- Hollande signs gay marriage bill Sat, 18 May 2013 08:24:26 GMT
- President Francois Hollande signs into law a controversial bill making France the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
- N Korea 'fires short-range missiles' Sat, 18 May 2013 09:35:45 GMT
- North Korea has fired three short-range missiles as part of an apparent routine test-launch, South Korea says.
- Saudi woman reaches Everest summit Sat, 18 May 2013 11:34:55 GMT
- A 25-year-old Saudi woman has made history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.
- Kerry urges Nigeria army 'restraint' Sat, 18 May 2013 11:24:35 GMT
- The US warns Nigeria's army against human rights violations as it pursues a campaign against Islamist militants in the north-east.
- Mental health 'bible' update due Sat, 18 May 2013 01:32:32 GMT
- An update to one of the most important manuals in mental health - known as the bible of psychiatry - is to be published later on Saturday.
- Afghan MPs halt women's law debate Sat, 18 May 2013 09:05:36 GMT
- The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped.
- US criticises Russia over missiles Sat, 18 May 2013 01:24:06 GMT
- The US chides Russia for what it calls an "unfortunate decision" to send missiles to the Syrian government, saying it will prolong the suffering.
- Dozens injured in US train crash Sat, 18 May 2013 10:18:30 GMT
- More than 60 people were injured, at least two critically, after a head-on collision between two commuter trains near New York, officials say.
- Russia reveals CIA chief's identity Sat, 18 May 2013 07:35:34 GMT
- Russia publicly names the man it believes to be the US intelligence chief in Moscow, a breach of diplomatic protocol.
- Litvinenko widow calls for inquiry Sat, 18 May 2013 07:21:01 GMT
- The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko calls for the inquest into his death to be abandoned and replaced with a public inquiry.
- Deadly floods sweep southern China Sat, 18 May 2013 04:50:58 GMT
- Flooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces leave more than 50 people dead and 14 missing, officials say.
- Deep sea 'gold rush' moves closer Sat, 18 May 2013 01:27:03 GMT
- The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
- EU to ban refillable olive oil jugs Sat, 18 May 2013 09:55:00 GMT
- The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection.
- Sweden hosts Eurovision extravaganza Sat, 18 May 2013 00:19:16 GMT
- Singer Bonnie Tyler is set to make her Eurovision debut on Saturday when she performs UK entry Believe In Me at the annual contest in Malmo, Sweden.
- VIDEO: Is Japan's green tea blossoming? Fri, 17 May 2013 17:49:34 GMT
- Farmers in Japan's key tea-growing region are hoping to turn their fortunes around following the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago.