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Iraq will take back Ramadi 'in days'
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".
Spanish protest parties make gains
Protest parties make gains in Spain's local elections, depriving the governing People's Party of overall control of Madrid and other councils.
IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra
A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.
No referendum vote for EU citizens
EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar, the government says.
Polish president concedes election
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes the election to challenger Andrzej Duda after exit polls suggest he has lost the run-off vote.
Rain deluge hits southern US states
A deluge of rainfall bursts rivers and brings flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
Details emerge about Sydney gunman
Details about the isolated life lead by gunman Man Haron Monis emerge from an inquest into last December's siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney.
Migrants taint Bangladesh image - PM
Migrants trying to leave Bangladesh illegally are tainting the country's image and should be punished, PM Sheikh Hasina says.
French film Dheepan wins at Cannes
French director Jacques Audiard's film, Dheepan, wins the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or.
'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
VIDEO: Iraqi PM: Ramadi recapture 'in days'
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Mr Carter's comments were misinformed and that Iraqi forces were just days away from recapturing Ramadi.
VIDEO: Migrant's story of four months at sea
Kasuma Hatu, a Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar describes her journey at sea from Myanmar to Langsa city in Indonesia.
VIDEO: First look in Japan's Sendai nuclear plant
Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.
VIDEO: Is Modi still India's cup of tea?
BBC News visited some tea stalls around Mumbai and asked ordinary Indians to rate Narendra Modi's first year in office.
VIDEO: Ramadi refugees stranded on bridge
Omar Abdel Razek is at a river crossing where thousands of residents from Ramadi are hoping to cross into the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
VIDEO: US floods 'largest in region's history'
A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ
A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.
VIDEO: On-air proposal after marriage vote
After Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage, Linda Cullen proposed to her long-term partner Feargha Ni Bhroin live on air.
Has Narendra Modi lived up to expectations?
Narendra Modi's first year in power has been a mixed bag of hits and misses amid concerns over rising social tensions, writes Soutik Biswas.
Is the UK still a Christian country?
With number of people calling themselves Christian in the UK in decline, is religion in crisis?
The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit
In Somalia, a "disengagement" programme has been set up for surrendering al-Shabab members. Andrew Harding took a look.
Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews?
Protests over the beating of an Ethiopian Israeli soldier have thrown the spotlight on the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel, writes Prof Yossi Mekelberg.
Can California learn to live with drought?
Californians are facing their fourth year of severe drought - can they adapt to find a way forward?
VIDEO: Who's in charge of IS? In 90 secs
How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.
Greece 'cannot afford IMF repayment'
Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.
Email error reveals bank's EU project
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.
Sweden scoops Eurovision 2015 crown
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
US reality show taken off schedule
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
Spiders strum on leaves for love
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.
Depression makes heart failure worse
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer'
More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.
Rodgers accepts Liverpool pressure
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says pressure is building on him after his side's 6-1 thrashing at Stoke City.
Mercedes apologise to Hamilton
Mercedes apologise to Lewis Hamilton for what they admitted was the strategic error that cost him victory in Monaco.
Europe's next cheap holiday destination?
As no-frills airlines start flying to the Azores, Simon Calder asks whether the islands in the Atlantic Ocean could become the next big holiday destination.
Saving coffee from extinction
Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day but scientists says the most popular species, Arabica, is under threat - they are now working to save it from extinction.
Gary Barlow sings at final wedding
A bride who booked a Gary Barlow lookalike for her wedding gets a shock as the real Take That star turns up to sing.
VIDEO: Millie gets pick of bespoke doghouses
Interior design students at a Leicester university create a series of doghouses as part of a 'Barkitechture' project.
Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the 2012 death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.
Malaysia concern over migrant graves
Malaysian PM Najib Razak vows to find those responsible for people-smuggling, after mass graves of suspected migrants are found in the country.
Irish Church needs 'reality check'
One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
Venezuela's Lopez on hunger strike
Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez announces on a leaked video he has gone on hunger strike demanding "freedom for political prisoners".
'Israel row' sinks UN nuclear talks
A UN conference aimed at preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons ends in failure after a row over a nuclear-free Middle East proposal.
US Senate blocks surveillance bill
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have extended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
Hunt for stab deaths suspect goes on
The hunt for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner in Oxfordshire enters its second day.
Search for missing diver suspended
A major search of the English Channel for a diver who failed to resurface during a trip is suspended for the night.
Hull City 0-0 Manchester United
Hull City are relegated from the Premier League as they fail to beat Manchester United and Newcastle win their final game.
Labour to back EU referendum bill
Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.
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