From BBC News
- Syria army storms rebel-held town
- Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair as state forces launch a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stronghold.
- Murdered Pakistan politician buried
- Hundreds of people attend the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi.
- Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'
- Yahoo's board approves a deal to buy New York-based blogging service Tumblr for $1.1bn (£725m), US media reports say.
- Boko Haram militants 'in disarray'
- The Nigerian military says that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" as a result of its offensive against them.
- N Korea urged to end missile tests
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Pyongyang to end its missile tests as a fourth short-range weapon is launched from North Korea's east coast.
- Tunisia police clash with Islamists
- Clashes between Tunisian police and hundreds of supporters of the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia leave one person dead and others injured.
- Tories 'united' on Europe, says Hunt
- The health secretary rebuffs claims the PM is losing control of his backbenchers over Europe - as Tory activists complain of a "crisis" destroying the party.
- US spy-row diplomat 'leaves Russia'
- US diplomat Ryan Fogle, accused by Russia accused of being a spy, has now left the country according to Russian television.
- Briton held over children's deaths
- A British man has been arrested in France in connection with the deaths of his two children, media reports say.
- 'Sole winner' nets record US jackpot
- A ticket holder in Florida has won the largest Powerball jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), lottery officials say.
- Lennon guitar sells for $408,000
- A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles in 1967 fetches $408,000 (£269,000) at auction in New York.
- VIDEO: Plane catches fire on landing in Russia
- A Boeing 737 plane carrying about 140 people catches fire upon landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
- VIDEO: Cuban golf courses no longer 'elitist'
- Five decades after Fidel Castro ordered Cuba's golf courses to be closed down because he considered them "elitist", the island's communist government has approved the construction of a luxury golf resort.
- VIDEO: Can jellyfish venom help humans?
- A scientist studying one of the most lethal creatures on the planet, the box jellyfish, believes its venom could be useful for medical research.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: City lit up after 20 years in dark
- After years of conflict, it can be difficult to imagine the people of Mogadishu enjoying a nightlife.
- VIDEO: How do you round up a camel herd?
- Australia is home to the world's largest camel herd, but it is causing environmental problems. Simon Reeve is shown how one cattle ranch owner deals with the animals - by rounding them up and selling them for meat.
- Google chief defends tax affairs
- Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt defends the company's tax affairs after it comes in for strong criticism from MPs.
- Treasury claims banks 'safer in UK'
- The latest UK government paper on the impact of Scottish independence will claim the UK is better placed to manage the risk of a financial crisis.
- US questions Google on Glass privacy
- US politicians are seeking reassurances from Google that its smart spectacles will respect personal privacy.
- Single-pixel camera makes 3D image
- Scientists in Glasgow have discovered a low-cost way to create 3D images, capable of sensing frequencies beyond visible light.
- Denmark crowned Eurovision winners
- Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
- Blue plaque for Morecambe and Wise
- A blue plaque in tribute to comedy double act Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise is unveiled at Teddington Studios.
- UK astronaut Peake to go into orbit
- The UK astronaut Tim Peake is given a date to fly to the International Space Station.
- Deep sea 'gold rush' moves closer
- The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
- Time-lapse imaging 'improves IVF'
- Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.
- Brain stimulation maths boost link
- Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.
- Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal finish fourth in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League with a nervy 1-0 win over Newcastle.
- PSG boss Ancelotti asks to leave
- Real Madrid target Carlo Ancelotti asks to leave Paris St-Germain but is told by the club's president "it is not possible".
- Tweets of the week: IRS, Beyonce's baby and Bea Arthur
- For the week ending 17 May, here is a look at the news making waves in America - all in 140 characters or less.
- Breast cancer: What is the risk?
- Angelina Jolie had a mastectomy after being told there was an 87% chance she would develop breast cancer. How high is the risk for other women?
- Massacre suspect held in Ivory Coast
- The authorities in Ivory Coast arrest militia leader Amade Oueremi, suspected of one of the worst massacres during 2011 post-election violence.
- China Premier Li Keqiang in India
- China's Premier Li Keqiang travels to India for his first foreign visit since taking office, with border tensions and trade topping the agenda.
- Disgraced French minister bows out
- A French government minister who quit over revelations of his undeclared Swiss bank account says he will not stand again for election.
- El Salvador gangs warn over truce
- The leaders of the main gangs in El Salvador vow to maintain a 14-month-long truce, but say political changes threaten the peace.
- Fresh violence kills eight in Iraq
- Fresh outbreaks of violence in Iraq have left at least eight people dead, police say, hours after the worst day of sectarian violence in the country for months.
- Malcolm X grandson suspects remanded
- Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, are remanded in custody in Mexico.
- Four injured in house explosion
- An explosion injures four people, destroys a house and severely damages another, in Nottinghamshire.
- One dead, two injured in plane crash
- Police confirm one man has died and two other people are critically ill after a light aircraft crashes in Gwynedd.
- Philpott mother to fight jail term
- A lawyer representing Mairead Philpott, who killed her six children in a fire, says she will appeal against her 17-year jail term.
- Two charged over missing man's death
- Two men are charged in connection with a death of a Frenchman who went missing four years ago.
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- Life-size Barbie house opens in Berlin
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- In pictures: Syngenta Photography Award
- Jan Brykczynski wins Syngenta award
- Your pictures: Listening
- Readers' photos on the theme listening
- The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
- The world's largest camel herd - in Australia
- The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise'
- The jailed Somali pirates sharing an island with millionaires
- In the Dutch earthquake zone
- Nervous times in the Dutch quake zone
- Eurovision: Back to basics in Malmo
- Eurovision Song Contest goes back to basics in Malmo
- Debut directors seek Cannes success
- The young British film-makers vying for attention in Cannes
- In pictures: Things come apart
- Todd McLellan's photographs of disassembled objects
- Tom Ripley and a talent for evil
- The talented Mr Ripley, and the meaning of evil
- China's global ambitions
- How will China spend its massive cash reserves?
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