Ukraine's interim PM says "no-one in the civilised world" will recognise Crimea's referendum on joining Russia, as Moscow backs the vote.
A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
The International Criminal Court finds Congo militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of complicity in war crimes but acquits him of sexual offences.
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.
Russia will welcome the sporting world back to Sochi on Friday when the opening ceremony takes place for the Winter Paralympics.
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.
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 Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says his government could ban Facebook and YouTube, amid leaks suggesting government corruption.
Massachusetts passes a bill against taking indecent images of people in public, after a man who snapped photos up women's skirts goes scot-free.
A US businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) at a Las Vegas casino argues he should not have to pay - because he was too intoxicated.
Venezuela expels Panama's ambassador and three others as President Nicolas Maduro accuses the country of meddling amid ongoing opposition rallies.
A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
A team of online sleuths claim to have exposed an attempt to smear the former governor of Nigeria's central bank.
Four Nigerian men receive 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicts them of gay sex, officials say.
A former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult, the group which carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo, is been jailed for nine years.
Australia's Queensland is suffering its most widespread drought on record, with almost 80% of the state now included in the list of affected areas.
Doctors treating injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher are still working to bring him out of a coma.
People should not send sensitive information over public wi-fi hotspots, as data theft by hackers is rising, Europol warns.
The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
A passenger flight from Lebanon to Iraq is forced to turn around because a government minister's son was angry about missing it, officials say.
The head of the Met Police says a report which found officers had spied on the family of murdered Stephen Lawrence is devastating for his force.
The head teacher of a school for children with behavioural issues defends a decision to allow students over the age of 14 to smoke.
US current affairs magazine Newsweek relaunches its print edition just months after being bought over by digital news company IBT Media.
Japan's government says Bitcoin is not a currency but that some transactions using the virtual unit should be taxed.