Markets in Asia were mostly up on Monday, following stocks in the US, which ended the week higher after recovering losses.
Saudi Arabia is one of the world's most conservative societies, and the role of women is limited, but some think progress is being made, as Lina Sinjab reports.
Dozens of police and protesters are injured in clashes as a protest by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged police brutality turns violent in Tel Aviv.
Police in Colombia are investigating the theft from a Bogota book fair of a signed first edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The head of Taiwan's ruling party meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, the highest level-talks between the two sides in six years.
Manchester City Women face Chelsea in Monday's FA Women's Cup semi-final with the winners playing Notts County in the first Wembley final.
Women and children who have been held by Boko Haram militants say that some of their group was stoned to death as the Nigerian army approached to rescue them.
Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists.
ECB chairman-elect Colin Graves gave the West Indies team talk by calling them "mediocre", says England captain Alastair Cook.
The Italian coastguard says it has rescued nearly 6,0000 people from boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and ten bodies have been recovered from the water.
Indian police say eight soldiers have been ambushed and killed by rebels, one of whom also died, in the north-eastern state of Nagaland.
Eyewitness Stephanie Conway tells the BBC some people were opposed to a conference on cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a suburb of Dallas, but she saw nothing threatening.
Australian police defend their 2005 decision to report the Bali Nine drug gang to Indonesia, after the two ringleaders were executed.
Gun salutes are to take place at Hyde Park and the Tower of London later to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby girl.
More than 5,800 migrants are rescued and 10 bodies recovered in several operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy's coastguard says.
The head of the Australian Federal Police, Commissioner Andrew Colvin, responds to criticism of their role in the events leading to the executions of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia.
The Australian government will not be able to keep its promise to balance its budget, largely because of a plunge in commodity prices, say Deloitte.
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Westpac, missed expectations and posted a cash profit of 3.78bn Australian dollars ($2.98bn; £1.96bn) for the six months to March.
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