Spain's Socialist party rejects a request from the anti-austerity Podemos party for exclusive talks, leaving negotiations over a new government at a deadlock.
Active Zika virus has been detected in the saliva and urine of patients, Brazilian scientists say.
A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.
Pope Francis is to hold a historic first meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russian Orthodox Church, in Cuba.
Nato accuses Russia of undermining attempts to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict by carrying out strikes on opposition groups.
An Indian airline suspends five crew members who let Bollywood star Sonu Nigam sing over its public address system - sparking a row on social media.
Police say 22 incidents of sexual assault occurred on the first night of the Carnival street party, with thousands packing the streets amid tight security.
A UN panel says Wikileaks' Julian Assange should be allowed to walk free and compensated for his "deprivation of liberty" - a finding the UK will contest.
About 70,000 Syrian refugees are moving to Turkey's border as they flee fighting near Aleppo, Ankara says, while activists put the number at 40,000.
A top EU official tells MEPs to speak slower and in their mother tongue to help struggling interpreters.
Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc says he "can’t believe the response" to news he will co-host the new series of Top Gear, when the BBC show returns in May.
Authorities say the silent events are not necessarily silent.
Five police officers are suspended in Bangladesh after the death of a tea vendor during a suspected extortion attempt.
New Zealand's economic development minister Steven Joyce is hit by a flying sex toy at a Waitangi Day event in a protest over the TPP trade deal.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought.
Polish police are given greater surveillance powers under the latest controversial law to be passed in the country.
An Italian actor left in a coma, after a hanging scene went wrong in a live theatrical production, is declared brain dead.
Controversy has emerged in France over new spellings for more than 2,000 French words.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash sharply over Wall Street and foreign policy in their first head-to-head TV debate.
Ethiopia is suffering its worst drought in decades with failed crops, livestock at risk and more than 10 million people needing emergency aid.