Japan's Sony reports full-year profits of $1.4bn as Playstation sales help to turn around the company's fortunes.
The UN's special envoy calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage Syria's struggling peace process.
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.
An appeals trial is beginning in Italy of captain Francesco Schettino, who has been given 16 years in jail for the 2012 Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
Facebook shares jump after it said quarterly profits tripled from a year earlier to $1.51bn.
Australia and Papua New Guinea will hold urgent talks over asylum seekers held at a centre ruled unconstitutional by the PNG Supreme Court.
Thousands of Ethiopian Jews are hoping that an announcement by the Israeli government will pave the way for a new life in the Middle East.
Iraq's Prime Minister is expected to attempt to end the country's political crisis with a cabinet reshuffle.
Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
The town that is trying to forget a mass killer
The Olympic flame is handed over to the Brazilian authorities, marking 100 days before the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
An ancient Pakistani sculpture depicting Buddha's footprints has been handed over to Pakistani officials after it was smuggled into the US.
People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, a BBC World Service poll suggests.
Nepal's craftspeople have been vital in the reconstruction of historic temples and monuments, using skills that have been passed down the generations.
What's life like for thousands of migrants stuck in Greece?
How nationalists are reshaping Europe's politics
Changing attitudes in one German refugee city
Why a junction near Jerusalem is so dangerous
Anti-poaching activists accuse Japan of fuelling the illegal ivory trade by allowing tusks to be legally registered.
China's push for driverless cars accelerates