Iran seizes two UK tankers in Strait of Hormuz

One of the tankers is now back on its way, after it was boarded by armed guards.

Greek earthquake: Buildings collapse as powerful tremor shakes Athens

The 5.1 magnitude earthquake knocked out telecoms and power in parts of the city.

Minnesota crowd welcomes home Ilhan Omar amid Trump row

The congresswoman returned to her home state and was met with "welcome home" chants and signs.

Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada

More than 200 million people may be affected, and temperatures could reach 100F (38C) in some areas.

Estonia ferry disaster: French court rejects compensation claim

The court cites a lack of intentional fault as it rejects a claim for compensation over the 1994 sinking.

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria beat Senegal to win final

Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secures a 1-0 win against Senegal in Cairo.

India 'cow vigilantes' lynch three men

The men were beaten to death in the eastern state of Bihar after being accused of stealing cattle.

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch state '10% liable' for 350 deaths

Victims' relatives slam a court ruling that found the state part liable for 350 of the 8,000 deaths.

Mitch Petrus: Former New York Giants player dies from heatstroke

Ex-New York Giants player Mitch Petrus fell ill while working outside in intense heat in Arkansas.

French sci-fi team called on to predict future threats

The "red team" will be employed to imagine future military threats – and how how to prevent them.

Eritrean ex-church leader expelled for heresy

Eritrea Orthodox bishops say the name of former patriarch Antonios "should never be mentioned".

Man jailed for killing UK teenager in Goa

Samson D'Souza was found guilty of "culpable homicide not amounting to murder" by an Indian court.

Richard Oland: A millionaire, a murder and a mystery killer

When he was found in a pool of blood, Richard Oland was worth tens of millions of dollars. But who killed him and why?

The African Cup of Nations: 'Fairy-tale' team, cursed jerseys and super fans

As Algeria and Senegal face each other in the final, we look at some of the tournament's high and low points.

Guinea mother: I sat my exams 30 minutes after giving birth

"I decided for myself that I wanted to complete my baccalaureate," Fatoumata Kourouma tells the BBC.

Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?

The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.

Puerto Rico: Protests over homophobic text messages

Protesters are calling for the resignation of the governor following a leak of homophobic messages.

Real-life Spider-Man escapes fire by climbing down Philadelphia high-rise

The unidentified man was unharmed, but four others were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Ilhan Omar: 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally

US congresswoman Ilhan Omar responds to chants of "send her back" at a Trump rally in North Carolina.

Trump's 'send her back' denial, and what actually happened

The US President inaccurately claimed he quickly told his supporters to stop their racist chant.

Ricky Martin rallies behind Puerto Rico protests to oust governor

Governor Ricardo Roselló is urged to quit after leaked sexist, profane and homophobic text messages.

Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'

About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.

The Indian school exam controversy that cost 23 lives

The suicides have put India's competitive exams in the spotlight amid allegations of errors in marking.

Why US bird attacks on humans are on rise

Bird experts say there's been an "incremental increase" in attacks, as people encroach on bird habitats.