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Vietnamese want their voices heard as Obama visits
Votes are being counted in Austria in a presidential race that is proving to be very close.
Axa, the world's largest insurer, plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry to help highlight the human and economic cost of smoking.
The far-right and independent candidates in Austria's presidential run-off are neck-and-neck with the result depending on postal ballots.
The Greek parliament passes widely unpopular new budget cuts and tax rises two days before a eurozone meeting expected to unblock much-needed bailout funds.
The divorced couple who have built a global shoe company
Hundreds of French petrol stations run out of fuel after workers blockade oil refineries in protest over controversial labour reforms.
The Erdogan ally named as Turkey's new prime minister calls for a move to presidential rule and a new constitution.
Barack Obama arrives for the start of his three-day visit to Vietnam, only the third by a sitting US president since the end of the Vietnam War.
Afghanistan's spy agency confirms Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed, after the US targeted him in a drone strike.
Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi asks for more "space" to address the minority Rohingya issue, after talks with the US secretary of state.
Austrians are voting in a presidential run-off poll that could elect the European Union's first far-right head of state.
A man stripped naked and jumped into a lion enclosure at a zoo in Chile in an apparent suicide attempt, forcing staff to shoot dead two lions.
A Japanese pop star is in a critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed by a fan as she was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Tokyo.
An Egyptian robot submarine heads to the area where the missing EgyptAir plane is reported to have crashed to search for the flight data recorders.
A gunman opens fire at a concert in the western Austrian town of Nenzing, killing two people before shooting himself dead, police say.
A guitar Elvis Presley was given by his father, and John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite! are both sold at an auction in New York.
Seven people are killed after a volcano in western Indonesia erupts and blasts clouds of volcanic ash three kilometres into the sky
Footage shows cars falling into a sinkhole in Ruijin City, Jiangxi Province, east China- and firefighters pull them out.
The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour is likely to have been killed in a US air strike on the Afghan-Pakistani border, officials say.