France election: Macron says EU must reform or face 'Frexit'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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'

'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

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

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

Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan

Competition creates awareness about "the importance of breeding this beautiful animal".

The hills are alive

The hills are alive

The region where a row over place names rumbles on nearly a century after its annexation by Italian fascists.

Hero's legacy

Hero's legacy

Twenty-three years after his tragic death, legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the most valuable brands in sport.