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Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended a breakaway move by pro-Moscow authorities in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, despite warnings by the West it is illegal.
Suspected fragments from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people have been found off Vietnam.
International criminal investigation teams are trying to establish how at least two passengers got on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
A "very sudden and very violent" event is likely to be responsible for the loss of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, according to aviation experts.
Brighton Beach in New York has one of America's largest populations of Russians.
Protesters pushed back riot police as thousands of people armed with cooking pots took to the streets of Caracas to demonstrate against Venezuela's government.
A skydiver and pilot have escaped with minor injuries after a mid-air collision near Tampa, Florida.
In a television studio in a suburb of the South Korean capital, Seoul, an unusual show is being filmed.
The first week of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has delivered plenty of drama and, for millions of South Africans, their first real glimpse of local criminal justice in action.
Hillary Clinton has called achieving equality for women and girls "the great unfinished business of the 21st century" as the world marks International Women's Day.