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  • 5 March 2015

    Singapore has sentenced two German men to three strokes of a rattan cane and nine months in prison after they were found guilty of vandalising a public train carriage, according to court documents.

  • 4 March 2015

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has gone on trial for his life over the Boston Marathon bombing, with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it - but arguing that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother.

  • 4 March 2015

    The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize has demoted its chairman for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his right-wing opponents won a majority on the prestigious panel.

  • 4 March 2015

    Dozens of miners have been trapped underground and are feared dead after a blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk, with rescuers saying the chance of finding many survivors was slim.

  • 4 March 2015

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has said the killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia.