Masked men armed with metal bars attack and injure two newspaper executives on the street in Hong Kong, sparking fresh concern about press freedom.
The former royal editor of the News of the World tells the Old Bailey editor Andy Coulson promised to give him his job back if he "kept silent" about phone hacking.
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are seeking an intruder who sexually assaulted five girls in Portugal between 2004 and 2006.
Pro-Moscow activists take over Ukraine's key Crimean naval base in Sevastopol, a day after Crimea signed a treaty to become part of Russia.
Sri Lankan authorities release two prominent human rights activists who were detained on Sunday under anti-terrorism laws.
A key police ballistics expert tells the Oscar Pistorius trial the South African athlete was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he fired his gun.
Japanese carmaker Toyota agrees a $1.2bn settlement with US regulators after a four-year inquiry into its reporting of safety issues.
A rail line between Toronto and Ottawa is suspended after First Nations members protesting a lack of action on murders of women block the tracks.
French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, who caused huge losses at bank Societe Generale, loses his appeal against jail but his fine is to be reviewed.
There are chaotic scenes in Malaysia as Chinese relatives of missing flight MH370 passengers are forcibly prevented from speaking to journalists.
Two Egyptian army officers and five jihadist militants have been killed in a gunfight that erupted during a raid north of Cairo, officials say.
Several hundred armed pro-Russian protesters have stormed the Ukrainian navy base in the Crimean port of Sevastopol a day after Russia moved to annex Crimea.
A key police ballistics experts says Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetics legs when he opened fire on his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
South Africa's top corruption fighter has said President Jacob Zuma has "benefited unduly" from using state money to improve his rural residence.
A letter from Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll, in which he complains about the downside of fame, sells for £11,825 at auction.
Ferrari's poor display in the Australian GP was unacceptable, according to technical director James Allison.
British number one Andy Murray and his coach Ivan Lendl agree to end their two-year partnership.
A new £1 coin, modelled on the old threepenny bit, is to be introduced in 2017 to combat counterfeiting.
Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and other leading opposition members are to go on trial next month on corruption charges.