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The Maldives Supreme Court sentences the entire election commission to six months in jail, suspended for three years, for "disobeying orders".
The last surviving grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, William Clay Ford Snr, dies at the age of 88.
Voting is under way in a run-off election in El Salvador, where ex-guerrilla commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren could become president.
The World Food Programme says it has a serious funding shortfall for its work in Syria.
Holders Wigan will face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals, with League One Sheffield United to play Hull City.
A suspected suicide bomber in Iraq kills at least 32 people at a security checkpoint in the mainly Shia city of Hilla, south of Baghdad.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins her first senior medal on a good day for Britain at the World Indoor Championships.
Danny Care and Luther Burrell score first-half tries as England secure a first Triple Crown in 11 years with a 29-18 win over Wales.
Vietnamese planes spot possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet - nearly two days after it disappeared with 239 people on board.
A pilot and jumper escaped with minor injuries after a plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Florida.
Second-half goals from Ryan Flynn and John Brayford take League One side Sheffield United to the FA Cup semi-finals.
Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared south of Vietnam with 239 people on board may have turned back.
The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
Gerard Mortier, who spearheaded an operatic production of Brokeback Mountain at Madrid's Teatro Royal, dies aged 70.
Pro-Ukrainian activists are beaten up by pro-Russian groups at a rally in Crimea amid high tension ahead of next Sunday's secession referendum.
Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
The chief cameraman on Oscar-winning film Gravity wins an award for his work at a ceremony which also honours late camera operator Sarah Jones.
One of Afghanistan's two vice-presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes, a government spokesman says.
Great Britain's wheelchair curlers beat Sweden 6-4 for their opening win in the Winter Paralympics round-robin phase.
Tiger Woods fires a 66 and is three off the third-round lead held by Patrick Reed at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.