• Boston bombing lawyer: 'It was him'
Defence lawyers in the trial of one of the men accused of bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013 admit he carried out the attack but say he was coerced.
• Blast 'hits Aleppo intelligence HQ'
Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.
• US envoy to South Korea attacked
US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is injured when a man slashes him with a razor in the capital Seoul.
• Bishop offers Bali Nine prisoner swap
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop offers prisoner swap in last-ditch attempt to save two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia.
• UK bomb plot suspect found guilty
A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been found guilty of plotting bomb attacks in several countries.
• India vows rapist interview inquiry
India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.
• Leader of Mexico's Zetas cartel held
Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.
• Dozens feared dead in Ukraine mine
At least 30 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.
• 'Wholesale change' urged in Ferguson
US Attorney General Eric Holder calls on police and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, to take immediate action after finding widespread racial bias.
• Iraq in bid to encircle IS in Tikrit
Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.
• WW2 'Japan battleship wreck found'
US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.
• 'First human' discovered in Ethiopia
Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years.
• VIDEO: The 'Alcatraz of Indonesia'.
The BBC looks at the prison, which has been called 'the Alcatraz of Indonesia' - where two Australians, expected to face execution this week, have been transferred.
• VIDEO: The greatest threat to China's elephants
The greatest threat to China's wild elephants is no longer poaching but habitat destruction.
• VIDEO: Ford's white van with built-in bike
The BBC's Dave Lee talks to Ford's chief design engineer Tom Thompson about the company's electric bike project.
• VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
• VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism
Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.
• VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school'
As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form.
• VIDEO: Rio at 450: The city in photographs
As Rio celebrates its 450th anniversary, a photographic exhibition offers an insight into the early days of the city's development.
• VIDEO: Boston bombing trial begins
The trial of the man Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of planting bombs at the finishing line of the Boston marathon, begins in the Massachusetts state capital.
• The lessons from Russia's latest killing
The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall.
• Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race?
Hillary Clinton relied exclusively on a personal email account during her time as secretary of state. Is this the kind of "unforced error" that could puncture her air of inevitability?
• Can regional force defeat Boko Haram?
Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group.
• VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?
• VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.
• Can Iraq's army dislodge Islamic State?
As the Iraqi army tries to dislodge Islamic State militants from Tikrit, Michael Knights looks at whether government troops and volunteer brigades are able take the bigger prize of Mosul.
• Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch
Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.
• Prince condemns illegal ivory trade
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
• India surprises with second rate cut
The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.
• Oligarch given North Sea deadline
Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
• China and US clash over backdoors
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.
• Ford launches e-bikes at mobile show
Ford has been showing off two e-bikes at Mobile World Congress as manufacturers start to look beyond the car.
• Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy
Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV.
• Australia announces Eurovision singer
Former Australian Idol winner and X Factor judge Guy Sebastian will be Australia's first ever entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest.
• Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.
• Autism appears 'largely genetic'
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.
• Adults get flu 'every five years'
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.
• Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
• Villarreal 1-3 Barcelona (2-6 agg)
Barcelona will meet Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final after sealing a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal.
• Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester United
Ashley Young capitalises on a late error by Tim Krul to give Manchester United victory over Newcastle United.
• Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back
In 2012 an Indian student was raped on a bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists while making a film about the case.
• The spy who came in from al-Qaeda
Aimen Dean describes his years working in Afghanistan and London as one of the West's most valuable assets in the fight against militant Islam.
• Moles dig for history in Denmark
Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site.
• Erdogan fined for statue insult
Turkey's president is fined for making disparaging remarks about a statue in 2011.
• Lesotho opposition forms government
Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.
• Indian AAP sidelines founder members
Indian anti-corruption party AAP sidelines two of its founder members, amid feuding following its Delhi election win last month.
• Putin urges end to political murders
Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
• Argentine president case challenged
An Argentine prosecutor appeals against last week's decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
• Kerry to meet Gulf leaders in Riyadh
US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Gulf leaders in Riyadh to address their concerns over a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
• US high court divided over Obamacare
The US Supreme Court appears sharply divided over a healthcare law challenge that could threaten health insurance for eight million Americans.
• Cameron: I'll only do one TV debate
David Cameron says he will take part in only one TV debate ahead of the general election featuring seven party leaders, amid a growing row over the issue.
• Fraud office probes Bank auctions
The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the bank says.
• Stepbrother charged with Becky murder
Nathan Matthews, the stepbrother of missing Bristol 16-year-old Becky Watts, is charged with her murder.
• Lovers convicted of killing girl
A woman and her sadistic lover who created a cyber fantasy world are convicted of killing her young daughter, who suffered 50 injuries.
• Your pictures: Adventure
Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure
• In pictures: Dealing with addiction
David Stewart's pictures of people coping with addiction
• Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for
Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva Motor Show
• Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy: Life in pictures
Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died
• Day in pictures: 3 March 2015
Images from around the world: 3 March
• Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015
News photos from around the world
• Halfway in 24-year photo project
Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
• Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures
Highlights from this year's ceremony in London
• Striking gold with a hoard of lost property
The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg
• Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov
A murder in an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance
• In pictures: Nepal plane crash
Turkish Airlines jet crash lands at Nepal airport
• The man protecting China's elephants
The man protecting the home of China's wild elephants
• Day in pictures: 4 March 2015
A selection of striking news photos from around the world
• VIDEO: The man who changed parenting
The man who changed parenting forever
• Durban eyes Olympic prize after Commonwealth
Durban eyes Olympics after Commonwealth gold
• In pictures: Cape Town wildfires
Wildfires rage around Cape Town
• When an ordinary car is not enough
When an ordinary car just isn't good enough
• VIDEO: 'Migrant worker' hip-hop in Saudi Arabia
Video challenges how South Asian migrants are seen in Gulf
• China's Tube crush
How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing