Six families get chance to hug as the US-Mexico border in California opens for 20 minutes.
Democrats and Republicans alike are the target of jokes by President Barack Obama in his last White House Correspondents' dinner before leaving office.
Officials in Turkey say two police officers have been killed and more have been injured in a bombing close to the border with Syria.
Iraqi protesters remain camped out in Baghdad's high security Green Zone, a day after they stormed parliament to demand political reform.
People in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are asked to leave their homes near a six-storey building that collapsed in heavy rain, killing at least 12 people.
The American priest and poet Daniel Berrigan - famous for leading defiant protests against the Vietnam War - dies in New York aged 94.
President Obama makes jokes at the expense of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and critics of his healthcare plan at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Much of India is experiencing record-breaking temperatures and droughts.
A mosque under refurbishment collapses during Friday prayers in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people and injuring 40.
Venezuelans lose half an hour of sleep on Sunday when their clocks move forward to save power, as they grapple with a deep economic crisis.
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More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru are flown to a sanctuary in South Africa - in what is said to be the largest such airlift.
Eighty-four migrants are missing after their inflatable dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration says.
Hundreds of Iraqi Shia Muslims breach Baghdad's fortified Green Zone for the first time, seizing control of parliament in protest at political deadlock.
Clashes erupt at the start of a meeting of Germany's right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party, with hundreds of protesters detained.
Run-off elections give moderates and reformists a working majority in the Iranian parliament for the first time in more than a decade.