Greece has said it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors that will allow it to receive the desperately needed final instalment of its international bailout plan and keep it from defaulting on its debts.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he hoped Tehran and world powers would reach a final nuclear deal "within a reasonable period of time" but this would be hard if the other side stuck to what he called excessive demands.
Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 per cent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing.
The Danish prime minister has called an election for June 18 in which her centre-left Social Democrats will face stiff competition from the centre-right Liberals who want more curbs on immigration and limits on state spending.
Libya's internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, has survived an assassination attempt by gunmen who opened fire as he was leaving a session of the anarchic country's elected parliament.