From BBC News
- Nigeria Boko Haram camps 'destroyed'
- The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
- Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul
- Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents for hours in central Kabul, following an explosion that shook the capital.
- Dancer 'lied' in Berlusconi sex case
- A dancer alleged to have had paid sex as a minor with Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi tells a court she lied to investigators in 2010.
- Syria opposition ready to negotiate
- Syria's main opposition coalition says it is willing to attend an peace conference next month only if President Bashar al-Assad agrees to step down.
- Author investigated for 'clown' gibe
- Portuguese author and journalist Miguel Sousa Tavares is being investigated for calling President Anibal Cavaco Silva "a clown" in an interview.
- Toronto's Ford denies 'crack video'
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has denied allegations from a major Canadian newspaper he was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine.
- Barrick Gold fined for Chile project
- Chilean authorities fine the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences at an Andean mine.
- IMF chief Lagarde made key witness
- A French court does not place IMF head Christine Lagarde under investigation over a payout made when she was finance minister, making her a key witness instead.
- Extra police heading for Stockholm
- Reinforcements of specially trained police are being sent to Stockholm after five nights of unprecedented rioting in the capital's suburbs.
- China-Swiss free-trade deal sealed
- China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.
- Spanish princess faces new tax probe
- A Spanish judge orders a new investigation into the tax affairs of Princess Cristina after an earlier subpoena for questioning in an embezzlement case against her husband was dropped.
- Nasa to lease shuttle launch pad
- Nasa is looking for commercial operators to lease a historic launch pad in Florida used for the first Moon missions and by the space shuttles.
- Vatican punishes Freemason priest
- A Roman Catholic parish priest at an elite French ski resort is stripped of his functions for refusing to renounce Freemasonry.
- US bridge collapse 'caused by lorry'
- The collapse of a road bridge over a river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversized lorry's crash, say officials.
- Arizona sheriff 'profiled' Hispanics
- The office of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, improperly targeted Hispanics in patrols for undocumented immigrants, a judge finds.
- Ecuador president starts third term
- Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, is sworn into office for an unprecedented third term in the capital, Quito.
- Guatemala extradites ex-leader to US
- Former Guatemalan President Alfonso is extradited to the United States, where he faces charges for laundering more than $70m in public funds.
- Belmokhtar 'supervised' Niger bombs
- Militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar masterminded the two suicide bombs in Niger on Thursday which killed 20 people, a Mauritanian news agency reports.
- 'Tanzanian shot' in gas crackdown
- A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the southern town tells the BBC.
- Two held after plane alert over UK
- Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
- UN hails 'historic' Obama drone vow
- The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
- MI5 'approached Woolwich suspect'
- Security service MI5 asked Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo if he wanted to work for them about six months ago, a childhood friend claims in a BBC Newsnight interview.
- Turkey to restrict alcohol sales
- The Turkish parliament approves controversial legislation to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol.
- 'Poor response' to Iraq abuse claims
- The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
- Thousands protest in Bahrain sit-in
- Tens of thousands of Bahrainis participated in a sit-in on Friday in protest at a raid on a senior Shia cleric's home.
- Tiger attack wildlife worker dies
- A woman attacked by a tiger at the Cumbria wildlife park where she worked dies of her injuries.
- BBC abandons £100m digital project
- The BBC is to close its Digital Media Initiative, with director general Tony Hall saying it had "wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers' money".
- Germany reports sluggish growth
- Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
- News Corp to split in two on 28 June
- News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
- Manchester United cuts debt costs
- Manchester United has struck a new loan deal to cut the amount of interest it pays on its huge debts.
- Klopp relishing 'perfect' occasion
- Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says the Champions League final against Bayern Munich will be a special occasion.
- Gill confident of keeping Rooney
- Outgoing Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident Wayne Rooney will stay at Old Trafford.
- McIlroy & Donald miss Wentworth cut
- Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald miss the cut at the PGA Championship at Wentworth as Francesco Molinari leads by one shot.
- Lesbian drama is Cannes favourite
- An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
- Amazon reveals fan fiction platform
- Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
- British hopefuls up for US TV awards
- Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
- VIDEO: Saudi drivers in 'sidewalk skiing' craze
- Motorists in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of driving cars, which uses only two wheels.
- VIDEO: US road bridge falls into river
- Part of a road bridge has collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington, officials say.
- VIDEO: Chinese farmer creates 'bionic arms'
- A Chinese farmer who lost his hands in an accident is turning his misfortune into a family business with home-made 'bionic arms' that he now sells to other amputees.
- VIDEO: Stockholm cars and schools targeted
- A fifth night of violence and rioting in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, has seen a police station attacked and two schools and at least nine cars set alight.
- VIDEO: Second jewel theft at Cannes festival
- A necklace reportedly worth 1.9m euros (£1.6m) has been stolen during the Cannes film festival, in the second such theft to hit this year's event.
- VIDEO: First halal food fair for Sarajevo
- Food lovers and businessmen attend Sarajevo's first ever halal food fair, set up in response to a rise in demand for halal food products in the wider Balkans region and beyond in recent years.
- VIDEO: Rios Montt genocide case stirs tensions
- The former military leader of Guatemala, Efrain Rios Montt, scored a victory this week in the long-running genocide case against him.
- VIDEO: UN brigade to 'enforce peace' in Congo
- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the BBC that a UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo will protect the civilian population
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- Chaos and suspicion in Cairo mortuary
- The mortuary that symbolises Egypt's post-revolutionary chaos
- How safe are US road bridges?
- How safe are road bridges in the US?
- Can Nawaz Sharif walk the military tightrope?
- Will Nawaz Sharif walk the military tightrope in Pakistan?
- Illusion of protection in DR Congo
- The UN's illusion of protection in eastern DR Congo
- How to speak Franglais
- Bonjour, mes amis antiques, let's parler Franglais
- Iran election: Conservatives dominate narrow field
- Iran's voters have little choice as conservatives dominate
- Why are so many Guantanamo inmates from Yemen?
- Could Guantanamo's Yemenis soon be released?
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