile phone is released showing a high-rise building on fire in north China.
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has warned.
The Queen's 88th birthday is marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.
More than 100 firefighters tackling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds save nearby buildings from "certain destruction".
Friends and family join Bob Geldof to pay their last respects to his daughter Peaches, as her funeral is held in Kent.
National Union of Teachers' conference votes for a summer-term strike over pay and workload.
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.
Pakistan's largest private news channel, Geo TV, has called for a robust investigation into the assassination attempt on one of its leading talk show hosts, Hamid Mir.
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.
Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died aged 85 of kidney failure.