IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 20 people dead, officials say.
A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
President Obama is expected to defend US drone strikes and promise more transparency over the programme, in a major counter-terrorism speech.
A Russian drifting Arctic research station is to be evacuated because the ice field around it is melting, the environment ministry in Moscow reports.
Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm sees unrest spread around the city, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt.
Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire to ease the way for UN chief Ban Ki-moon to visit the conflict-hit area, a spokesman says.
A Florida man who was shot and killed by Boston bombing investigators was about to confess to a 2011 triple murder before he died, FBI officials say.
Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, in his home town in Anambra state.
Installation is under way of an expanded monitoring system for Iceland's volcanoes, which it is hoped will give the world more warning of the next big eruption.
The theft of US intellectual property is "unprecedented" and costing billions, a US report says, pointing to China as the main culprit.
Georges Moustaki, the French singer and composer who wrote Edith Piaf's 1958 hit song, Milord, dies aged 79.
A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
The EU drops plans to ban restaurants from using refillable olive oil jugs, after the idea drew criticism from consumers and European leaders.
A chain of mobile phone stores aimed specifically at the Latino market is to be opened by singer and actress Jennifer Lopez
The Solar Impulse plane sets a new record for distance flown by a solar-powered craft as it completes the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
A US couple who reject medicine in favour of faith healing are charged with murder over their infant son's death, four years after another son died.
Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
The Colombian rebel group Farc denies taking part in the kidnapping of two Spanish tourists in the north-east of the country last Friday.
A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
Ethiopian activist Bogaletch Gebre wins an international prize for her campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
Dutch meat wholesaler, Willy Selten, is arrested for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat labelled as beef, officials say.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
Gunmen burst into a brothel in eastern Baghdad, killing seven women and five men, in the latest violence in a week of bloodshed in Iraq.