Martin Fourcade takes biathlon 12.5km pursuit gold, as Ole Einar Bjoerndalen fails to break the Winter Olympics medals record.
Romania's President Traian Basescu is fined by an anti-discrimination agency for saying Roma avoid work and make a living by stealing.
A newlywed in the US state of Utah dies when her parachute fails to open in a mountain jump at Zion National Park.
Gabriel Axel, whose 1987 film Babette's Feast became the first Danish title to win the Oscar for best foreign language film, dies at the age of 95.
Russian business tycoon Oleg Deripaska explains that he co-funded the Sochi Olympics after spending childhood summers at the resort - but he expects his investment to "pay back".
At least 21 insurgents are killed in central Iraq after a car bomb was detonated accidentally, officials say.
Thai police detain a senior protest leader in the capital, Bangkok, in the first such arrest since anti-government rallies erupted in November.
The new Lotus car completes its first test to give engine supplier Renault a boost after a poor start to pre-season.
A French diplomat is formally charged with raping his three-year-old daughter, at a pre-trial hearing in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
David Cameron urges unity after reports of a clash between Eric Pickles and Owen Paterson over the UK's response to the flooding crisis.
The inaugural shortlist of the latest literary award on the block, the Folio Prize, has been unveiled - with a strong showing by American authors.
Ex-England rugby coach Clive Woodward criticises the cricket team's selection process after Kevin Pietersen's sacking.
Fulham defender Dan Burn says Manchester United's persistent crossing reminded him of playing in the Conference.
Police get tough on "uncivilised" nudists on the Chinese tropical island of Hainan.
British luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover sees quarterly profits more than double to £842m, up from £404m in the same period last year.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are named most generous US philanthropists after a donation of more than $970m.
Prices and profits of British Gas have been questioned by the energy minister, who suggested it - or other firms - might have to be broken up.
At least 50 people are reported to have died after overnight floods and landslides hit the Burundi capital, Bujumbura.
Italy reacts angrily to an Indian decision to try two Italian marines, accused of killing two fishermen, under an anti-piracy law.
A group of Japanese women went on "sex strike" against men who voted Yoichi Masuzoe for Tokyo governor.