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22 May 2013 : The sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system took a major step towards viability when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve a landmark bill offering a path to citizenship for millions.
22 May 2013 : Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Pakistan Wednesday for a two-day visit where he will meet prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif as the long-time allies look to boost trade ties.
16 May 2013 : A blockbuster auction of Contemporary art in New York, including a record $58.4 million for a Jackson Pollock drip painting, fetched nearly half a billion dollars -- the biggest haul ever at an art auction.
16 May 2013 : A cyclone slammed into Bangladesh Thursday, forcing the evacuation of one million people and killing 14, but fears of devastating damage eased when the storm weakened over land.
16 May 2013 : After days under siege, President Barack Obama has sprung into action to confront three alleged scandals that Republicans are slamming as evidence of abuse of power and cover-ups.
16 May 2013 : Japan said Thursday that its economy grew again in the quarter to March, pointing to a recovery as Tokyo and its hand-picked central bank team set about stoking the world's third-largest economy.
16 May 2013 : Call it peace through fighting, but wrestlers from the United States, Iran and Russia provided New York with an unusual vision of international harmony when they took to the mat.
16 May 2013 : Health care workers and institutions came under violent attack in 22 countries last year, including 150 killings, the Red Cross said, lamenting that such violence deprives millions of people in need of care.
16 May 2013 : Prestigious jeweller Harry Winston, which was acquired earlier this year by Swatch Group, bought a new colourless, flawless 101.73-carat diamond for a record $26.7 million at an auction in Geneva, auction house Christie's said.
16 May 2013 : Rafael Benitez claims he did not need to win the Europa League to prove that he has done a good job during his turbulent six-month spell as interim manager of Chelsea.
16 May 2013 : What could be a World War II era recipe for Coca-Cola's secret formula found a buyer on eBay -- a 15-year-old who now has three days to come up with $15 million to pay for it.
16 May 2013 : Internet giant Amazon on Wednesday came under fresh fire over its British tax status after official figures revealed it only paid pound sterling2.4 million ($3.6 million, 2.8 million euros)on UK sales of pound sterling4.2 billion last year.