Malaysia missing plane search widens
The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been doubled, while China deploys satellites to assist the search.
Kerry declines Putin Ukraine meeting
A meeting with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine will not happen until Moscow engages with US proposals on the crisis, the US secretary of state says.
Colorado reaps $2m in marijuana tax
The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalized marijuana businesses.
El Salvador vote recount under way
Electoral authorities in El Salvador order a recount of all votes in the unexpectedly close presidential election as both candidates claim victory.
New Zealand to vote on flag change
New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces.
Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran
Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
Former Heinz boss in $110m payday
Former Heinz boss William Johnson receives a $110m payday as layoffs continue at the food firm, now owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital.
Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
US Army sex crimes case in doubt
A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general.
Detained US immigrants refuse food
About 150 people are on the fourth day of a hunger strike at an immigration detention centre in the US state of Washington, officials say.
Pistorius sick as post-mortem read
Oscar Pistorius is physically sick during his murder trial as he hears evidence from a post-mortem examination on his girlfriend's body.
Elephants recognise human voices
Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study.
Genghis Khan 'lucky with weather'
The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest.
Transatlantic great white 'pregnant'
The first great white shark seen to cross the Atlantic may be pregnant, the head of the expedition tracking it says.
US court ends 'boobies' bracelet ban
The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal which sought to ban students in Pennsylvania from wearing controversial breast cancer awareness bracelets.
Vancouver port hit by lorry strike
Shipping in the Canadian city of Vancouver is disrupted as container lorry drivers go on strike.
'Long-dead Mexico drug lord killed'
Officials in Michoacan, Mexico say that they have shot dead drug lord Nazario Moreno - The Craziest One - who was reported killed in 2010.
Fresh deal to end Rio rubbish strike
Rio de Janeiro officials and street cleaners say they have reached a deal to end a strike which has left litter piling up in the Brazilian city.
South Sudan hit by anti-UN protest
More than 1,000 people have protested in South Sudan's capital, Juba, accusing the UN of arming rebels - a charge it denies.
Fan park to open in South Africa
Supporters in South Africa will be able to watch five live English Premier League matches when a fan park is set up at the end of March.
'Withdraw' major stem cell findings
A Japanese scientist behind a seemingly groundbreaking stem cell study says the findings should be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.
Man 'used drone to smuggle drugs'
A man is arrested and charged for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison using a drone, Australian police say.
Bayern boss admits massive tax fraud
Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).
Spain says rubber bullet use wrong
Police should not have fired rubber bullets at migrants during an incident in which 15 people drowned, Spain's interior minister admits.
Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
Libya 'takes control' of oil tanker
Libyan officials say they have taken control of a North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil at a port occupied by rebel forces.
Carney faces MPs over forex probe
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is to be quizzed by MPs over claims some of the bank's officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
RAF jet to monitor Ukraine border
A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft will fly missions to Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence says.
eBay cuts chief exec's pay in half
E-commerce giant eBay cuts the total compensation of its chief executive, John Donahoe, by more than half.
First high-speed trading share sale
Virtu, founded by former New York Mercantile Exchange chair Vincent Viola, becomes the first high-frequency trading firm to file for a public share sale.
Mining shares hit by iron ore slump
Shares of some of the world's biggest mining companies are hit by a slump in the price of iron ore, amid fears of a Chinese economic slowdown.
Injured Root out of World Twenty20
Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb in the last one-day international against West Indies.
Barca 'embarrassed' by Neymar deal
Barcelona's president admits the saga surrounding the transfer of Brazilian superstar Neymar has been "embarrassing".
Murray digs deep to beat Vesely
Andy Murray survives a scare to beat Czech youngster Jiri Vesely in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Jude and Judi up for Olivier Awards
Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the nominees in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, one of the most high-profile events in the UK theatre calendar.
Cheryl Cole confirms X Factor return
Pop star Cheryl Cole confirms she is to rejoin ITV's The X Factor, along with the show's creator Simon Cowell, for a 12th series.
Swift reclaims 'top earner' crown
Country star turned pop sensation Taylor Swift returns to the top of Billboard's annual list of music money makers, a title she held in 2012 only to relinquish last year to Madonna.
VIDEO: 'Dead' drug lord killed in Mexico
Security officials in Mexico announce that they have killed Nazario Moreno, a drug lord who was reported to have been shot dead three years ago.
VIDEO: Kidnapped nuns released in Syria
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula have arrived back in Damascus.
VIDEO: Many hurt in US school stage collapse
A stage at a southern California high school collapses during a performance, sending 25 students to hospital with minor injuries.
VIDEO: Dog dirt detectives in Naples
Naples is introducing forensic DNA testing to track down the owners of dogs that foul on the streets of Naples
VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal 'within months'
The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
VIDEO: How can a plane just vanish?
Intensive search efforts are under way to try and find flight MH370, which vanished from radar en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur almost three days ago, with 239 people on board.
VIDEO: Missing Malaysia jet 'a mystery'
Malaysia says it is widening the search for the airliner that disappeared with 239 people on board a flight to Beijing on Friday night.
VIDEO: Climate of insecurity in Crimea
Mark Lowen meets a family fleeing the growing lawlessness of Crimea, as pressure on the Ukrainian interim government in Kiev is mounting by the day.
Fukushima: Is fear of radiation the real killer?
Why loss and anxiety pose more risk than radiation
Are there really 21 million slaves worldwide?
Are there really 21 million slaves worldwide?
India's oldest MP calls it a day
Oldest MP fires parting shot at India's unruly parliament
VIDEO: The model who dreams in code
Meet the New York model who dreams in code
Bolivia military rule victims 'erased from history'
Forgotten victims of Bolivia's military rule demand recognition
How astrology helps Indian business
Why astrology is still big business in India
Do massive dams ever make sense?
Why do massive dam projects so often go wrong?
Have Barcelona sold their soul?
Barcelona's Neymar approach damaged once untouchable club
Qatar faces sudden regional isolation
BBC correspondents gauge strength of feeling against Qatar