Pierre Claude Nolin, the speaker of the Canadian Senate, dies at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key tells the BBC's Lucy Hockings what the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli means to him.
The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York have been evacuated, the National Park Service has said.
A man is charged with possession of an explosive substance by police investigating the murder of a Syrian-born preacher.
The coastguard have rescued 80 migrants on Friday after their boat got into difficulties while trying to sail from Libya to Europe.
What does 170-year old shipwrecked champagne taste like?
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.
Defending champion Wilson Kipsang and world record holder Dennis Kimetto will go head-to-head at Sunday's London Marathon.
At a ceremony marking its centenary, the Prince of Wales pays tribute to those who fought in Gallipoli, one of World War One's bloodiest campaigns.
The Polish foreign ministry refuses entry to the pro-Kremlin biker group Night Wolves, saying it cannot ensure proper security for the gang.
Saudi Arabia says a young man arrested for the murders of two police officers has confessed to acting on orders from the Islamic State jihadist group.
A 70-year-old man who skippered a yacht across the Atlantic in a £150m cocaine smuggling operation is jailed for 10 years.
The manager of a convenience store in Osaka has been arrested for robbing another convenience store in Osaka, police said Friday. (Japan Today)
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April
The government and ruling parties on Friday began considering a plan to submit to the current Diet session a lawmaker-initiated bill for regulating drone flights, a move that comes in response to the discovery of a drone on the rooftop heliport of the Prime Minister's Office earlier this week. (The Japan News)
UK authorities are urged to tackle "anti-foreigner abuse" in the tabloid press after a Sun column refers to migrants as "cockroaches".
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.
The EU approves the sale of 17 more genetically modified (GM) crops - mostly for use in animal feed.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
A mass immunisation programme to protect children against meningitis starts in Niger, as the death toll rises from 85 to 129.