• N Korea poised for rare party gathering
North Korea is set to hold its first party congress in 36 years, as the South warns a fifth nuclear test is being prepared.
• US House Speaker Ryan 'can't back Trump'
US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee
• Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp
At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.
• Israeli shell kills Gaza woman - medics
Israeli tank fire kills a Palestinian woman in Gaza, Palestinians say, in some of the worst clashes between Israeli forces and Hamas since 2014.
• Early results declared on big poll night
The first results are being declared as counting continues across the UK in elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and English councils.
• Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
• 'Human smugglers' shot in France chase
Police shoot a UK-registered car carrying suspected people smugglers after a high-speed chase that crossed from Belgium into France, state media says.
• Brazil court suspends Rousseff foe
Brazil's top court has suspended Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha from his mandate, following a request by the country's attorney general.
• 'Cement shoes' found on NYC corpse
A body found on a Brooklyn beach earlier this week had feet that were encased in hardened concrete, according to NYPD detectives.
• Massive Canada wildfire spreads south
A massive wildfire in Alberta has spread south, with thousands of Canadians facing their second evacuation in four days.
• 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer convicted
A former Los Angeles rubbish collector is found guilty of the "Grim Sleeper" serial murders that spanned more than 20 years and left 10 dead.
• Axl Rose: AC/DC tour to be ‘respectful’
Axl Rose says he means "no disrespect" to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, whom he is replacing on the band's Rock or Bust World Tour.
• VIDEO: My son the bomber, my daughter the victim
In April, the bombing of an Israeli bus in Jerusalem injured 20 people. The mothers of both the bomber and one of his victims have spoken to the BBC.
• VIDEO: Obamas in Star Wars dance-off
In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.
• VIDEO: 'Impeachment is illegitimate and illegal'
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has told the BBC that the impeachment process against her is "illegitimate and illegal".
• VIDEO: Moment Etihad turbulence flight landed
An Etihad Airways flight en route from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta hit "severe and unexpected turbulence" that left more than 30 people injured.
• VIDEO: Alligator's polite house call in South Carolina
Footage has emerged of an alligator appearing to knock at the door of a house in the US state of South Carolina.
• VIDEO: On ground with Russian forces in Syria
On the ground in Syria, accompanied by Russian military.
• VIDEO: Migrant children 'dream of getting to UK'
Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan and Syrian teenagers in Calais, who are hoping to rebuild their lives in Britain.
• VIDEO: Liberal Bangladesh under threat?
The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports on the fear amongst liberals in Bangladesh following a spate of killings.
• Sadr returns to political spotlight
The Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has returned to the spotlight and carved out a key role in Iraq's current political crisis, says Ahmed Maher in Baghdad.
• Has EU found solution for flawed asylum rule?
The BBC's Gavin Lee asks whether the European Commission's plan for a revamped asylum rule - known as Dublin Plus - can survive opposition from Central and Eastern Europe.
• 'Perfect storm' boosted Alberta fires
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.
• Five reasons why buildings collapse
After a six-storey building in Kenya's capital Nairobi collapses, killing at least 33 people, we look at the common reasons for such incidents.
• Trump declares Hispanic love with tacos
Republican front-runner Donald Trump declares his love for tacos and Hispanics with a tweet on the Cinco De Mayo Mexican national holiday.
• Student 'spent thousands on handbags'
An Australian court grants bail to a woman who withdrew more than A$4.6m mistakenly given to her by a bank, spending much of it on luxury handbags.
• Bitcoin 'creator' cancels proof
Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, reneges on a promise to provide "extraordinary proof".
• News Corp reports $149m quarterly loss
Rupert Murdoch's media empire News Corp posts a quarterly loss in the three months to March, due to a legal settlement charge.
• Former EU Commissioner to advise Uber
Uber appoints former European Commission vice-president Nellie Kroes to its new public policy board.
• Pilots report 1,400 laser incidents
More than 1,400 incidents of lasers being shone at aircraft are reported to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority in a year.
• Child star charged with bank robbery
Joey Cramer, child star of the '80s film Flight of the Navigator, is charged with bank robbery.
• Rolling Stones say no to Donald Trump
The Rolling Stones order Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.
• Shower gel plastic beads may face ban
The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.
• Space radar to assess Europe's historic sites
A satellite radar project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.
• Skin bacteria stay 'stable over time'
Everyone has their own personal range of bacteria living on their skin that stays largely unchanged over time, a US study suggests.
• US to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s
The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.
• Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal (agg 3-1)
Jurgen Klopp remains on course for silverware in his first season after Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate to reach the Europa League final.
• Leicester title 'inspires the world'
Leicester City's Thai vice-chairman says the "miracle" of the club's Premier League title is an "inspiration for the whole world".
• When storytellers get personal... very personal
Storytelling events are growing in popularity with people sharing their most intimate experiences on stage. But how intimate is too intimate?
• When you can't get back on the bike
Radio 1 Newsbeat's Dan Whitworth describes getting back on his bike after a crash - with the help of the driver who hit him.
• Survivors freed from Nairobi rubble
Four people are pulled out from the ruins of a residential building in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, six days after it collapsed in heavy rains.
• Zimbabwe to print US dollar equivalent
Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease severe cash shortages in the country.
• Pakistan elders 'ordered girl's death'
Pakistani police accuse village officials of ordering the murder of a teenage girl because she had helped a school friend to elope.
• Bangladesh Islamist loses final appeal
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party loses a final appeal against his death sentence for war crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan.
• Turkey PM to quit amid rift reports
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at his party's congress this month, amid reports of a rift with President Erdogan.
• Big EU grant for far right sparks anger
Several MEPs urge the European Parliament to stop paying a €600,000 (£474,250) grant to an alliance of far-right, anti-EU groups.
• 'Top money launderer' held in Colombia
Colombia arrests a man who is suspected of running a major drug money-laundering organisation, the US Drug Enforcement Agency says.
• Chanel stages fashion show in Cuba
French fashion house Chanel holds a show in the Cuban capital Havana - the first such event since the communist revolution on the island in 1959.
• Saudi Arabia lifts Binladin Group ban
Saudi Arabia is to once again allow construction giant Saudi Binladin Group to bid for state contracts, days after tens of thousands of workers were laid off.
• Australia IS recruiter 'killed in Iraq'
An Australian man considered a senior recruiter for so-called Islamic State has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, Australia's government says.
• NFL star in court over violence case
American football star Johnny Manziel makes his first court appearance in Dallas a day after posting bail on charges of domestic violence.
• N Carolina LGBT law 'violates rights'
The US Justice Department tells North Carolina that its law limiting protections for LGBT people violates national civil rights laws.
• Five young people describe their dream internet
Young people around the world offer their thoughts on what the internet should be.
• The lake that people used to flock to
The place that was known as the Blackpool of the Potteries
• Changing the rules: Breaking transgender taboos at work
Why India is hiring transgender police
• The synagogue that is becoming a mosque
Why is this synagogue becoming a mosque?
• VIDEO: Designers shape sex toys of the future
The designers who are revolutionising sex toys
• A cartoon journey through a Middle East childhood
A cartoonist's depiction of childhood in the Middle East
• Quiz of the week's news
What's the name of Princess Charlotte's pet?
• Reinventing China's abortion police
Six months pregnant and forced to have an abortion
• Palmersaurus: Australian billionaire faces political extinction
Eccentric follies help sink billionaire politician