Australians vote in first 'climate election'
Between 16 and 17 million people are expected to vote across the vast island-continent, with the centre-left Labour party tipped for victory after six years in opposition.
Maduro hails start of Norway-brokered talks with opposition
The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between National Assembly leader Juan Guaido and the socialist president, with sometimes deadly street clashes.
Tiger passes golf supremacy to Koepka at historic PGA
It happened at the PGA Championship after defending champion Koepka fired a five-under par 65 at Bethpage Black on Friday to seize a seven-stroke lead on 12-under 128.
In Angola's oil region, separatists accuse president of crackdown
'The people of Cabinda have never benefited from its oil,' said lawyer Arao Bula Tempo, who campaigns for independence.
Nadal sweeps into Italian Open semis as Federer, Osaka pull out injured
It is Rafael Nadal’s fourth straight semifinal on clay this season, but he has not managed to go further before.
Kenyan ex-president Moi fined for land grabbing
Judge Antony Ombwayo said there was ‘no iota of evidence’ that former president Daniel Arap Moi, now 94, legally owned the property he sold to a timber firm in 2007.
Theresa May’s time in power nears end with Brexit saga unresolved
The Conservative leader has previously won praise for her determination and ability to survive what has often felt like a three-year political crisis since the referendum vote.
Migrant ghost story makes Cannes history
Mati Diop told AFP that it was while she was making a short film in Senegal a decade ago that she began to wrestle with the tragic push-and-pull factors leading Africans to flee the continent.
Internet star Grumpy Cat dies at age of seven
The mixed-breed cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, found fame when a photo of her as a kitten was posted on Reddit in September 2012, her website says.
Cricket World Cup winners to get record $4m prize money
In all a total of $10 million is on offer during the showpiece men's one-day international tournament, which starts later this month and lasts 46 days.
Injured Osaka pulls out of Rome in French Open scare
The Japanese star was due to meet Madrid Open champion and sixth seed Kiki Bertens for a place in the final four in Rome.
Taiwan the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
Graphic showing places where gay marriage and civil unions are legal.
New laws of robotics needed to tackle AI - expert
The world has changed since sci-fi author Asimov in 1942 wrote his three rules for robots, including that they should never harm humans, and today's omnipresent computers and algorithms demand up-to-date measures.
Germany to return 15th-century seafarer Cross to Namibia
Placed in 1486 on the western coast of what is today Namibia, the Stone Cross was once considered to be such an important navigation marker that it featured on old world maps.
Yaya Toure on trial at second-tier Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai
There were suggestions that the former Ivory Coast international had retired, but he denied that earlier this week and said he wanted to keep playing "for a few more years".
England favourites as Cricket World Cup comes home
England, boasting a plethora of big-hitting white-ball specialists, are the top-ranked team in the 50-over game, while Virat Kohli's India are also packed with superstars who have honed their skills in the Indian Premier League.
Taiwan's parliament approves same-sex marriage
The island's lawmakers comfortably passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form 'exclusive permanent unions' and a second clause that would let them apply for a 'marriage registration' with government agencies.
Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked by tribunal over anti-gay comments
Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked by tribunal over anti-gay comments.