French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's Conservative UMP and its allies make major gains in the final round of local elections, exit polls suggest.
Three days on from a massive gas blast in New York that flattened three buildings, a body is found in rubble.
Six world powers and Iran intensify talks in Lausanne, as a deadline to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme looms.
International observers have praised Nigeria's elections, despite technical hitches, protests and reports of violence.
Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain.
Swiss firm Dufry buys a controlling stake in World Duty Free from the Benetton family, creating the world's largest travel retailer.
Kyle Lafferty continues his hot goalscoring streak as Northern Ireland beat Finland to boost their chances of making Euro 2016.
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The UN and regional body Ecowas praise the conduct of Nigeria's election despite technical hitches and reports of violence.
As forensics teams say they have isolated 78 strands of DNA at the Germanwings Alps crash site, more details of the plane's final moments have reportedly been leaked to German media.
Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands.
Thousands march in Tunis over the Bardo Museum terror attack, as authorities say that one of the raid's leaders has been killed.
Uzbeks have been voting in large numbers in presidential elections which are all but certain to be won by the incumbent, Islam Karimov
Passengers describe the moment an Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway as it landed at Halifax International Airport on Sunday.
Roberto Firmino's goal helps Brazil extend their winning run to eight matches at the expense of Chile at Emirates Stadium.
Thousands of people take in an anti-terrorism rally in the capital, Tunis, with a rally ending at the Bardo Museum where militant gunmen killed 22 people.
A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation.
The work and pensions secretary says the Conservatives are not keeping plans for £12bn of benefit cuts secret - saying no final decisions have been made.
Australian Richie Porte of Team Sky continues his fine early season form with victory at the Volta a Catalunya.