Neymar rape accusations overshadow Copa America kick-off
Instead, the Selecao's golden boy is dominating the build-up to a tournament he will miss due to an ankle injury for all the wrong reasons.
Two tankers catch fire after suspected Gulf of Oman attacks
Iran said its navy had rescued 44 crew members after the two vessels, which were carrying highly inflammable material, caught fire.
Man City begin title defence at West Ham, Man Utd open at home to Chelsea
City will be confident of a fruitful start after scoring four times in each of their last three visits to the London Stadium, but face a tougher clash when Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur visit the Etihad on the second weekend of the season.
Netflix gets its game on at E3 with 'Stranger Things'
The streaming television powerhouse is looking to expand its original shows into other media.
India questions six men after raids on suspected IS supporters
India has been concerned about Islamist extremists on its soil for some time, and the Sri Lanka bombings in April left authorities alarmed that the Hindu-majority country might be at risk of an attack by jihadists.
Nasa renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provided pivotal contributions to space flight research from the 1940s through to the 1960s.
Lovelorn fish turn gloomy when separated - study
Researchers in France found that the tropical fish -- known to be a loyal and monogamous partner -- suffers from heartache when separated from its lover.
US names special Sudan envoy as protesters demand guarantees
The apparent breakthrough in the standoff between the military rulers who toppled veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and protesters demanding civilian rule followed mediation led by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Facebook says CEO did not ignore personal data issues
Facebook was required to provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with emails, some from 2012, suggesting that Zuckerberg was personally aware of but neglected to address the fact that external applications had access to massive amounts of personal data without Facebook users' knowledge, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage
The Constitutional Court said same-sex marriage had been approved in a five-to-four vote of its nine judges in a closed hearing.
Pressure grows on Hong Kong over extradition bill
The EU "shares many of the concerns raised by citizens of Hong Kong regarding the government's proposed extradition reforms", it said, calling for the rights of Hong Kongers to be respected.
Life terms in Egypt for foiled Sisi attack - security sources
Thirty-two were sentenced to life in prison, which is 25 years in Egypt, while 264 were jailed for terms of between three and 15 years, the sources said.
Massacre toll in Mali revised down to 35
In another incident on Wednesday, an attack on villages of the Dogon ethnic group in the south of country claimed at least two lives, with several others wounded, a local official and a Malian security source said.
Messi is sports world's highest earner - Forbes
Barcelona and Argentina star Messi dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world's highest earner, raking in $127 million via salary and endorsement deals.
Kenyans protest bid to build East Africa's first coal plant
The power station has faced fierce resistance from activists and local communities, and the National Environmental Tribunal is to rule on 24 June on the fate of the project.
Neeson tried to explain race outburst to 'Men in Black' co-star Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson said she had been in contact with Liam Neeson since he admitted harbouring thoughts about killing a random black man after a woman close to him was raped.
China extradition clashes plunge Hong Kong into historic violence
Clashes broke out hours after tens of thousands of people seized key arteries in the morning rush hour and surrounded the city's Parliament, forcing lawmakers to postpone a debate on the proposed law.
No 'Endgame' for Marvel fan: he's seen 'Avengers' film 110 times
The hugely anticipated Avengers series-ender earned a staggering $1.2 billion on its opening weekend at the end of April and has since continued its massive box office run.