A Lebanese rock band with a gay lead singer says it has been banned from performing in Jordan because its music supports religious and sexual freedom.
A conflict in the disputed territory of Western Sahara may flare up again if the UN's mission is not fully restored, an African Union envoy warns.
The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, Gerhard Schindler, is to leave his job early amid reports that he was forced out.
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say at least four civilians, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a shelling - an attack army chiefs deny.
Turkey's secularist character is "not up for debate", its PM says, following a controversial call for its new constitution to be religion-based.
People living on one of the three islands that make up Zanzibar are calling for the government to build proper roads so they can have cars.
A media advocacy group condemns the sentencing by a court in Iran of four reformist journalists to between five and 10 years in prison.
Members of Prince's former backing band The Revolution are to reunite for live shows following his death.
Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primaries in all five US states that voted, while Democrat Hillary Clinton notches four from five.
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Papua New Guinea says it will shut a detention camp used by Australia for asylum seekers, after a court rules it unconstitutional.
An Australian man took himself to hospital after a venomous redback spider bit him on the penis in a portable toilet.
More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
An eight-year-old girl from Luton has amassed thousands of Facebook followers after memorising the entire Koran in Arabic.
A Hindu religious leader has staged a "burial" protest at India's Kumbh Mela festival after her all-woman group was prevented from bathing in holy waters.
Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.
Venezuela public sector employees are told to work only Monday and Tuesday until the country overcomes a worsening energy crisis.
North Korea announces it will hold a Workers Party congress next month, the first for the ruling party in nearly 40 years.
Apple reports its first decline in quarterly sales since 2003, as sales of iPhones fall.
Twitter's latest earnings results have disappointed investors, coming in below expectations as the firm struggles with weak growth in users and advertising.