- As of Sunday, workers will be paid at least 15,051 bolivars ($1,512.70) per month, marking an increase of 30 percent.
- Security has gradually improved in Iraq's capital, but attacks against both security forces and civilians remain frequent.
- In a statement, Popolare di Vicenza said investors bought just 7.66 percent of its capital offer — so bank fund Atlante will control the rest.
- Since late 2014, Malawian police have recorded at least 65 cases of violence against people with albinism, a U.N. expert said.
- No reason was given for Saturday's personnel changes, which marked one of Russia's biggest overhauls in recent memory.
- Many countries and conservationists praised the Kenyan government's move Saturday to torch 105 tons of ivory, but some said it sent a dangerous message.
- Two competing governments, one in Tripoli and one in the east, have struggled for control of the North African OPEC state since 2014.
- After penetrating Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, anti-government demonstrators entered Parliament and were reportedly staging a sit-in.
- The biggest-ever incineration of its kind destroyed a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to smugglers, signalling that the trade must halt.
- Anti-government protesters who support Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr broke into Iraq's Parliament building, decrying a lack of reform.
- While workers in Iraqi Kurdistan get meager incomes, overseas oil execs like Nadhim Zahawi, a British member of Parliament, profit lavishly.
- Beltane is a pagan spring festival that marks the end of winter and the fertility of the coming summer.
- An estimated 20 airstrikes in the Syrian city were believed to have killed some 250 civilians, reports said.
- About 400 protesters were arrested Saturday in Stuttgart at a meeting of the right-wing Alternative fur Deutschland party.
- There is no information on the number of people missing from a rubber boat that could hold between 100 and 120 people.
- The party suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone after he made controversial statements earlier in the week.
- The moderate-reformist bloc, led by President Hassan Rouhani, supports a nuclear deal the country signed with world powers last summer that led to the lifting of international sanctions.
- Foreign ministers of the Asian neighbors and rivals — also the world’s two largest economies after the U.S. — met in Beijing Saturday.
- A dozen people died in Nairobi on Friday night when a six-story residential building collapsed in the poor suburb of Huruma.
- Pyongyang also threatened to launch nuclear attacks on the U.S. and South Korea over joint military drills between the two countries.
- The Pentagon said Friday the interception in international airspace was made in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner," CNN reported.
- The poll also indicates U.S. President Barack Obama did not won over many voters with his call for the U.K. to stay in the European Union.