A whirlwind known as a dust devil swept through a Chinese school event lifting one boy into the air.
The largest aid convoy so far in Syria has entered the besieged rebel-held town of Rastan in Homs province, the Red Cross says.
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, renews its effort to circumnavigate the globe, leaving Hawaii to fly across the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco.
Harriet Tubman, the face of the new $20 bill, risked everything
President Obama has been meeting Gulf Arab leaders at the Gulf Cooperation Council in Saudi Arabia.
Lawyers for Edward Snowden file a lawsuit to seek guarantees that Norway will not extradite him to the US if he visits to receive an award.
The UK government warns LGBT travellers to be careful in the US due to laws affecting LGBT people in North Carolina and Mississippi.
Using man boobs to help women check for breast cancer
Fifa ex-president Sepp Blatter says he was asked to help ease Burundi's political crisis by offering President Pierre Nkurunziza a job in world football.
The death toll in a huge explosion that struck a state oil plant in Mexico on Wednesday rises to 13, officials say.
US university UC Davis apologises for hiring a PR firm to try to bury online references to an incident in which students were pepper-sprayed.
Turkey's top appeals court overturns the convictions of 275 people, including military officers, accused of plotting a coup.
A Belgian minister comes under fire for saying that a "significant part of the Muslim community danced" in response to the Brussels attacks.
At least 570 people are now known have died after the magnitude-7.8 quake hit Ecuador last Saturday.
Norway's immigration minister faces online ridicule for jumping off a rescue boat in a survival suit.
Ethiopia's army has surrounded the area in neighbouring South Sudan where it believes more than 100 abducted Ethiopian children are being held, local media report.
China's President Xi Jinping is named commander in chief of a military command centre, in his latest move to increase his control of the armed forces.
South African President Jacob Zuma says an inquiry into a controversial arms deal worth billions of dollars has found no evidence of fraud or corruption.
The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil is lit in southern Greece before it is taken on an international torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony.
Relief agencies evacuate 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what is described as the largest such operation so far in the conflict.