The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales can take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.
The Ukrainian president says officials could visit Brussels this week to resume talks on the EU association agreement as protests in Kiev continue.
The Supreme Court in Bangladesh stays the execution of an Islamist leader, Abdul Kader Mullah, following a last-minute appeal, his lawyers say.
Director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons accepts the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the body at the Oslo City Hall in Norway.
Health chiefs suspend a specialist liver surgeon linked to the "avoidable deaths" of eight patients he operated on in Cardiff.
A constitutional reform which would allow Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to run for a fourth term is adopted by the National Assembly.
US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to develop a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.
The boss of a French company which distributed defective breast implants around the world has been sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
The handshake between US President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was unplanned, the White House says.
A Texas actress pleads guilty to sending ricing-laced letters in the post to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Chip Wilson, the billionaire founder of yoga clothing brand Lululemon, resigns in the wake of controversial statements over body size.
Five US agencies pass the landmark 'Volcker rule', which is designed to curb banks' riskier trading activities.
Two French soldiers are killed in overnight fighting in the Central African Republic amid an operation to restore order to the troubled country.
Gunmen kill eight Kenyans, including five policemen, after ambushing a police patrol near the border with Somalia, police say.
US federal government offices in Washington DC and schools in many cities are closed as the east coast braces for a snow storm.
Tens of thousands join world leaders at a rainswept memorial for South Africa's Nelson Mandela, with Barack Obama hailing him a "giant of history".
Two Bangladeshi cameramen, who gained access to leather factories near Dhaka to reveal squalid working conditions, have been awarded the Rory Peck award for examining humanitarian or social issues.
Two Spanish journalists have been kidnapped in Syria by a radical Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the newspaper El Mundo says.
Comic Relief will carry out a "full review" after claims millions of pounds were invested in funds with shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms.
A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island confirm.