One of the last countries in Europe to forbid abortion is holding a referendum on reversing the ban.
A man has died in Lebanon after swallowing petrol he was siphoning out of his vehicle's tank, according to the country's national news agency.
A vote is taking place that will determine who succeeds German Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years in power.
The world of 2005 feels a long way away.
Three more towns have been evacuated and firefighters have been forced to retreat amid intensifying volcanic explosions on the island of La Palma in the Canaries.
Two Canadians have returned home from China after being released from prison where they were held on alleged spying charges.
Fifteen-year-old motorcyclist Dean Berta Vinales has died following a crash at a World Superbike Championship race in Jerez, Spain.