'Oil slick seen' in missing jet hunt
A Vietnamese plane spots possible oil slicks as the US joins Asian nations to search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people.
Shots as Crimea observers stopped
Warning shots are fired as international observers are turned back from entering Crimea where pro-Russian forces have tightened their grip.
Italy up in arms over David advert
Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
Thousands join Venezuela protest
Thousands of Venezuelan students and opposition supporters take part in an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Women's Day.
Boeing checks 787s for wing cracks
US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
Ukraine beat Russia to biathlon gold
Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon.
Great Walls 'could stop tornadoes'
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
Lost tourist 'ate flies' to survive
A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.
US general faces assault accuser
A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
US economy adds 175,000 new jobs
The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
Rio bin men on strike despite deal
Rubbish remains strewn on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, as cleaners continue a week-long strike despite a union-agreed deal to increase pay.
Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
Pistorius 'fired gun in anger' - ex
An ex-girlfriend tells the Oscar Pistorius trial that he fired a gun from a car, as a security guard tells of the shock of finding him with a dying Reeva Steenkamp.
Kenyan president takes pay cut
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announces that he and his cabinet will take pay cuts to help reduce the government's ballooning wage bill.
Anwar gets jail term for sodomy
A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
Officer dies in India navy accident
An Indian navy officer is killed and a number of people are injured in an accident on a ship at a Mumbai dockyard, officials say.
Sarkozy phone 'tapped by judges'
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
Turkish ex-military chief freed
Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug is released from prison in Istanbul after a local court overturns his conviction for plotting a coup.
Brotherhood 'terrorists', say Saudis
Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
Niger extradites Gaddafi's son
The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
Lawrence brother wants inquiry role
The brother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence says he wants to take part in the probe into police records after a report showed officers spied on his family.
Cliffs collapse prompts warning
Visitors to Birling Gap in East Sussex are warned to stay away from the cliff edge after a series of chalk falls during the week.
Landmark default in China solar firm
Chaori Solar becomes the first Chinese firm to default on its onshore corporate bonds, say media reports quoting the firm, after failing to make an interest payment.
Birmingham City owner Yeung jailed
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
Facebook's WhatsApp purchase opposed
Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp - one of the biggest ever tech acquisitions - runs into trouble over privacy concerns.
Chelsea 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after sinking Tottenham with four second-half goals.
GB's Kilty wins shock World gold
Great Britain's Richard Kilty wins a shock gold in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.
Scotland 17-19 France
Jean-Marc Doussain's late penalty condemns Scotland to defeat and keeps France in contention for the Six Nations title.
Tartt and Atwood vie for book award
Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt and Booker winner Eleanor Catton are among the novelists longlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Washington set for Grey's Anatomy
Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
Trespasser in Justin Bieber's home
A woman was found sleeping in the bedroom of the house the singer rents in Atlanta.
VIDEO: Baby hippo born at Mexico City zoo
A baby hippo has been born at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo - the first in 16 years.
VIDEO: Tension in Caracas as clashes continue
Clashes have broken out again on the streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.
VIDEO: Ed Miliband in Afghanistan visit
A Labour government would impose stiff penalties on anyone who abused or discriminated against members of the armed forces, the party's leader Ed Miliband has said.
VIDEO: Asian states search for missing jet
Planes and ships from south-east Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines jet, missing with 239 people on board.
VIDEO: Egypt 'needs more women in politics'
A new effort is now under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life. Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.
VIDEO: Afghan aid projects 'at risk'
Many British aid projects in Afghanistan are too ambitious and may fail to survive the withdrawal of international forces, according to an independent report for the government.
VIDEO: Rubbish piles up on Rio streets
Rio Carnival officially ended on Wednesday but piles of rubbish left on the city's streets are still waiting be collected.
VIDEO: Panels and parties at SXSW
The annual South by Southwest festival has kicked off in Austin, Texas. The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor soaks up the atmosphere.
A time to talk in Tehran
Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
Where’s the best place to be a woman?
On International Women's Day, the best place to be a woman
Pistorius trial: Beware certainties
Andrew Harding on twists and turns ahead in Pistorius trial
The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow
VIDEO: The woman 'popping up' all over Ukraine
Is an impersonator spreading a pro-Russian message in Ukraine?
Inside the mind of the TV detective
Inside the mind of the Scandi-drama detective
China driving Europe's carmakers
Carmakers court drivers in the Far East
Afghan notebook: Downhill daredevils
Homemade skis and stunning views racing down Afghan slopes