One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure.
Wales hold their nerve in Paris to win a tight contest against France and keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
Polling ends and counting is under way in Lesotho, in a snap election aimed at resolving political tensions after an attempted coup last year.
Luis Suarez stars with a goal and two assists as Barcelona cut Real Madrid's La Liga lead by beating Granada.
Roger Federer wins his seventh Dubai Championship title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic.
Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.
Italy claim their first Six Nations win of this season's championship by beating Scotland at Murrayfield.
Russia's President Putin vows to bring the killers of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov to justice, as world leaders demand a transparent inquiry.
The jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group urges his followers to end a 30-year armed struggle and seek a democratic peace.
The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.
Glenn Murray scores twice and is sent off as Crystal Palace beat West Ham, who are booed off by their own fans.
A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends, police say.
World number two Maria Sharapova withdraws from the Acapulco International semi-final with a stomach virus.
An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.
Football's lawmakers have postponed plans in the Netherlands to trial video replays in live games.
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
The people of Lesotho are voting in snap elections called two years early in an effort to restore political stability in the mountain kingdom.
First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
India bowl out United Arab Emirates for 102, the lowest total yet at the World Cup, before racing to victory in 18.5 overs.
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."