Ukraine's president has threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings ignored an ultimatum to leave.
The UK has enforced the inspection of 15 schools in Birmingham after an anonymous letter alleging a plot to force leaderhip change at four schools.
Oleksander Turchinov says Ukraine authorities will launch an "anti-terrorist" operation with the army against pro-Russian separatists.
Ukrainian forces have launched an "anti-terrorist" operation to end the grip of separatists on the eastern town of Slaviansk.
Fact-checking news organisations have sprung up on every continent, gaining attention in places ranging from Egypt to South Africa, Chile and France.
The United States is polarised over whether newspapers that exposed the extent of the NSA's spying network should be lauded or condemned.
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front, blamed the EU for declaring a new Cold War on Russia that would hurt all concerned.
Nicaragua has been hit by a 6.6 magnitude strong earthquake, the second in as many days.
Venezuela's leader Nicolás Maduro says he'd join the protests he is trying to suppress, were they not right-wing ploys.
The nation teeters between disaster and prosperity as 120-million young first-time voters head to the polls.
An ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus's wife is not a forgery, according to Columbia, Harvard and MIT scientific analysis.
A intrepid hawk has been taken on by the Vatican to protect the pope's doves after two were killed in front of horrified crowds by a crow and seagull.
Arab foreign ministers say Israel is "wholly responsible for the dangerous stalemate" in US-brokered peace talks scheduled to end on April 29.
Officials have accused militants of a deadly train blast. The explosion comes after security forces said they had killed 30 separatist militants.
An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft "black boxes", says the chief of the MH370 search.
Chinese and Australian search authorities are trying to verify if a series of pings they received could be from the lost Malaysia Airlines plane.
Exceeding turnout predictions, thousands of Afghans took to the polls to cast their votes for a new president despite Taliban threats.
Despite cold weather and the Taliban rejecting Afghanistan's election as a foreign plot, voters turned out in large numbers to choose a new president.
Voting has begun in Afghanistan's presidential election, marking the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.