The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States has been reported in Texas.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in the first presidential nominating contests of the 2016 White House race.
The World Health Organisation has moved to build a global response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
Germany opened its first shelter for gay and lesbian refugees, as fears grew over threats to sexual minorities.
An Indian teenager was struck and killed after he tried to take a photo of himself in front of an oncoming train, police said.
Some of the countries most deeply involved in Syria's civil war are among the least generous in helping its victims, Oxfam said.
Speculation mounted that North Korea is preparing a rocket or long-range missile launch to follow its recent nuclear test, a report said.
Malala Yousafzai's petition urging a Syria donors' conference to give millions for education reached over 70 000 signatures.
A video released by the FBI of the shooting death of a protester shows the man reaching into his jacket before being fatally shot.
The Zika virus could infect as many as four million people in the Americas, says the World Health Organisation.
The Syrian opposition said it will not attend peace talks in Geneva, derailing negotiations aimed at ending the five-year-long war.
The US teenager derided for a defense of "affluenza" in the killing four people arrived back in Texas after being deported from Mexico.
A handful of protesters remain camped out at a wildlife refuge despite the death of a comrade and calls from their jailed leader to stand down.
Two-year-old Sutton was caught on a baby monitor saying her prayers, the video was posted to Facebook and has gone viral.
Zika, mosquitoes outwit Rio as Carnival, Olympics loom, writes Paulo Prada