Iran's foreign minister calls for "urgent humanitarian assistance" in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels.
Hong Kong's government is set to reveal a political reform proposal for choosing the next leader including, for the first time, a public vote.
US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down after allegations that agents attended sex parties in Colombia funded by drug cartels.
A financial trader is arrested in the UK after US authorities allege he contributed to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" that wiped billons of dollars off the value of shares.
Poland announces a major deal to buy Patriot surface-to-air missiles from the US, amid rising tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Australian emergency services rescue nearly 100 people from floodwaters in New South Wales as powerful storms continue to hit the state.
The US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the death of a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore.
A judge rules that New York City's buses must display a controversial advert that refers to Muslims killing Jews.
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.
The captain of a migrant boat that sank in the Mediterranean killing more than 800 crashed it against a rescue vessel, Italian prosecutors allege.
South Africa's army is being deployed to volatile areas to prevent attacks on foreigners as an emergency has developed, the defence minister says.
A flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1m (£14.8m) at Sotheby's auction house in New York.
A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.
Nine people in Kentucky are charged with stealing large quantities of bourbon whiskey worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Sam Griner, whose image spawned the 'success kid' meme, is using his fame to raise cash to pay for medical treatment for his father.
New York's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the world premiere of Saturday Night Live documentary, Live from New York!.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visits Cuba, the first US state governor to travel to the Communist-run island since a thaw in relations began last year.
Venezuela has received $5bn (£3.4bn) in Chinese funding for "development", Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says.
Seven policemen are suspended over failures to act on intelligence about a possible attack on Garissa University College where 148 people were killed.
Ethiopia starts three days of national mourning following the killing by Islamic State of more than 20 migrant workers in Libya.
A Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) on a test run near Mount Fuji.
Japan records its first trade surplus in three years due to the effects of the weaker yen and lower oil prices.
Russia's economy shrank by 2% in the first quarter of this year under the pressure of sanctions and a weak oil price, Russian PM Medvedev says.
Five men are sentenced to prison in Norway for organising an illegal wolf hunt, in the country's first prosecution in such a case.
Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi gets a 20 year jail sentence over the abuse of protesters during his rule, the first of many verdicts he faces.
There are conflicting reports about the fate of Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with some officials saying he was badly injured in an air strike.
Millions of public sector workers would be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announces.
Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps denies claims he changed Wikipedia entries about himself and other politicians.
Internet search giant Yahoo reports worse-than-expected profits for the first three months of this year, adding to investor concern.
Australia's share market is being dragged lower by BHP Billiton and other miners because of concerns over falling commodity prices.