At least 43 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.
Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.
Colombian Farc leftist rebel group suspends its unilateral ceasefire following army attack in which 26 fighters died.
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
The Islamic State group says it was behind a deadly suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, apparently its first attack in the kingdom.
State Department releases cache of emails - many relating to the attack in Benghazi, Libya - from Hillary Clinton's private email account.
Mothers with babies occupy a McDonald's restaurant in the Hungarian capital Budapest in protest after a woman was told not to breast-feed there.
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.
Myanmar rescues two migrant boats with more than 200 people in its waters in the first such operation following criticism.
The European Union agrees a €1.8bn (£1.3bn; $2bn) loan to Ukraine - described as a landmark deal for a non-EU member.
More than 3,000 Burundian refugees in Tanzania have contracted cholera, the UN says, with hundreds of new cases a day.
Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.
Daron Dylon Wint, who had previously worked for the victims' family business, was captured late Thursday in Washington DC.
After a 33-year career, The Tonight Show host David Letterman's goodbye attracts more than 13 million viewers
Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.
Mexican investigators are probing the disappearance of at least 15 people in Chilapa, Guerrero state, after it was overrun in early May by gunmen.
Nigeria's incoming president may review the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.
South African officials move to deny that an external staircase on a block of flats had been stolen, after a photo caused a stir on social media.
Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.
More than 4,000 security staff are in force as Pakistan stages its first international match since a 2009 terror attack.
David Cameron says he can achieve a better deal for the UK in Europe but it won't be easy, ahead of key meetings next week with Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker.
The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.
A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.
Qatar has made little progress on improving migrant workers' rights, despite promises to do so, Amnesty International says.
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, says she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year".
A first-of-its-kind lighting system has been installed at a supermarket that tells an app where shoppers are standing and which way they are facing.