A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still had not located the jetliner several hours later.
One positive report on the US economy was not enough to make Wall Street investors more confident.
The governor of Massachusetts signed a bill yesterday updating the state's voyeurism laws.
The owner of League Championship football side Birmingham City has been jailed for six years for money laundering.
Ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is "still in the wake up phase" and his medical situation is unchanged more than two months after his skiing accident, his agent says.
American media mogul Ted Turner has been admitted to hospital in Argentina's capital for treatment for an undisclosed.
British women have named Margaret Thatcher as most inspirational female trailblazer in a poll for International Women’s Day.
Watch a breathtaking compilation of thunderstorms, Northern Lights and the Milky Way shot from the US.
Firefighters believe a bird sparked a fire in South London when it took a smouldering cigarette back to its nest.
We're still a couple weeks away from the official end of winter, but signs of spring abound thanks to the recent wave of high pressure. Here are some images to lift sodden spirits.
Bekily the ring-tail lemur is giving Ellen DeGeneres a run for her money after snapping his own selfie at London Zoo.
Youngsters have been improving their literacy skills by telling stories to furry friends at an animal shelter.
Twitter users poke fun at Prime Minister after he posted a photo of himself allegedly on the phone to Barack Obama.
A powerful new ad by Save the Children places a British girl in the shoes of a Syrian child.
The latest views and opinions from the BT.com news team.
Step back in time and explore the major events that have happened on this day in history.