While the political situation in the Central African Republic seems to stabilise after an interim president took over, violence is still rife.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he will testify with "100% transparency and honesty" at any independent enquiry into doping in cycling.
Ariel Castro, who held three young women captive in his Cleveland house for up to 10 years, has agreed to plead guilty to escape a death sentence.
A thoroughly modern Prince William is to become the first senior royal to take paternity leave to spend time with Kate Middleton and his new baby.
Egypt's presidency has rejected an ultimatum issued by the army, saying it would continue with its own plan for national reconciliation.
Zimbabwe's state radio says police arrested three polling campaigners for illegally promoting voter awareness ahead of crucial elections.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and calling for Chechen independence on a Russian social networking site.
Judgment is set to be delivered this week in the Novartis drug patent case in India.
Oscar Pistorius's coach has said he's still in shock following the "heart-breaking events" of Reeva Steenkamp's death, which he calls an accident.
Oscar Pistorius has called off his races due to take place in coming months in the face of charges of murdering Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day.