US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.
A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized.
Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.
US President Barack Obama departs for a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies of his commitment to the region, amid rumbling tensions.
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.
Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.
The founder of Russian social network VKontakte says he has been fired and that his site has been taken over by allies of President Putin.
A US prosecutor was the original target of a kidnapping plot that ended with her father being held captive for five days, officials say.
Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.
Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87.
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have recently hit the Earth is released by a US group seeking to show that impacts are more common than we think.
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China.
Facebook's highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world.
McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20%.
Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
Rebels in South Sudan are involved in fierce fighting with the army in several areas of the country, the military spokesman tell the BBC.
Oscar Pistorius' family denies claims the athlete took acting lessons ahead of his testimony in the murder trial of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The Sri Lankan authorities order the deportation of a British tourist because she has a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm.
Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji marries film-maker Aditya Chopra in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status.
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is sacked after only 10 months, with Ryan Giggs taking temporary charge at Old Trafford.
Yemen is carrying out DNA tests to identify suspected militants killed in air strikes in recent days, amid reports they include al-Qaeda leaders.
Relatives of Iranian political prisoners allegedly beaten during an inspection last week hold a protest outside President Hassan Rouhani's office.
Three children found dead at an address in New Malden, south London, Scotland Yard says.
Violent crime is continuing to fall in England and Wales, according to a major annual project examining injury data gathered from NHS hospitals.
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.