The leader of the Lebanese Shia militant Hezbollah movement promises his supporters victory in Syria, saying Sunni rebels pose a threat to Lebanon.
At least 16 children and a teacher are killed in a fire on their school bus in the eastern Pakistan of Gujrat, police say.
A suicide bomber has blown herself up close to an interior ministry building in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say.
More than 50,000 people attend the beatification in Sicily of Don Giuseppe Puglisi, a Roman Catholic priest murdered by the mafia in 1993.
Two goods trains collide in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured.
France begins a key stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out of the north.
Cars and buildings are torched for a sixth night in Stockholm despite extra police being deployed, as rioting spreads to at least two other towns.
Ethiopia's prime minister opens a ceremony of Africa's 54 leaders celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity.
At least seven marines and five militants are killed as troops tackle Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines, the military says.
The office of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, improperly targeted Hispanics in patrols for undocumented immigrants, a judge finds.
About 100 activists stage Ukraine's first gay pride march in the capital Kiev, describing the event as a "historic" day.
Osaka's outspoken mayor apologises for saying US troops in Okinawa should visit legal brothels as a way of curbing sexual crimes there.
An original Apple 1 computer from 1976 - one of the first built in Steve Jobs' garage - sells at auction for more than 500,000 euros ($650,000).
Thousands of paper lanterns light up the night sky in the Philippines in an attempt to set a new world record.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has denied allegations from a major Canadian newspaper he was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine.
Chilean authorities fine the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences at an Andean mine.
Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, is sworn into office for an unprecedented third term in the capital, Quito.
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso is extradited to the United States, where he faces charges for laundering more than $70m in public funds.
The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the southern town tells the BBC.
Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents for hours in central Kabul, following an explosion that shook the capital.
China and Switzerland sign a memorandum of understanding on a free-trade agreement, the first such deal for China with a major Western economy.
There has been a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents since the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, an inter-faith charity says.
A French court does not place IMF head Christine Lagarde under investigation over a payout made when she was finance minister, making her a key witness instead.
The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
Tens of thousands of Bahrainis participated in a sit-in on Friday in protest at a raid on a senior Shia cleric's home.
The death of a zoo worker attacked by a tiger could have been due to "human or technical" factors, police say.
A total of 48 passengers, including children, are rescued from a boat after it hits a rock and starts taking in water off the Pembrokeshire coast.
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.