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The American priest and poet Daniel Berrigan - famous for leading defiant protests against the Vietnam War - dies in New York aged 94.
President Obama makes jokes at the expense of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and critics of his healthcare plan at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Much of India is experiencing record-breaking temperatures and droughts.
A mosque under refurbishment collapses during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.
Venezuelans lose half an hour of sleep on Sunday when their clocks move forward to save power, as they grapple with a deep economic crisis.
How childhood friendships transcend caste and religion
The 81-year-old teacher still transforming lives
The Instagram account poking fun at "orphanage chic"
Raped as a student - and then accused of bad behaviour
Why Iran's moderates must capitalise quickly on poll win
More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are flown to a sanctuary in South Africa - in what is said to be the largest such airlift.
Eighty-four migrants are missing after their inflatable dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration says.
Hundreds of Iraqi Shia Muslims breach Baghdad's fortified Green Zone for the first time, seizing control of parliament in protest at political deadlock.
Clashes erupt at the start of a meeting of Germany's right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party, with hundreds of protesters detained.
Run-off elections give moderates and reformists a working majority in the Iranian parliament for the first time in more than a decade.
A pony that was part of a biblical-themed spring festival in Russia escaped, pursued by a costumed actor.
Authorities in Kenya have set fire to its vast stockpile of ivory in a gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants, but the move has its critics.
A Hindu tailor once arrested for derogatory comments about Islam has been hacked to death in a district in central Bangladesh, police say.
The actress Allison Janney, who played C.J. Cregg in the Emmy-award winning West Wing, made a surprise White House press briefing.