Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former right-hand man to Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi media say.
Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Ben O'Connor scores a fine penalty goal for Great Britain in their 3-2 victory over South Korea at the third-tier World Ice Hockey Championships.
The most senior judge in the UK, Lord Neuberger, calls for judges to show respect to women who cover their faces in court for religious reasons.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.
The US state has stiffened its rules for welfare recipients who will be longer able to buy dozens of leisure or other items on state aid.
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.
Three journalists are found not guilty of illegally paying public officials by a jury at London's Old Bailey.
Police are carrying out a search operation after a two-vehicle crash on the Old Holywood Road in County Down.
Newport County footballer Chris Zebroski is jailed for four years and four months for robbery and assault.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the UK's jobs record as the last official figures before the election show unemployment continues to fall.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team receive the most social media abuse because they are 'boring'.
Police in Phoenix, Arizona, believe the shooting deaths late on Thursday stemmed from a dispute about a family business.
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Reading and Arsenal.
Government officials have been forced to postpone a debt issue, after a computer failure at the City information firm Bloomberg.
The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with the numbers of deaths expected to rise after 2015, suggests a report.
A memorial service for the victims of last month's Alps plane crash is being held in Cologne Cathedral.