Three people were killed and as many as eight others are missing after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort, authorities say.
Violence at a prison on the outskirts of Mexico's northern manufacturing city Monterrey has eft at least 44 dead, authorities said.
Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said, in a retaliatory measure against fresh EU sanctions on the Islamic state's lifeblood, oil.
Three of Whitney Houston's best known singles soared back into Britain's top 40 pop chart yesterday following her death in a California hotel room.
This season's FA Cup favourites Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 0-0 draw at third tier Stevenage but Liverpool laid their claim to be the real frontrunners with a 6-1 fifth-round thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion.
Boxer Dereck Chisora was arrested after an ugly brawl with fellow British heavyweight David Haye following a WBC title clash in Munich on the previous night.
A Swedish man was dug out alive after being snowed in to his car on a forest track for two months with no food, police and local media have reported.
Vitali Klitschko has comfortably retained his WBC heavyweight title, scoring a unanimous points decision over British challenger Dereck Chisora in Munich's Olympic hall to ensure his family maintained a global stranglehold on the division.
Arsenal's miserable week got worse when they were knocked out of the FA Cup in a 2-0 fifth round defeat at Sunderland, while beleaguered Chelsea fared only slightly better by scraping a 1-1 draw against second-tier Birmingham City.
The captain of the cruise liner that ran aground off the Italian coast last month has tested negative for drug and alcohol abuse, his lawyers and a consumers' body said, though the consumer group representing passengers said the findings were unreliable.
Syrian security forces fired on a huge protest against President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, soon after a Chinese envoy had appealed for a halt to 11 months of violence, opposition activists said.
Kevin Pietersen hit his first ODI century for more than three years to steer England to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan to help them secure an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.
Rupert Murdoch has vowed to launch a Sunday edition of his scandal-hit Sun tabloid in a bid to win over angry staff mounting one of the biggest challenges to his more than 40 years as a proprietor in Britain.
An illegal immigrant from Morocco has been arrested near the US Capitol after an undercover investigation into an alleged plot to carry out a suicide attack on the national landmark that houses Congress, officials say.
A British student who hacked into Facebook's internal network risking "disastrous" consequences for the website has been jailed for eight months in what prosecutors described as the most serious case of its kind they had seen.
Kumar Sangakkara hit his 10,000th run in one-day internationals to help Sri Lanka hammer Australia by eight wickets in a rain-shortened Tri-series match on Friday.
Armed thieves have looted a museum in Greece's Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, stealing bronze and pottery artefacts weeks after the country's National Gallery was also burgled.
Dutch Prince Johan Friso was in critical condition in hospital after he was buried in an avalanche while skiing off piste in the Austrian Alps on Friday, authorities said.
Angela Merkel's hand-picked choice for the ceremonial post of president has resigned in a scandal over political favours, dealing a blow to the German chancellor in the midst of the euro zone debt crisis.
Manchester United earned comfort in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Europa League with a 2-0 win at Ajax yesterday while its English rival Manchester City fought back against holder Porto to also take control of its round of 32 tie.