The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.
The German right-wing party AfD walks out of a meeting with a Muslim council.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses "deep concern" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a new law lifting immunity for MPs.
Pop star Katy Perry is locked in a battle with a group of elderly nuns over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles.
Police kill a man in Kenya's western city of Kisumu during an opposition protest about the electoral commission, an eyewitness tells the BBC.
Hundreds of French petrol stations run dry and the unions say five oil refineries are being blockaded as protesters fight government labour reforms.
Fighting is reported in near the Iraqi city of Falluja after Prime Minister al-Abadi announces the start of an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State.
The far-right candidate has a slender lead in Austria's presidential run-off vote, but the result will depend on postal ballots.
At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, are killed in two bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden.
About 30 climbers are suffering frostbite or illness on Mount Everest, after three others died from apparent altitude sickness.
Amateur video shows smoke billowing from buildings in the city of Tartous, one of two Syrian government coastal strongholds to be hit by bomb blasts.
South Africa's prosecuting authority says it will appeal against a High Court ruling that it should reconsider corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.
German drugs and chemicals company Bayer makes a $62bn offer for Monsanto, in a takeover bid that would create the world's biggest agricultural supplier.
Delegates from 175 countries gather in Istanbul for a World Humanitarian Summit which has been sharply criticised by aid agencies.
Lego products are growing more violent as toy makers engage in an 'arms race' to catch the attention of children in a digital age, a new study says.
A team of firefighters in New Zealand have rescued a group of ducklings which had fallen into a cesspit.
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US President Barack Obama has announced that the US is fully lifting its embargo on arms exports to Vietnam.
Firefighters rescue a handful of ducklings that had fallen into a cesspit in Auckland, New Zealand, reuniting them with their mother.
BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle travels to China to take a close up tour of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope - or Fast for short.