Iraqi army makes gains in battle with IS
BBC News: Sun, 29 May 2016 01:05:45 GMT
Iraqi government forces make gains in their offensive to drive Islamic State militants from Falluja - one the country's two major cities in IS hands.
Big surge in migrant boat rescues
BBC News: Sat, 28 May 2016 22:33:06 GMT
A flotilla of EU ships rescue more than 600 migrants from smugglers' boats off Libya, bringing the weekly total to at least 13,000.
Chinese theme park 'to take on Disney'
BBC News: Sat, 28 May 2016 15:30:44 GMT
China's richest man opens a huge entertainment complex in the city of Nanchang to compete with Disney, which is launching its own theme park next month.
WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears
BBC News: Sat, 28 May 2016 17:14:55 GMT
The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
Europe hit by lightning strikes
BBC News: Sat, 28 May 2016 21:56:40 GMT
Lightning strikes in France, Germany and Poland cause death and serious injuries, with the victims including children at a birthday party in a Paris park.
VIDEO: German MP hit by chocolate cake
BBC News: Sat, 28 May 2016 22:00:07 GMT
A German opposition leader, Sahra Wagenknecht, has a chocolate cake shoved in her face in an apparent protest over her stance on migrants.