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French protesters have stepped up strike action, hitting oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports, airports and railways.
An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.
US President Barack Obama says international leaders "have good reason to be rattled" by pronouncements made by the Republican White House contender, Donald Trump.
Stone rings thought to be created by Neanderthals have been found in France
Oil continues its recovery, with prices rising above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 as a result of supply disruptions and increased global demand.
The UN expresses alarm after Hamas says it intends to implement death sentences in Gaza, where the Palestinian Islamist group is dominant.
Jacob Zuma's wives and their flashy cars
The family of the late Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi are taking legal action following the Frenchman's death last year.
The US nuclear weapons force still uses 1970s-era computer systems and floppy disks, a government report reveals.
Three new pieces of debris found in Mauritius and Mozambique are "of interest" in the search for MH370, says Australia's transport minister.
Nova Peris, the first Indigenous woman elected to Australia's parliament defends her decision to quit before the upcoming federal election.
Indonesia's president approves tougher punishments for child rapists, including the death penalty, amid public anger over recent attacks.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe takes world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven summit begins in Tokyo.
One person is killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a concert hall in New York where hip-hop artist TI was due to perform.
Film star Johnny Depp and his actress wife Amber Heard are to divorce, US court documents reveal.
A couple of campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite and licked their tent.
Police in Bolivia use water cannons against disabled protesters who tried to breach a roadblock to demand an increase in state benefits.
A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of British rock group Pink Floyd have been unveiled by Royal Mail.
Death of Taliban leader could boost opium trade
Ethiopia's rescue mission after cross-border kidnapping