At least 500 people are reported to have died in a heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures reaching 48°C in some areas.
One month after a devastating 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, the UN says the international community needs to provide more food aid and shelter for those left homeless.
Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis tried to join the Rebels bikie gang, but was rejected as they saw him as "weird", an inquest has heard.
A former ambassador to Indonesia has been confirmed as Australia's first anti-terrorism coordinator.
Early results from Spain's local and regional elections suggest gains for new anti-corruption movements, at the expense of traditional main parties.
Australia's Prime Minister has dismissed the idea of a referendum on same-sex marriage in his country, after an Irish referendum voted to legalise them.
A 65-year-old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure.
United States authorities have appealed for calm after a policeman was cleared of all charges relating to the killing of an unarmed black couple in Cleveland.
Indonesia has begun search and rescue missions for thousands of migrants believed to be adrift in its waters. (AUDIO)
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia and Italy. (AUDIO)
Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex civil marriages in a world-first referendum.
About 3000 volunteer militia members in Iraq have begun moving against Islamic State militants, to try to recapture the strategic city of Ramadi.
The US State Department has released hundreds of emails - many relating to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya - from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account.
Vote counting has begun after a historic referendum in the Republic of Ireland on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.
At least 44 people have been killed in a shoot-out in the Mexican state of Michoacan.
A new brain implant that can sense an intent to move a robotic arm is being hailed as a breakthrough for people like 34-year-old Californian Erik Sorto.
The Islamic State group says it was behind a deadly suicide bombing on a Shi'ite mosque in Saudi Arabia.
Militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a monitoring group says.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has just hit off the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 33km.
Islamic State fighters advancing in Iraq are getting closer to the giant air base where New Zealand soldiers are stationed. (AUDIO)