BBC World Service
The BBC World Service provides international news and analysis from around the globe in 28 languages. Their global network of correspondents provides impartial news and reports on location.
In a special programme, the BBC's diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus looks back at the military and political career of the former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, who has died at the age of 85.
Continuing violence in Central African Republic / Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award.
South Sudanese army captures strategic town / Warning from Iraqi deputy PM to the US / Kurdish women fighting for separate homeland - and for equality / Martin Scorsese on his latest film.
Top Pakistan police officer killed / New Jersey governor sacks aide for 'bridgegate' / Rappers in North Korea.
Syrian rebels fighting Islamists as well as Army / Footballer draws global attention by declaring he's gay / More and more young Britons avoid alcohol.
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan/ British police cleared in 2011 death that sparked riots/ Blackhole appetite gets astronomers excited