Pro-government forces in Iraq launch an operation to drive Islamic State out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi.
The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India passes 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.
A volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.
Gunmen have unsuccessfully tried to storm a guesthouse in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.
Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says he has survived an assassination attempt after his car was attacked by gunmen in the eastern city of Tobruk.
The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.
An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.
A US court rules President Barack Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.
An Air France plane with 37 people on board narrowly missed hitting central Africa's highest mountain in early May, French investigators say.
At least three people have died in the Houston area after major flooding and tornadoes swept across the southern US and Mexico.
French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder.
The number of arrests made by Baltimore police in May has plummeted as shootings and homicides have dramatically increased.
Blues legend BB King's death is investigated after his daughters claim he was deliberately given medication to induce diabetic shock.
A senior Farc rebel commander, Roman Ruiz, is believed to be among five Colombian guerrilla fighters killed in a bombing raid on Monday.
The party of incumbent Surinamese President Desi Bouterse has a comfortable lead in parliamentary elections, preliminary results suggest.
The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala is named as the first BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.
Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.
China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.
A 14-year-old boy is convicted of terrorism offences in Austria, including a bomb plot potentially targeting a railway station in Vienna.
The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.
A senior member of the Qatar royal family has warned that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.
The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.
An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.
A British father-of-three who feared he would be paralysed by an inoperable tumour dies at the Dignitas centre in Switzerland.
The Irish government agrees to sell its 25% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways.
Charter Communications agrees to buy media giant Time Warner Cable in a deal which values the company at $78.7bn.
The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is named the League Managers' Association manager of the year.