French nuclear power workers join escalating strike action over new labour reforms the prime minister says could now be "modified".
Oil continues its recovery, with prices rising above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as a result of supply disruptions and increased global demand.
Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents reveal.
The family of the late Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi are taking legal action following the Frenchman's death last year.
The UN expresses alarm after Hamas says it intends to implement death sentences in Gaza, where the Palestinian Islamist group is dominant.
A study into abusive tweets sent from UK Twitter accounts suggests large-scale misogyny, with women responsible for half of such tweets.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe takes world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven summit begins in Tokyo.
Indonesia's president approves tougher punishments for child rapists, including the death penalty, amid public anger over recent attacks.
The US nuclear weapons force still uses 1970s-era computer systems and floppy disks, a government report reveals.
One person is killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a concert hall in New York where hip-hop artist TI was due to perform.
Police in Bolivia use water cannons against disabled protesters who tried to breach a roadblock to demand an increase in state benefits.
China's Xiaomi announces its first drone, pricing it significantly lower than a comparable model by the market leader DJI.
Scientists have suspended inflation of a new room on the side of the International Space Station.
A couple of campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite and licked their tent.
A new film tells the story of a Japanese man who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and dedicated his life to identifying the American POW victims.
The Afghan Taliban have announced Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.
Opium production has long been a problem in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan, but it is also grown in many government-controlled regions.
A state department inquiry has accused Hillary Clinton and other former US secretaries of state of poorly managing email security.
Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who became a symbol of resistance against Moscow.
Germany has announced plans for an immigration act to integrate more than one million migrants.
The death of the Taliban leader Mullah Mansour could lead to increased instability in Afghanistan, and provide a boost to the opium trade, says Justin Rowlatt.
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Beijing accuses the US of damaging trade after Washington levies new duties of up to 450% on some steel imports from China.
Shares in Japanese air bag maker Takata jump 20% following a report that US private equity firm KKR could take a majority stake in the company.
Microsoft reveals plans to cut up to 1,850 jobs as part of efforts to scale back its smartphone business.
On-demand video streaming services face a call that at least 20% of the catalogues they offer to EU subscribers should be made locally.
Companies like Ticketmaster should take more action to prevent touts "harvesting" concert tickets, a government review recommends.
Dame Barbara Windsor says she is "honoured and excited" that her life story is to be turned into a one-off TV film.
The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.
Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.
Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.
Lewis Hamilton impressive as he heads Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Negotiations over image rights delay a deal to appoint Jose Mourinho as the new Manchester United manager.
More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back - and have succeeded in finding peace.
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The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean is caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescues 550 people.
Nigerian MPs summon the finance minister and central bank governor to brief them on proposals to ease the economic crisis by devaluing the currency.
India's Supreme Court says an Italian marine charged with murdering two Indian fishermen in 2012 may go home although he still may be tried.
Three new pieces of debris found in Mauritius and Mozambique are "of interest" in the search for MH370, says Australia's transport minister.
Net migration to the UK rose to 333,000 in 2015 - the second highest level on record, according to Office for National Statistics figures.
The Royal Navy is investigating claims the wreckage of a British submarine lost during World War Two has been discovered off the coast of Sardinia.
Success is declared by the team drilling into the Chicxulub Crater, the deep scar made in the Earth's surface by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.
Cuba's government legalises small and medium-sized private businesses, the latest stage of reforms launched by President Raul Castro.
The controversial right-wing politician Avigdor Lieberman is to be named Israel's defence minister after agreeing to join the governing coalition.
A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters begins a campaign to expel Islamic State militants north of their stronghold Raqqa.
The state department finds Hillary Clinton and other former secretaries of state are at fault for poorly managing email security, an audit shows.
Eleven US states file a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's recent efforts to expand the rights of transgender students.
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