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21 May 2013 : A man shot himself dead Tuesday in front of the altar of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral, forcing the evacuation of the French capital's famed tourist spot, police told AFP.
21 May 2013 : Guatemala's Constitutional Court has struck down the 80-year sentence given to former dictator Efrain Rios Montt as well as his conviction for genocide and war crimes.
05 Apr 2013 : At least 27 people were crushed to death on the outskirts of Mumbai after a building collapsed while under construction, with many victims believed to be labourers living at the site, police said.
05 Apr 2013 : Iran and world powers on Friday failed to reach a breakthrough in the Iranian nuclear crisis during talks that saw Tehran being criticised for failing to give a clear response to a proposal aimed at breaking the deadlock.
05 Apr 2013 : Tokyo stocks soared on Friday, hitting record volumes as investors embraced sweeping new Bank of Japan stimulus measures which sent the yen plunging, spelling good news for the key export sector.
05 Apr 2013 : Peter Tomasulo's birdie-birdie finish completed a bogey-free five-under par 67 and vaulted him into a tie for the lead with Matt Bettencourt at the US PGA Tour Texas Open.
05 Apr 2013 : With the Masters just one week away, dethroned world number one Rory McIlroy says mental mistakes are still hampering his efforts to get back on top and reclaim control of his game.
05 Apr 2013 : It was a mixed night for England's trio of contenders in the Europa League on Thursday, with Chelsea winning their quarter-final first leg while Tottenham Hotspur were held to a draw and Newcastle United lost in Portugal.
05 Apr 2013 : Tottenham suffered a potentially serious setback as Gareth Bale was stretchered off with an ankle injury in the final moments of Thursday's 2-2 draw against FC Basel in the Europa League quarter-final first leg.
05 Apr 2013 : Film legend Martin Scorsese and President Barack Obama led tributes to US movie critic Roger Ebert, the first cinema pundit to win a Pulitzer Prize, who died from cancer aged 70.
05 Apr 2013 : Rahul Gandhi, often described as India's prime minister-in-waiting, said in a keynote address designed to raise his profile that the poor must see the benefits of economic growth.
05 Apr 2013 : Barcelona said Thursday they have lodged a written complaint with UEFA over the refereeing of German official Wolfgang Stark, who took charge of Tuesday's Champions League draw with Paris Saint Germain.