South Korean officials say a rescue operation at the capsized ferry may take two months, as divers battle strong currents to reach the missing.
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
The search area for the missing Malaysian plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says the transport minister.
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.
The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.
Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
The search resumes for three missing local guides after an avalanche kills 13 Sherpas on the slopes of Mount Everest.
A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
Two people killed and a third severely wounded after the car they were travelling in exploded in a village near Manama.
The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
Japan says it will catch fewer whales in the Pacific this year after a court banned its whaling off Antarctica.
Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.