Papua New Guinea says it will shut a detention camp used by Australia for asylum seekers, after a court rules it unconstitutional.
An Australian man took himself to hospital after a venomous redback spider bit him on the penis in a portable toilet.
More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
An eight-year-old girl from Luton has amassed thousands of Facebook followers after memorising the entire Koran in Arabic.
A Hindu religious leader has staged a "burial" protest at India's Kumbh Mela festival after her all-woman group was prevented from bathing in holy waters.
Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.
Venezuela public sector employees are told to work only Monday and Tuesday until the country overcomes a worsening energy crisis.
North Korea announces it will hold a Workers Party congress next month, the first for the ruling party in nearly 40 years.
Apple reports its first decline in quarterly sales since 2003, as sales of iPhones fall.
Twitter's latest earnings results have disappointed investors, coming in below expectations as the firm struggles with weak growth in users and advertising.
Film stars enjoy legendary status in movie-mad India, and in one state that has led to five-decades of political success for actors and actresses. BBC Pop Up travels to Tamil Nadu to find out how.
The aftermath of the Chernobyl explosion
Marcus Thompson speaks to Olympic and Paralympic rowers and trainers to see how Team GB is preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
How to tackle the lure of jihad in Austria
Polls in five US states are about to close, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump poised to tighten their grip on the presidential nomination.
Anger, fear and "Afrophobia" stalk Zambia
Why I stopped mispronouncing my own name
What you need to know with 100 days to go
People in Thailand are struggling to make ends meet as the country faces its worst drought in decades
Migrants have clashed with police at the Moria detention camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.