Indonesia begins search and rescue operations for migrants believed to be adrift in its waters, following similar moves by neighbouring countries.
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
Saracens reach the Premiership final after a narrow win over Northampton Saints in a pulsating match at Franklin's Gardens.
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.
IS militants enter Palmyra's museum and place guards outside its doors, days after seizing the ancient city, Syrian officials say.
James DeGale vows to become the first Briton to win Olympic gold and a pro world title when he fights Andre Dirrell on Saturday.
Tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims attend the beatification in Kenya of Italian-born nun Irene Stefani, taking her a step closer to sainthood.
Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Lewis Hamilton scores pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in his career in convincing style.
Members of Sri Lanka's women's cricket team were forced to perform sexual favours to keep their places in the team, the sports ministry says.
Threat to Palmyra v human suffering: not a zero-sum game
About 3,000 militia members in Iraq begin moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.
Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, is found dead in east London.
BBC News caught up with Australia's TV commentators for the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, about their country's chances in the competition.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel pips the Mercedes drivers in final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, after Lewis Hamilton had dominated.
A 65-year-old German woman gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.
An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.
A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.
Jayaram Jayalalitha is sworn in as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.