A suicide bomber kills at least 32 people after detonating explosives on a minibus at a checkpoint in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla.
A skydiver was sent flying when a light plane and parachute collided in Florida. neither the pilot nor the skydiver were seriously hurt.
People in Japan hold a candlelight vigil and protest ahead of the three-year anniversary of the 2011 Japanese tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Ukrainian border guards say a plane came under fire while flying near the border with Russian-occupied Crimea.
A team of Chilean and French researchers says they found a series of underwater caves that could hold scientific clues.
Day five of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial is characterised by testimony from his ex-girlfriend who says the Paralympic track star carried a gun with him "all the time".
Two passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane may have been travelling under stolen passports, raising questions of foul play.
South American foreign ministers are to discuss the unrest in Venezuela at a meeting next week. Paul Chapman reports
Russian and Ukranian officials are trying to form a contact group to diffuse the crisis in Crimea, but tensions there remain high as a convoy of hundreds of Russian troops enter a base in the provincial capital. Mana Rabiee reports.
A search is launched after contact lost with Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Paul Chapman reports.
A Malaysia Airlines plane with 239 people on board has goe missing en route to Beijing.
About 200 pro-Russian activists tried to storm the Ukraine Security Service building in the eastern city of Donetsk.
As the EU condemns Russian acts in Crimea, it takes minor steps by suspending talks with Moscow on visas, but warns of more to come if Russia does not back down.
North Korea says its recent rocket launches were part of military exercises.
Ukraine's army is on high alert amid growing tension with Russia. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.