Lightning strikes in France, Germany and Poland cause death and serious injuries, with the victims including children at a birthday party in a Paris park.
The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
Real Madrid are crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time after defeating Atletico Madrid in a penalty shootout.
A rider dies and another is seriously injured in a crash during the pre-TT races.
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband issues a "call to arms", urging young people to register to vote in next month's EU referendum.
Hull City defeat Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final at Wembley to win promotion to the Premier League.
A Metropolitan Police sergeant is dismissed for failing to respond to a fatal attack in which a man was stabbed more than 200 times.
A British woman who died after a speedboat capsized near the island of Koh Samui in Thailand is named as Monica O'Connor.
Russian President Vladimir Putin joins celebrations to mark 1,000 years of Russian monks at the monastic enclave of Mount Athos in Greece.
A city centre department store is evacuated after a faulty electronic security tag making a loud ticking sound was mistaken for a bomb.
Princess Anne and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon join commemorations of the centenary of the largest naval battle of World War One.
Army bandsman Richard Jones wins the final of this year's Britain's Got Talent, after his magic act impressed the judges and won the votes of the viewers.
An onboard camera has captured the successful landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, returning from space after launching an Asian communications satellite.
Some of the first paying passengers on the world's biggest cruise ship have described it as "a construction site" and a "serious risk to those on board".
BBC News takes a look at sacred sites around the world where women are banned.
The centenary of the Battle of Jutland is being commemorated in Rosyth and South Queensferry.
A set of identical triplets will make history as they compete against each other at the summer Olympics in Rio.
Festival-goers are invited to have a go on what is claimed to be the world's largest bouncy castle.
The BBC asks some of Roald Dahl's biggest fans what they think of his language.
David Henry Brown Jr, an artist based in New York City, says the punk ethic in his bizarre self-portraits mocks "the representation of every cliche, trope and stereotype on Instagram".
The site of the longest battle of World War One, Verdun has become a symbol of European reconciliation, says Hugh Schofield.
One of Hugo Chavez's key allies, retired Maj Gen Cliver Alcala, criticises the leader's successor and says Venezuela is mired in "anarchy", as the BBC's Will Grant reports.
Q&A on the effect on Britons travelling in France following industrial action being taken by French workers, who are blockading oil refineries as part of their dispute.
The government wants to reduce pensions payable to steelworkers, to make Tata Steel UK more attractive to a buyer - but how much will they lose?
China's richest man opens a huge entertainment complex in the city of Nanchang to compete with Disney, which is launching its own theme park next month.
An aunt of North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un is running a dry-cleaning business in the US after defecting in 1998, the Washington Post reports.
Moeen Ali hits 155 not out and Chris Woakes takes 3-9 as Sri Lanka end day two on 91-8, still 407 runs behind in the second Test.
Top seed Novak Djokovic ends Aljaz Bedene's hopes of joining Andy Murray in the fourth round of the French Open.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits it is tough to deal with the run of technical problems that have hit him this year.
Britain will have 10 crews competing for medals at the World Rowing Cup after Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were one of five to reach Sunday's finals.
Independent energy companies want consumers to be able to see all available tariffs when using price comparison websites.
HM Revenue & Customs loses an appeal to recover up to £50m in stamp duty from the sale of the Chelsea Barracks.
It would be a "very dangerous experiment" for the UK to give Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn power, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warns.
Vote Leave offers a £50m prize for correctly guessing the results of every Euro 2016 game - but the contest is called a "con" by the Remain campaign.
Mental health services turned away more than a quarter of children referred for support without help in England in 2015, a report says.
The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.
The system of inquiries into child deaths in England where neglect or abuse is suspected will be overhauled, says the government
Cambridge University will remain affiliated to the National Union of students after a referendum of students rejected a motion to leave.
Mobile service provider Three confirms it will block advertising on its network for a day-long trial in June.
Sainsbury's is trialling new food-cooling technologies that promise to be more eco-friendly than current alternatives.
Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.
Swashboggling, squishous and frobscottle are among thousands of Roald Dahl's gobblefunk words in a dictionary celebrating the centenary of the writer's birth.
Pamela Butchart's My Head Teacher Is a Vampire Rat, illustrated by Thomas Flintham, has won this year's Children's Book Award.
Celena and her partner Pete separated for 10 weeks to break their bad habits and lose weight.
More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back - and have succeeded in finding peace.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
The people who shape hair in the capital of Sierra Leone
The animals that might swim up your toilet
How easy is it to make a living as a model?
Are Tragically Hip the most Canadian band in the world?
The riot with a legacy of shame and pride
The No Such Thing as The News team on Obama's armoured limos
How the Unabomber and his Nordic fan want you to listen
Should violent prisoners be allowed to look for love online?