Nigeria's army vows to continue its offensive against militants in the north-east "as long as it takes", as a 24-hour curfew is imposed in Maiduguri.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
More than $1m (£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
Investigating a bespoke build in Los Angeles
Bad recordings could soon be in the past
From home-built robots to hungry bears cubs
La condena por genocidio a Efraín Ríos Montt, primera en el mundo a un exmandatario por un tribunal nacional, revive temores de que vuelva la violencia política o que los mayas busquen independizarse.
مقتل 11 شخصا على الأقل في أعمال عنف جديدة بالعراق، ورئيس مجلس النواب يدعو لعقد جلسة طارئة لمناقشة "التدهور الخطير" في الوضع الأمني بالبلاد.
The popular Mercedes Benz model has been in production since 1972, but its origins predate that by decades. BBC Autos looks back at its history.
BBC Culture's guide to the films to watch out for at this year's festival - from Tilda Swinton in a 'crypto-vampire love story' to camp glitz from Stephen Soderbergh.
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