France election: Macron says EU must reform or face 'Frexit'
The French presidential front-runner speaks to the BBC at the start of the last week of campaigning.
Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel
It is the first such deployment since Japan expanded the role of its military.
Eminem sues New Zealand governing party over Lose Yourself
The US rapper says the National Party used a song which sounded like his award-winning Lose Yourself.
US budget: Funding deal reached to avert shutdown
The bipartisan agreement will keep the government running until 30 September, US media say.
Ueli Steck: Everest preparation claims 'Swiss Machine' climber
"Swiss Machine" Ueli Steck dies in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on a new route.
French forces kill militants in Mali forest
The operation follows the death of a French soldier in the West African country earlier this month.
Italy ex-PM Matteo Renzi wins Democratic Party election
The victory propels him back to the forefront of national politics, ahead of national polls in 2018.
Argentina Plaza de Mayo: Rights group turns 40
Group members have been fighting for justice for victims of Argentina's 1976-83 military regime.
Dubai becomes first city to get its own Microsoft font
The typeface, available in both Latin and Arabic script, will be used for official state correspondence.
Indian brides given bats to keep abusive husbands in check
Women at a mass wedding receive wooden paddles with messages such as "for use against drunkards".
Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say
US-backed Syrian fighters say they have taken six more districts in the city to the west of Raqqa.
Eike Batista: Brazilian ex-billionaire leaves jail
Eike Batista, who is accused of bribery and tax evasion, is released from jail ahead of his trial.
Emmanuel Macron says EU must reform or face Frexit
The presidential candidate says he will not let down French people demanding changes to the EU.
Inside the Iraqi Christian ghost town
The BBC's Paul Adams visits Qaraqosh, a once-thriving town of 50,000. It's still a shell, months after so-called Islamic State was pushed out.
Black but beautiful? 'It's not a compliment'
Abeer Sinder is Saudi Arabia's first black beauty vlogger. But sometimes, she says, the compliments she receives aren't flattering.
Venezuela: 'I'm fighting for my country'
We take a look at what is behind the political unrest and why people are taking to the streets.
Motherhood in the time of Zika
Katie Falkenberg's photo feature on mothers caring for children damaged by the Zika virus in Brazil was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.
Deadly tornado crosses Texas road
Footage from Canton, east of Dallas, shows one of the tornadoes which have left five people dead.
'He was at the height of his powers'
Tributes are paid to legendary climber Ueli Steck after he was killed while training alone on Everest.
Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour
Local authority confiscates monument after it is installed "too soon".
Tajik leader's 'full title' rule comes into force
All media must now refer to President Emomali Rahmon by his not insubstantial official title.
Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan
Competition creates awareness about "the importance of breeding this beautiful animal".
The hills are alive
The region where a row over place names rumbles on nearly a century after its annexation by Italian fascists.
Twenty-three years after his tragic death, legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the most valuable brands in sport.