The response time to detect and stop an oil spill that fouled sand and dirt on parts of the California coastline last week came under scrutiny from officials Thursday.
Beleaguered Fifa president Sepp Blatter calls for unity in a fighting speech ahead of a vote to decide the next leader of football's world governing body.
India's economy grows 7.5% in the three months to March, above expectations and outpacing China's economic expansion.
Ceremonies are held to mark the 30th anniversary of the Heysel disaster which claimed the lives of 39 football fans.
Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley is dropped from England's World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary breach.
US economy contracts 0.7% after higher imports and lower investment taken into account.
At least four people die in a bomb attack outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, only a week after more than 20 people were killed in a similar bombing.
A Sun newspaper reporter is given an 18-month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of receiving story tip-offs from an anti-terror officer.
Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's president in front of cheering crowds, promising to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and corruption.
Brazil's economy shrinks 0.2% in the first quarter of the year as droughts hold back growth.
Prime Minister David Cameron says Fifa president Sepp Blatter must resign, adding "the sooner that happens the better".
China is trying to track at least 193 people who may have come in contact with a man with Mers - the country's first confirmed case of the virus.
The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated.
James Anderson becomes the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets, in the second Test against New Zealand.
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Former champion Ana Ivanovic advances to the French Open fourth round with a 6-0 6-3 victory over Croatia's Donna Vekic.
Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.
Myanmar refuses to be singled out for blame for the Asia migrant crisis at a regional conference, as it picks up another boat crammed with 700 migrants.
The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.
A man from Calgary reported to be a committed creationist finds five fish fossils dating back 60 million years whilst digging a basement.