Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report.
US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011.
Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south west Pakistan, officials say.
A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state.
A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say.
EU leaders say they are committed to tackling tax evasion and will push for global action to curb banking secrecy.
The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei releases a foul-mouthed music video in which he recreates his detention and rages against abuses of state power.
Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
Venezuela's National Assembly backs plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage.
A US couple who reject medicine in favour of faith healing are charged with murder in their infant son's death, four years after another son's death.
More than one million Montreal residents must boil drinking and cooking water after a mishap at a water treatment plant, officials warn.
The Colombian rebel group Farc denies taking part in the kidnapping of two Spanish tourists in the north-east of the country last Friday.
A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the US illegally takes a stride forward in Congress.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon begins a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rugby player son Rohitha is investigated for allegedly assaulting a referee.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene.
The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner which ran aground off Italy will face trial on 9 July on multiple manslaughter charges, a judge rules.
Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential poll.