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.
Five-year-old boy dies from Ebola in Uganda - health official
A five-year-old Congolese boy, who travelled with his family into Uganda, has the hemorrhagic disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people since last July in the second-worst outbreak on the planet.
Taboo-breaking TV soap on sex and women has Senegal in a lather
In soap operas in other parts of the world, such coy depictions of sex would be considered unremarkable, even dreary.
Yemen rebel attack wounds 26 at Saudi airport
The Huthi rebels said earlier that they had launched a missile at the airport in the Saudi mountain resort city.
Ghana security forces free two kidnapped Canadians
The Canadian charity volunteers aged 19 and 20 were abducted 4 June, in Kumasi, Ghana's second-largest city, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) northwest of the capital Accra.
Protest against China extradition bill paralyses Hong Kong
Black-clad demonstrators, most of them young people and students, surrounded government offices, bringing traffic to a standstill as they called on authorities to scrap the Beijing-backed law.
Semenya wins 2,000m race in Paris amid IAAF fight
The double 800m Olympic champion, who was racing for the first time since a controversial new gender ruling came into effect, finished in 5min 38.19sec ahead of Ethiopian pair Hawi Feysa and Adanech Anbesa.
Lawsuit filed in US over deadly London high rise fire
The 24-story housing block was consumed by flames in the early hours of 14 June 2017, with residents of neighboring blocks looking on helplessly as dozens of people remained trapped inside.
Ghana opposition leader arrested as kidnap suspect - police
Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, national chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is a former member of parliament and government minister.
Trump, Biden show distinct styles in potential 2020 preview
Trump and Biden, the Democratic front-runner, were in Iowa on the same day for the first time during the presidential race.