Vladimir Putin celebrates an election victory that will see him return to the Russian presidency, but a leading watchdog says the poll was not fair.
Premier Wen Jiabao opens China’s last parliamentary session under the current leadership with a speech focused on the economy and military, among other key issues.
The funeral of the comedian Frank Carson is taking place in his home city of Belfast.
A series of powerful tornadoes hit towns in the US states of Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana, killing at least three people, local officials confirm.
Women can radically improve their chances of surviving cervical cancer by going for regular smear tests, a Swedish study suggests.
A civilian and 15 police officers are hurt in a suspected bomb explosion that damaged a police bus in Istanbul, say Turkish officials.
The police officer shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat is found dead at his home in Northumberland.
Protests over the burning of the Koran by US soldiers were “a setback” which can be overcome, Nato’s commander in Afghanistan tells the BBC.