Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.
Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams in Melbourne.
PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.
Islamic State are threatening to kill two more hostages, unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman held there and sentenced to death after being accused of involvement in hotel bombings in Oman in 2005.
Australian PM Tony Abbott says he will consult more widely before announcing knights and dames, after criticism of his knighthood for Prince Philip.
Yemen's government collapse leaves country perilous future
The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Shares in Electronic Arts jump almost 5% after the video games publisher reports stronger than expected results.
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.
More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.
Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.
Germans see little point in more concessions to Greece
New anti-Semitism in Europe poses legal challenge
A tailor from Calcutta buys his first fridge, which is also the first of his entire village.
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".