Police respond to a riot involving inmates at a Melbourne prison, a day before a state-wide smoking ban in jails comes into effect.
Two people are dead after one of them set himself on fire on board a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train, public broadcaster NHK reports.
Police start a search for a 31-year-old woman who has absconded from Cornton Vale Prison in Stirlingshire.
Andrew Walker considers the possible scenarios over the next few days, as Greeks are asked to decide whether or not to back reforms set out by their government's international creditors.
Giant African snails are being bred in the only snail farm in East Africa.
A military transport plane crashes in a residential area of the Indonesian city of Medan, officials say, with an unknown number of casualties.
Schools in Wales face fewer tests and will get more freedom over what to teach as the education minister announces a radical shake-up of lessons.
Families speak out for the first time about the "deplorable" care their loved ones received at a Denbighshire mental health ward.
Mental ill health among young people in Northern Ireland is a serious and growing problem, a new report suggests.
The number of empty places in schools in Northern Ireland rises to about one fifth of the entire number of places available.
About £600m will be spent on a new metro system for south east Wales within the next five years, BBC Wales understands.
Police officers, soldiers, emergency services and intelligence officials are taking part in London's largest counter-terrorism exercise to date.
At least two people are reported injured after a passenger on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train sets him or herself on fire, say officials.
Afghan fighters allied with Islamic State are in contact with the group's Syrian headquarters, a senior US commander says.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras urges voters to reject creditors' demands in Sunday's referendum on its debt crisis, as the country's bailout is set to expire.
Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF.
A series of major wildfires have been burning across thousands of acres of Washington state, over 120 miles (190km) east of Seattle.
International negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme are due to finish, but it is thought they could continue into July.
China is set to reveal how much it will cut carbon emissions by beyond 2020, says Premier Li Keqiang during a visit to Europe.
An inquest is under way in Malaysia into the death of a backpacker whose body was found eight days after he was believed to have gone on a jungle trek.