• Fifa chief downplays US indictment
Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter plays down US criminal proceedings launched against officials of world football's governing body.
• US demands China halt reclamations
The US calls for an "immediate halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, saying China is "out of step" with international rules.
• Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.
• Syria 'barrel bomb strikes kill 72'
At least 72 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.
• Strong earthquake strikes off Japan
A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan shakes buildings in the capital Tokyo and is felt across the country.
• Nigeria militants strike Maiduguri
A suicide bomber killing at least 13 people at a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, after an overnight assault by Boko Haram militants.
• O'Malley enters US presidential race
Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for presidential elections in 2016.
• Ex-Georgia leader gets Ukraine job
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili - who is wanted in his country - is appointed governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region.
• Pakistan hosts match despite attack
Pakistan will host a third and final one-day cricket international against Zimbabwe despite a deadly bomb attack near the venue of Friday's game, officials say.
• Saved by the Bell actor convicted
Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond is convicted of two charges after a bar fight on Christmas Day - but cleared of a more serious claim.
• VIDEO: Solar Impulse: Ready for Pacific flight
The Solar Impulse team is preparing to set off on the most dangerous phase of the mission to fly a solar-powered plane around the world - flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean.
• VIDEO: Blatter asked if Fifa is 'rotten'
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has responded to questions about the arrests of Fifa officials under an American anti-corruption warrant.
• VIDEO: How Sepp Blatter charmed Africa
Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as president of football's world governing body, despite widespread allegations of corruption at FIFA.
• VIDEO: Splashdown for tightrope competitor
Tightrope walkers compete in China but not all competitors making the crossing smoothly.
• VIDEO: One World Observatory opens to public
The observation deck at the top of the One World Trade Centre has opened to the public.
• VIDEO: Napoleon's life in Lego for anniversary
The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is to be marked with an exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo.
• VIDEO: Lung cancer therapy hope for patients
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.
• VIDEO: Cuba removed from US terrorism list
The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
• Cameron's EU tour: Mission accomplished?
The BBC's Katya Adler looks whether British PM David Cameron's "whistle-stop tour" of the EU to push for changes in the 28-member bloc was a success.
• Business interests propel change in China's global role
The rising number of Chinese nationals working abroad is causing Beijing to adapt its foreign policy in order to protect them, says Jonathan Marcus.
• Is O'Malley just a Clinton back-up plan?
Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is set to announce a presidential bid on Saturday. Could he challenge Hillary Clinton, or is he consigned to being his party's unlikely plan B.
• Q&A: World Heritage In Danger List
What is Unesco's World Heritage In Danger List and why should we care about it?
• How do US black students do at school?
Are black children reaching their full potential at US schools - and if not, why not?
• Why the Americans took on Fifa
America doesn't even like football, they say, so why does it want to clean it up for the world?
• Berlusconi backs wrong candidate
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accidentally lends his support to one of his opponents after turning up at the wrong rally.
• Paris to cut love locks from bridges
Paris is to remove padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital's main bridges by couples, after part of the Pont des Arts collapsed last year.
• US economy shrank in first quarter
US economy contracts 0.7% after higher imports and lower investment taken into account.
• Greek bank deposits at decade low
Greek bank deposits fall to their lowest level in more than 10 years as concerns persist over the country's debt burden and possible euro exit.
• Silk Road drug site founder jailed
Ross Ulbricht, the founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road, is sentenced to life in prison.
• Porn, adware found on FBI web domain
Porn and adwarehave briefly taken over several web domains formerly owned by the FBI and used them to direct people to adware and malware sites.
• Neverland ranch goes up for sale
Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch has gone up for sale for $100m, according to reports.
• Jack Vettriano 'unable to paint'
Scottish artist Jack Vettriano announces he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.
• Drones take whale survey to the sky
Scientists are using drones to monitor gray whales of the coast of California.
• Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing
The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.
• Germany 'hits global birth rate low'
A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.
• Transplant man meets donor's sister
A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation.
• NZ check England after Lyth century
Adam Lyth hits his maiden Test century for England but New Zealand fight back on day two of the second Test.
• Inverness CT 2-1 Falkirk
Inverness Caledonian Thistle win the Scottish Cup for the first time as they overcome Falkirk with 10 men at Hampden.
• Pilgrimage to the mountains
Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.
• A symbol of holding out
A shabby old shop that became an architectural landmark has evaded the bulldozer.
• Musical glass skywalk opens in China
Visitors can play 70 musical notes on cliff-side path.
• Slovak radios face native music quota
Government wants radio stations to play more Slovak songs.
• IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'
Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.
• US discovers more anthrax shipments
The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.
• Sarkozy renames French opposition
France's main opposition party, led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, has changed its name from UMP to The Republicans, despite fierce opposition from critics.
• Venezuela blocks ex-presidents' visit
Venezuela has blocked two ex-presidents from visiting opposition leaders jailed on charges of inciting violence against the government.
• Bomb attack at Saudi Arabia mosque
At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.
• US gunman deemed 'legally sane'
A court-appointed psychiatrist has testified the gunman who carried out a 2012 attack on a Colorado cinema was mentally ill but "legally sane" when it happened.
• Corrie stars hail 'loveable' Kirkbride
Stars pay tribute to "loveable and funny" Anne Kirkbride - during a memorial service for the Coronation Street actress at Manchester Cathedral.
• No £100 fine for late tax returns
People who have filed late tax returns are to be let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed.
• Cook breaks England Test run record
Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.
• Boy in court over knife murders
A 16-year-old boy appears in court charged with the murders of a man and woman in Colchester.
• In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival
• Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures
Party time at the 60th song contest in Vienna
• In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
Rare access - an Indian high court at work
• Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets
Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets
• Your pictures: Looking in
Readers' images on the theme of looking in
• Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015
From around the world - 16-22 May
• In pictures: Women of Hargeisa
Alison Baskerville's photos of women in Somaliland
• Toy soldiers at war
The 40 year conflict that remains unresolved
• Jack Warner: 'Mandela and Gandhi made jail too'
Arrested Fifa executive likens himself to Mandela and Gandhi
• 10 things we didn't know last week
When's the worst time to drink coffee?
• The battle between the veil and the miniskirt
The campaigns duelling over women's clothing
• The elusive element that can make bones glow
The elusive element that can make body parts glow
• When lawmakers were caught napping
The photos that got Burmese journalists into hot water
• Nigerian walks 750km to meet President Buhari
The man who walked 750km to meet his president