The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A Saudi-led coalition ends its month-long bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, saying its aims have been achieved.
The BBC's Richard Bilton has travelled by helicopter to explore the waters near Libya where so many migrants have died.
Internet search giant Yahoo reports worse-than-expected profits for the first three months of this year, adding to investor concern.
A financial trader is arrested in the UK after US authorities allege he contributed to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" that wiped billons of dollars off the value of shares.
A judge in New York issues a writ of habeas corpus in a case brought by animal rights activists trying to free two chimpanzees.
The UK will contribute to search-and-rescue efforts in the Mediterranean, to help stop migrants becoming "cargoes of death", David Cameron says.
The captain of a migrant boat that sank in the Mediterranean killing more than 800 crashed it against a rescue vessel, Italian prosecutors allege.
Seven policemen are suspended over failures to act on intelligence about a possible attack on Garissa University College where 148 people were killed.
Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of "demeaning" his office by "talking up the SNP" - as Sir John Major warns the nationalists could "blackmail" a Labour government.
There are conflicting reports about the fate of Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with some officials saying he was badly injured in an air strike.
Cagliari boss Zdenek Zeman leaves his post at the Serie A strugglers for the second time this season.
Harlequins' England full-back Mike Brown might not play again this season because of concussion, says Quins boss Conor O'Shea.
South Africa's army is being deployed to volatile areas to prevent attacks on foreigners as an emergency has developed, the defence minister says.
Russia will not be banned from major competitions because of doping allegations, says IAAF president Lamine Diack.
Ronnie O'Sullivan risks being fined for playing with no shoes on, and goes close to a 147 break in his Crucible opener.
Two Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen kill almost 30 people, as the UN warns that the country's health system is on the brink of collapse.
Promoter Bob Arum is unable to explain why there are still no tickets on sale for Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao on 2 May.
Ethiopia starts three days of national mourning following the killing by Islamic State of more than 20 migrant workers in Libya.
Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal and Guillermo del Toro will join chairmen, the Coen Brothers, on the Cannes Film Festival jury, organisers say.
Iraqi security forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants retake key areas in the western city of Ramadi, including a hospital, officials say.