|Ban: N Korea crisis 'gone too far'||visit|
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says the North Korea crisis has "gone too far" and urges urgent talks over plans to restart Pyongyang's main nuclear complex.
|UN passes global arms trade treaty||visit|
The UN General Assembly adopts a historic treaty to control the trade in conventional arms, voting it through by a huge majority.
|Google faces European privacy probe||visit|
|Cyprus Finance Minister Sarris quits||visit|
Cypriot Finance Minister Michalis Sarris resigns after completing talks on a controversial bailout deal.
|Outrage at Saudi paralysis sentence||visit|
Amnesty denounces as "outrageous" the reported sentencing of paralysis for a Saudi man as punishment for paralysing another man.
|Imam probed over Burma school blaze||visit|
Burmese police investigate the head of a mosque for possible negligence after 13 children died in a fire at Muslim school in the city of Rangoon.
|Airline defends weight-based fares||visit|
The boss of Samoa Air says the airline's decision to charge passengers based on their weight is "the fairest way of travelling".
|Senate Republican backs gay marriage||visit|
Mark Kirk becomes the second Republican senator to back gay marriage, as polls show a rapid rise in public support on the issue.
|Michael Jackson jury selection||visit|
Jury selection has begun in the US in a case where Michael Jackson's mother is hoping to sue the late singer's promoters for neglect.
|Key roads 'reopened' in Somalia||visit|
The main road linking Somalia's capital to the strategic city of Baidoa is totally recaptured from Islamist militants, African Union says.
|Pakistani youth 'favour Sharia law'||visit|
Pakistani youth believe that Sharia law is the best political system, a British Council survey suggests.
|France and Germany snub UK EU review||visit|
France and Germany decide not to contribute to a British government review of the impact of EU powers on the UK.
|Egypt protest over food poisoning||visit|
Students at Cairo's al-Azhar university plan a second day of protests after almost 500 of them were taken to hospital due to food poisoning.
|Osborne: Welfare criticism 'rubbish'||visit|
Chancellor George Osborne defends benefits and tax changes and calls criticism "headline-seeking nonsense".
|Arkansas to probe Exxon Mobile spill||visit|
The US state of Arkansas launches an investigation into an Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, spilling oil into a housing community last week.
|Artist guilty of indecency charges||visit|
Cornwall artist Graham Ovenden is found guilty of indecency offences committed against young girls up to 40 years ago.
|VIDEO: Well-wishers' colourful messages to Mandela||visit|
As Nelson Mandela's treatment for a lung infection continues, well-wishers are leaving messages of support hand-painted onto stones outside his Johannesburg home.
|US 'meddling' over satirist blasted||visit|
Egypt's ruling Freedom and Justice Party criticises US "interference" over the case of the popular Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef.
|Eurozone unemployment rate hits 12%||visit|
The rate of unemployment in the eurozone hit 12% in the month of February, a record high, official figures show.
|US priest dealt methamphetamine||visit|
A Catholic priest dubbed Monsignor Meth admits selling drugs in the US state of Connecticut, and buying a sex shop to launder the money.
|Canada faces science muzzling probe||visit|
Canada's Information Commissioner has launched an investigation into allegations that the federal government is "muzzling" its scientists.
|US educators 'cheated for bonuses'||visit|
Thirty-five former school officials indicted in a major test cheating scandal have until Tuesday to surrender in the US state of Georgia.
|Venezuela election campaign starts||visit|
As the official election campaign to replace Hugo Chavez gets under way in Venezuela, government candidate Nicolas Maduro visits the late president's hometown.
|Third arrest over Brazil bus rape||visit|
Police in Brazil arrest a third man accused of robbing and raping a foreign tourist on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro and beating up her boyfriend.
|Tribute to SA troops killed in CAR||visit|
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma pays tribute at a memorial service to 13 soldiers killed in the recent rebellion in the Central African Republic (CAR).
|French TV doctor kills himself||visit|
A French doctor who worked on adventure reality TV show Koh Lanta kills himself in Cambodia a week after one of the contestants died.
|Palestinian prisoners protest death||visit|
Israeli prison guards use tear gas to stop protests by Palestinian prisoners after a Palestinian inmate died of cancer.
|Hospital to resume child heart ops||visit|
Children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary is to resume after operations were suspended over concerns about the number of deaths there.
|Court rules against digital reseller||visit|
A site which allowed users to sell on their unwanted digital music was in breach of copyright, a US judge rules.
|VIDEO: N Korea 'to restart nuclear reactor'||visit|
North Korea says it will restart its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, closed since 2007, amid high tension on the peninsula.
|VIDEO: Drunk man clings to electric cables||visit|
Firefighters in China have rescued a drunk man who climbed a utility pole and crawled along electricity cables, according to state TV.
|Islamic headscarf debate rekindled in France||visit|
Court ruling tests power of French secularism
|Motown piano returns to Detroit||visit|
A grand piano used in the Motown Records studios is restored and put on display at a museum dedicated to the legendary record label.
|Obama proposes brain mapping project||visit|
US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new initiative to map the human brain.
|Six held for NY mayoral race 'bribe'||visit|
Two New York state lawmakers are among six officials who have been arrested over an alleged plot to rig the city's mayoral race, prosecutors say.
|Report finds over-emphasis on foetus||visit|
The draft report on the death of Savita Halappanavar has found an overemphasis by medical staff on the welfare of the foetus, which was unviable, a solicitor for her widower Praveen has said.
|Parents guilty of kids' fire deaths||visit|
Mick and Mairead Philpott, the parents of six children who died after a house fire in Derby, are convicted of their manslaughter, along with their friend, Paul Mosley.
|New Xstrata-Glencore merger delay||visit|
Xstrata and Glencore once again push back the date for when they expect to complete their merger, after Chinese concerns.
|Di Canio declines fascism questions||visit|
Paolo Di Canio declines to answer questions relating to fascism in his first news conference as Sunderland manager.
|Kidney sacked as Ireland coach||visit|
Declan Kidney's five-year reign as Ireland boss comes to an end after a dismal 2013 Six Nations campaign.
|VIDEO: Boys die in Burmese school blaze||visit|
A fire at a Muslim school in the Burmese city of Rangoon has killed at least 13 people including children, officials say.
|VIDEO: Syrian refugees: Lebanon struggles||visit|
Lebanon is struggling to cope with the estimated 400,000 Syrian refugees that have crossed
|VIDEO: Platforms 'like palaces' on Moscow Metro||visit|
The Moscow Metro is used by millions of Russian commuters every day - but is often described as an underground art museum. Steve Rosenberg looks around.
|VIDEO: Chinese government's video game tool||visit|
A new video game created by the Chinese government has become the latest big thing in China
|VIDEO: Man, 80, aims to be oldest Everest climber||visit|
An 80-year-old Japanese climber who has had heart surgery four times is to attempt to climb Mount Everest.
|MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba||visit|
How involved was MI6 in the death of Congo's first prime minister?
|What happened to Japan's electronic giants?||visit|
What went wrong with Japan's electronic companies?
|Mislabelled fish slip into Europe's menus||visit|
Tests reveal deception in fish marketing
|Prizes for indoor-facing tech||visit|
Indoor technology gets attention
|Norwegian airline prepares for global expansion||visit|
The world is barely enough for Norwegian airline