US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
A Malaysian court overturns the acquittal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges, upholding a government appeal.
Manchester United boss David Moyes writes to season-ticket holders thanking them for their support in a "difficult" season.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
Oscar Pistorius is back in court for the fifth day of his trial for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
A woman was found sleeping in the bedroom of the house the singer rents in Atlanta.
Maria Sharapova says "it would be more exciting" if men's Grand Slam matches were played over only three sets.
Network Rail offers a "full and unreserved apology" to families bereaved by level crossing accidents, as MPs criticise its handling of deaths in the past.
One of the greatest masterpieces of British art goes on display at National Museum Cardiff for six months.
Russia will welcome the sporting world back to Sochi on Friday when the opening ceremony takes place for the Winter Paralympics.
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.
The Turkana region in northern Kenya is facing one of the worst droughts in living memory with more than 1m people in need of food aid.
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.
Encouraged by the soaring price of gold, hundreds of thousands of poorer people in Peru have been trying to strike gold in the country's makeshift mines, operating outside the law.
The father of Stephen Lawrence expresses his fears that the truth will not emerge from a public inquiry into undercover policing.
Venezuela expels Panama's ambassador and three others as President Nicolas Maduro accuses the country of meddling amid ongoing opposition rallies.
China's debt has mounted, with a lot of money owed to unregulated "shadow banks.''
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 German tourist who went missing for almost three weeks while walking in Australia's outback survived by eating flies, police say.
People should not send sensitive information over public wi-fi hotspots, as data theft by hackers is rising, Europol warns.