France has warned Russia that there would be "consequences" if Moscow did not allow rescuers total access to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash.
South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering.
Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and staff since seizing a gas field in Homs, a monitoring group said.
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai has held talks with some parents of the girls abducted in Nigeria and leaders of a group campaigning for their release.
Michel Djotodia, former president of the Central African Republic, has taken over leadership of the Muslim Séléka militia group again.
Aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers gave the SA cricket team their first ODI series win over Sri Lanka on the island.
The last founding member of US punk band The Ramones, drummer Tommy Ramone, has died at the age of 62.
The Nigeria Football Federation has been suspended from Fifa with immediate effect after the government appointed a sole administrator to the body.
Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 20 people on the third day of a military operation, including four women and four children.
An Israeli operation against Gaza militants has killed 28 people and wounded more than 150 in the deadliest day of violence since 2012.