The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife, US media reports say.
Roger Federer and women's third seed Simona Halep progress in straight sets on the opening day of the French Open.
Police probing the deaths of a man, woman and young girl in Oxfordshire appeal for help in finding a man called Jed Allen.
After Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage, Linda Cullen proposed to her long-term partner Feargha Ni Bhroin live on air.
One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
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Lewis Hamilton is robbed of victory in the Monaco Grand Prix because of a strategic error by his Mercedes team.
Spaniards are voting in regional and municipal elections that could challenge the grip of the country's two main parties.
A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.
Didier Drogba leaves Chelsea for the second time and says he has one more season before retirement.
Limiting the rights of EU migrants to claim tax credits is a key part of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU, Sajid Javid says.
Poland goes to the polls as Andrzej Duda and Bronislaw Komorowski vie for the presidency in a run-off vote.
Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.
Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he hopes to save firms more than £10bn by cutting red tape - but rejects a fresh move to make it easier to sack employees.
The centre rehabilitating al-Shabab defectors
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the death of long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.
Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.
Authorities in Malaysia find several mass graves near the border with Thailand suspected of containing the bodies of trafficked migrants.
Former Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan claims owner Mike Ashley "runs the club from another planet" and "disrespects fans".