LAS VEGAS -- Tickets for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight sold out in less than a minute, immediately appearing on resale sites for over $100,000.
BRUSSELS -- EU leaders have agreed to triple funding for search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean and to target smuggling operations and smugglers’ boats.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two highly pathogenic forms of avian flu have been identified in 13 U.S. states and led to the extermination of more than 7 million birds.
SPACE -- On Friday Nasa’s Hubble – the first major optical telescope to be placed in space – celebrates 25 years of astonishing scientific discovery.
LONDON -- Futuristic trans-Atlantic seaplanes could be the answer to growing pressure on commercial airlines, according to research by Imperial College engineers.
LONDON -- Friday will mark 100 years since an estimated 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in one of the darkest periods of the 20th Century.
CANNES -- The Cannes Film Festival begins on May 13 with a jury chaired by Joel and Ethan Coen. Seventeen films are in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or.
LONDON -- Britain's embattled retailer Tesco reported an annual loss of 6.4 billion pounds ($9.5 billion) on Wednesday – one of the worst in British corporate history.
TURKEY -- Saturday marks 100 years since the start of the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I, marked in Australia and New Zealand as Anzac Day.
WASHINGTON -- Progress toward a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is key for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's U.S. visit starting April 28.
LONDON -- The four most recent opinion polls suggest Britain’s Labour and Conservative parties are neck-and-neck ahead of the May 7 general election.
GAZA CITY -- Hamas is trying to clamp down on jihadist activity in the Gaza Strip amid claims and indications of Islamic State-related activity in the territory.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp claims that the mobile messaging service is now accessed by 800 million users worldwide each month.
LONDON -- Marvel’s new Cinematic Universe movie Avengers: Age of Ultron will be progressively released over a week starting Wednesday.
LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as an inteactive version.
ISLAMABAD -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is to launch infrastructure projects worth $46bn on a visit to Pakistan as China challenges the U.S. as the dominant regional power.
LUXEMBOURG -- New distress calls have been received from migrant boats in the Mediterranean, as EU ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss the crisis.
TOKYO -- Japan has set a world record of 603km/h (373mph) for a seven-car maglev train, just days after it broke its previous 12-year-old record.
NYON -- Barcelona come face-to-face with former boss Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich while defending Champions Real Madrid take on Juventus.
LISBON -- Benfica and Porto meet at the Estadio da Luz in a match that could prove to be crucial, with only three points separating the teams and five games remaining.
LONDON -- One of the world’s most recognisable men, the former football superstar David Beckham celebrates his fortieth birthday on May 2.
BARCELONA -- With three wins out of four so far for Lewis Hamilton, the Mercedes bandwagon rolls on to the Circuit de Catalunya -- where Hamilton also won last year.
NAPLES -- No team has ever recovered from a three goal deficit in the Europa League but Wolfsburg must beat the odds after the Italians’ emphatic victory.
SAN LORENZO AL MARE -- The Giro d’Italia, first of cycling’s Grand Tours, starts in San Lorenzo al Mare and will conclude in Milan three weeks – and 3,492km – later.
LONDON -- Over 35,000 runners expected to participate, including course record holder and 2014 champion Wilson Kipsang and current world record holder Dennis Kimetto.
PRAGUE -- Sixteen teams will contest the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in the Czech Republic, with the hosts facing Sweden in their opening match.
LAS VEGAS -- The best fighters of their generation meet as Floyd Mayweather puts his unbeaten record on the line against Manny Pacquiao.
MIAMI -- Round 5 of the Formula E 2014-15 season will be held at the Miami Circuit in the U.S. on March 15. Lucas di Grassi goes into the race with a 10-point lead.