France's medical watchdog is to make a decision on whether the Diane 35 drug will be withdrawn from the market. The anti-acne treatment is often prescribed as a contraceptive pill and is currently at the centre of controversy. The pill has been blamed for four deaths and 125 cases of thrombosis.
Since rising to power on a wave of popular enthusiasm, South African President Jacob Zuma has been grappling with mass strikes and the country's first recession in 17 years. We take a closer look at his first 100 days in office.
Three decades after China introduced drastic measures to limit population growth, the country is running out of labour resources to feed its insatiable economy, prompting a radical rethink of the "one child" policy.