Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
Russia announces new military exercises on its border with Ukraine, after Kiev orders troops to move against separatists in the east.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
A Syrian government airstrike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
Oklahoma's high court rules two on death row have no right to learn the source of the lethal injection drugs, clearing the way for their execution.
Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.
Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, is named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at a house in south-west London.
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.