One British firm is seeking to put the buzz back into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend.
Venezuelan police fire tear gas against anti-government protesters demanding a recall referendum on embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
A diamond known as the Oppenheimer Blue sets a new auction record, reaching a price of $50.6m (£34.7m) at Christie's in Switzerland.
A man appears in court in Dublin charged with murdering a man at a boxing weigh-in event.
The handgun used to kill Trayvon Martin is sold in a private auction, according to the website that hosted the sale.
The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued since her capture two years ago has an emotional reunion with her mother.
A police car has been torched in central Paris as officers demonstrated against the mob violence directed at them during anti-labour reform protests.
Venezuelan police have fired tear gas against anti-government protesters in Caracas - Wyre Davies was covering the protest as it turned violent.
Chinese businessman Dr Tony Xia agrees a deal to buy Aston Villa for £60m following their relegation to the Championship.
Macedonia's June election is postponed after the constitutional court intervenes in a political crisis that has rocked the Balkan republic.
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Iraqi government forces have regained control of a remote western town from the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), the prime minister says.
Afghanistan's government signs draft agreement with the Hezb-e-Islami militant group, led by notorious militant Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
One of the 219 missing Chibok schoolgirls is found in Nigeria, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago.
The European Court of Human Rights allows Amanda Knox to make a legal complaint against Italy's investigation of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
A group of 51 Muslim countries has blocked LGBT rights organisation from attending a United Nations conference on ending Aids next month.
A woman in the UAE is reportedly fined and deported under a cybercrime law after checking her husband's phone for evidence of an affair.
Rescuers in central Sri Lanka are searching for scores of people missing after massive landslides caused by days of heavy rain.
A gold ring and necklace have been discovered hidden beneath the fake base of an enamel cup, which has been kept at the museum in Auschwitz for 70 years.
Palestinian leaders formally open a new national museum in the occupied West Bank, even though it does not yet have any exhibits.