A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital Algiers.
At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.
At least 18 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.
Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.
A California wine dealer, who made $20m by selling fake vintage bottles to rich clients, faces years in prison when he is sentenced in New York.
The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests in February.
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party MP that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.
Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.
Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt a football match in Austria between the Israeli club Maccabi Haifa and French team Lille.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.