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Elephants have performed for the final time at the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus in the United States as attitudes change.
Thousands of people attend the first day of official commemorations in DR Congo to mark the sudden death of music star Papa Wemba.
EU standards on the environment and public health are at risk from US trade negotiators, Greenpeace says, citing leaked documents.
The Eurovision Song Contest may be next week, but one Russian MP has his eye on a very patriotic rival.
Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump steps up his criticism of China's trade policy, accusing it of "raping" the US.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he is the creator of the digital cash system Bitcoin, ending years of speculation.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright publicly identifies himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
Filipino fighting youth on politics and Pacquiao
A plan to cull almost all of Australia's famous Snowy Mountains wild horses, known as brumbies, is called "horrific" by conservationists.
An American cruise ship is sailing to Cuba from the US, the first such trip in more than 50 years.
Two US missionaries are found dead in a rural area of the Caribbean island of Jamaica notorious for its high rates of crime, police say.
Demonstrators in Iraq who had occupied parliament on Saturday have left.
Thousands of people are battling forest fires in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, where at least two people have died.
The Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, affecting the babies of up to 20% of pregnant women who contract it, scientists in Brazil tell the BBC.
The bodies of US climber Alex Lowe and cameraman David Bridges are found on Shishapangma in Tibet, 16 years after they were killed by an avalanche.
May Day marked in different ways around the world.
Colombia deports alleged drug lord Gerson Galvez, known as Caracol or The Snail and described as one of the region's most feared criminals, to Peru.
An Australian runner who suffered life-threatening burns when she was caught in a bushfire during a race finishes a gruelling Ironman triathlon.
Two criminal cases are filed in Bangladesh against three men arrested for hacking to death a Hindu tailor, the latest in a series of such killings.
Puerto Rico's governor says the territory will not make a debt repayment on Monday after a weekend of crunch talks to resolve the financial crisis end without a deal.