| World leaders call on Assad to go
The leaders of the US, France, Germany, Britain and the EU call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down over his crackdown on protesters.
Israel pounds Gaza after attacks
Israel carries out air strikes over the Gaza Strip, killing militants it said were behind a string of deadly attacks in southern Israel.
Markets plummet as fears return
Stock markets see falls of about 5%, and some bank shares plunge 10%, as the negative mood which has caused recent turmoil takes hold again.
Libya rebels capture key refinery
Libyan rebels have occupied a strategically important oil refinery near Zawiya, the BBC confirms, with no sign of pro-Gaddafi troops.
Fatal stage collapse in Belgium
At least two people are killed in Belgium when a sudden storm hits the Pukkelpop music festival, officials say.
Man Utd to sell off stake in club
Manchester United will sell a significant stake in the club in Singapore to partly pay off its debts, the BBC learns.
Pope in Madrid amid controversy
Pope Benedict XVI is in the Spanish capital, Madrid, for a four-day youth festival, amid complaints about the cost of the event.
Democracy 'castrated' - Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev accuses Vladimir Putin of "castrating" Russia's electoral system and says he should not seek re-election as president.
India activist makes release deal
Indian anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, whose detention sparked mass protests, agrees to leave jail and begin a 15-day hunger strike in Delhi.
Execution on amid death drug row
The US state of Virginia is set to execute a convicted murderer by a lethal injection over strident objections from the drug's manufacturer.
Zara acts over Brazil sweatshop
Fashion chain Zara says it will strengthen its oversight of production after workers were found toiling in Brazil to make clothes for the label.
Violence escalates across Karachi
At least 39 people are killed in two days of political and gang violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, as bloodshed continues following the killing of a former MP.
Wedding day Kate and William become dolls
The biggest wedding of the year gets miniaturised with the launch of Prince William and Princess Catherine wedding dolls.
Depardieu, caught short, removed from flight
French actor Gerard Depardieu is removed from a flight bound for Dublin after urinating in front of passengers.
Live - Europa League
Seven British clubs are in action on a busy night of Europa League play-off action, including Hearts' Anglo-Scottish clash with Tottenham, with places in the group stage up for grabs.