José Abreu: Founder of world renowned El Sistema music project dies
José Abreu, whose project changed the lives of impoverished children in Venezuela, dies aged 78.
March For Our Lives: Huge gun-control rallies sweep US
Student-led March For Our Lives events nationwide draw hundreds of thousands of protesters.
Australia-UK: First non-stop flight arrives in London from Perth
The first scheduled non-stop flight to the UK takes 17 hours to reach London's Heathrow Airport.
Syria war: Rebel evacuations from Eastern Ghouta gather pace
Buses carrying rebels and their families leave the Eastern Ghouta enclave as the government grip tightens.
Eurovision: First winner Lys Assia dies aged 94
Swiss singer Lys Assia took the prize in 1956 and remained a life-long ambassador for the contest.
Earth Hour: Lights off to preserve the planet's environment
Lights are turned off every year for Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change.
Arnaud Beltrame: France lauds policeman who swapped with hostage
France mourns an officer who died saving the lives of hostages held by an Islamist gunman.
Spain Catalonia: Ex-leader Puigdemont 'avoids Finnish arrest'
Carles Puigdemont left Finland before a Spanish warrant could be executed, a Finnish MP says.
Waterslide death: Former park boss charged after boy killed
A 10-year-old died after his raft went airborne and his head hit a pole in Kansas in 2016.
Trump signs new transgender military ban
The policy scraps his blanket ban but bars those who have undergone gender transition from serving.
Croatia rally: Traditionalists reject EU gender treaty
They say the document will open the door to same-sex marriage and transgender rights.
Most wanted Roy Lawrence Piechocki arrested in Bulgaria
Roy Piechocki has been wanted by Interpol since 2011 for sexually exploiting a minor in the US.
March For Our Lives: 'Our message to the world'
Tens of thousands of people protested in Washington over gun laws. Here's what they wanted to say.
March For Our Lives: 'Fight for your life before it’s somebody else’s job.'
Emma Gonzalez demonstrated the power of silence during her impassioned speech at the March For Our Lives.
I was expected to marry so I went to Antarctica instead
Meena was raised a ‘good Indian girl' who was expected to get married, but she's off to Antarctica.
Massive incomplete TV tower in Russia demolished
Several people had fallen to their deaths from the tower over the years, which never even transmitted.
Skripal 'regretted being double agent'
A former classmate says the spy told him he even wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to come back to Russia.
Eye-witness says French hostage-taker ran after him
Armed police have killed a suspect, 25-year-old Redouane Lakdim, who shot dead three people in a series of attacks in southern France.
Trump's cabinet: Who's next in the firing line?
US National Security Adviser HR McMaster is the latest victim of the President's line-up changes.
Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history.
Sex doll 'brothel': Xdolls escapes Paris council censure
The business, which charges €89 for an hour with a silicone sex doll, was accused of demeaning women.
Tajikistan ministry's book tells women how to dress
A book published by the government tells Tajik women what they should - and should not - be wearing.
Global implications for NZ 'Million Dollar Mouse' success
Eradicating mice from one tiny island group could spell hope for fauna around the world.
Smokers fail to respond to UAE 'sin tax'
Survey suggests that only a quarter of smokers have changed their habits after tobacco prices double.
Paul Biya: Cameroon's 'absentee president'
Critics call the 85-year-old long-time ruler "absent" but it's more complicated than that.
Obituary: The 9/11 rescuers who died a day apart, 17 years on
Thomas Phelan and Keith Young played key roles after the attack. Their deaths are not isolated cases.
Who sent the wedding gift bomb that killed this newlywed?
He was murdered five days after his wedding - and police have no idea who could have wanted him dead.
In pictures - US rallies and around world
Americans march for tougher gun controls in the wake of a Florida school shooting.
The woman who brought skull watches back to life
Scot Fiona Krüger has carved out a niche in the conservative world of Swiss watchmaking.