Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
At least seven people, including four babies, are killed and many wounded in a gas tank explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City.
European Parliament head Martin Schulz say he will use "straight talking" in his first meeting with Greece's new left-wing government.
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive as his family say they have reason to believe he is still safe.
A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.
EU ministers meet to discuss further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine, with the new Greek government's position unclear.
Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.
More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.
The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.
A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.
Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".
Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000
Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.
The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.
Panama's Supreme Court says it will investigate former President Ricardo Martinelli over allegations of corruption during his time in office.
Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
Russian military planes near UK airspace caused "disruption to civil aviation" on Wednesday, the UK Foreign Office says.
As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.
Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.