The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Britain's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears take World Series Diving silver as Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow win bronze in London.
Celtic are one game away from being crowned league champions after an emphatic victory at home to Dundee.
Two circus performers tie the knot while balanced on a high-wire 25m (80ft) in the air.
Ed Miliband urges voters not to "gamble" with the SNP, saying his opposition to the nationalist party is "principled" not "tactical".
The Chinese government publishes 21 pictures of scenic tourist spots where civil servants are banned from meeting.
England's Adil Rashid and Mark Wood return from the West Indies early and are in the squad for the ODI against Ireland.
For the first time in its history the Royal Opera House in London is staging a production sung in Polish.
Hundreds of students in Burundi have spent the night in front of the US embassy after their university was closed amid anti-government protests.
Jonathan Trott should be replaced as an England opener after another duck, says Geoffrey Boycott.
The Nigerian military is expected to hand over nearly 300 people rescued from Boko Haram camps, so they can receive treatment and see their families.
Congo-Brazzaville bans people from wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public places, saying it is to counter extremism.
EU officials say they are struggling to locate 1,000 citizens unaccounted after Nepal's earthquake, amid fresh calls for foreign help and humanitarian aid.
One month after the Garissa university attack there are allegations Kenyan security forces have carried out extra-judicial killings in their hunt for members of the al-Shabab group.
Turkish police say they have detained nearly 140 people following clashes during May Day protests in Istanbul.
Team Sky's Lars Petter Nordhaug wins the first stage of the three-day Tour de Yorkshire in a sprint finish in Scarborough.
Police in Thailand have found dozens of graves in an abandoned jungle camp in southern Thailand, on a route regularly used by people smugglers.
A major global commercial fair - Milan Expo 2015 - opens in northern Italy, but violence breaks out in the city as protesters clash with police.
Sterling has fallen sharply against the US dollar after growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed markedly in April.
South African musician David Jenkins, who is known as Qasadi and has the nickname "White Zulu", talks about his passion for Zulu culture and music.
Two titans of Asian business and technology battle for the contract to build America's first bullet train.