Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of seeking to destabilise his country by supporting insurgent groups.
Great Britain's Richard Kilty wins a shock gold in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.
Planes and ships from south-east Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines jet, missing with 239 people on board.
Thousands of Venezuelan students and opposition supporters take part in an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Women's Day.
Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
Chelsea move seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after sinking Tottenham with four second-half goals.
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
Jean-Marc Doussain's late penalty condemns Scotland to defeat and keeps France in contention for the Six Nations title.
A baby hippo has been born at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo - the first in 16 years.
A Vietnamese plane spots possible oil slicks as the US joins Asian nations to search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people.
Warning shots are fired as international observers are turned back from entering Crimea where pro-Russian forces have tightened their grip.
The brother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence says he wants to take part in the probe into police records after a report showed officers spied on his family.
A Labour government would impose stiff penalties on anyone who abused or discriminated against members of the armed forces, the party's leader Ed Miliband has said.
Rubbish remains strewn on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, as cleaners continue a week-long strike despite a union-agreed deal to increase pay.
Visitors to Birling Gap in East Sussex are warned to stay away from the cliff edge after a series of chalk falls during the week.
Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon.
A new effort is now under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life. Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.
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Clashes have broken out again on the streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta announces that he and his cabinet will take pay cuts to help reduce the government's ballooning wage bill.
Turkey's former army chief Ilker Basbug is released from prison in Istanbul after a local court overturns his conviction for plotting a coup.
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US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
Many British aid projects in Afghanistan are too ambitious and may fail to survive the withdrawal of international forces, according to an independent report for the government.
The annual South by Southwest festival has kicked off in Austin, Texas. The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor soaks up the atmosphere.
Rio Carnival officially ended on Wednesday but piles of rubbish left on the city's streets are still waiting be collected.
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Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
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.
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.
A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt and Booker winner Eleanor Catton are among the novelists longlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
A woman was found sleeping in the bedroom of the house the singer rents in Atlanta.
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.
A German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
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