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Hundreds of demonstrators block traffic outside a venue in California where Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was holding a rally.
A former Auschwitz Nazi death camp guard apologises at his trial in Germany to victims, saying he feels "ashamed" of his work at a "criminal organisation".
The eurozone's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 0.6% in the first three months of the year, but deflation returns.
A Russian court jails a construction boss for corruption at Vostochny, a prestigious new cosmodrome.
People in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent are mourning the end of the city's trams on social media, after local officials decided to take them out of service.
Uefa president Michel Platini says he is optimistic of overturning his six-year ban from football as he begins his appeal.
The US will no longer subsidise the sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a senior state department official tells the BBC.
Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day in California are rejected in a State Assembly vote over racist comments the actor made in a Playboy interview.
North Korea has sentenced Kim Dong-chul, a naturalised US citizen, to 10 years of hard labour for spying.
A man wearing a panda costume and a surgical mask is shot and wounded by US police after allegedly making a bomb threat against a TV station.
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A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia's detention centre on the island of Nauru has died.
Rugby is banned by the South African government from hosting international tournaments for failing to create enough opportunities for black players.
Luxury goods maker Gucci sends warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products to be burned as ritual funeral offerings.
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
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The UN Security Council is preparing a response after North Korea carried out two further missile tests, both of which failed.
Philip Hammond says he is keen to "forge new links" with Cuba as he becomes the first UK foreign secretary to visit the country since the years before the communist revolution of 1959.
An Australian woman working for an aid agency in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan has been kidnapped.
Fans and mourners gather to welcome the body of Papa Wemba to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.