Two people are arrested after RAF Typhoon jets were launched to investigate an incident involving a passenger plane from Pakistan within UK airspace.
The Turkish parliament approves controversial legislation to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol.
A fifth night of violence and rioting in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, has seen a police station attacked and two schools and at least nine cars set alight.
A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the southern town tells the BBC.
There has been a large explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, followed by an apparent attack on a security forces building.
News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
Militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar masterminded the two suicide bombs in Niger on Thursday which killed 20 people, a Mauritanian news agency reports.
The wife of a soldier murdered in London says she expected her husband to be safe in the UK.
Luke Donald is set to miss the cut at the PGA Championship, ending his hopes of winning a third successive Wentworth title.
The collapse of a road bridge over the Skagit river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversize lorry's crash, say officials.
The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
An American man suspected of killing a family of four in Brno has been arrested at an airport in Washington.
British number one Laura Robson faces former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the French Open first round.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard decisions" will be needed for peace after two days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia is cancelled because of heavy snow and Saturday's stage 20 is re-routed.
A mother of eight is jailed for four years for fraudulently claiming more than £350,000 in benefits and tax credits.
An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
A North Korean envoy visiting China meets President Xi Jinping and hands him a letter written by Kim Jong-un, state media reports.
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President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.