Malaysia Airlines says flight MH370 carrying 239 people bound for Beijing "has lost contact" with air traffic control.
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A banned driver who drove a stolen car at 100mph on icy roads with his pregnant girlfriend and a baby in the back seat has been jailed for 22 months.
An Italian honey-making business has been stung for tens of thousands of euros after two million prize bees were killed in a suspected mafia hit.
A two-year-old girl died after ingesting the synthetic heroin substitute methadone.
Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha has revealed she has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
Prince Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas has been spotted at one of his official engagements, as he urged young people to help others.
Turkey scrambled fighters jets after a Russian surveillance plane flew along Turkey's Black Sea Coast, shortly after a US destroyer sailed through the area.
A contractor has died while working on the £14.8bn Crossrail project in central London.
Police counter-terrorism Commander Richard Walton has been temporarily removed from his post following after a report into the original Stephen Lawrence murder investigation.
A blind man has escaped uninjured after falling on to the tracks at a subway station in Los Angeles just as a train pulled in.
UKIP has helped to "cleanse" the Conservative party of those with extreme views, an MP has said.
A seven-year-old girl is in a critical condition after she was mauled by four Staffordshire Bull Terrier-cross dogs.
Congolese warlord Germain Katanga has been convicted of involvement in war crimes by in the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
A Chinese passenger plane crossed the path of a ballistic missile test fired by North Korea, it has emerged.
A letter bomb intercepted at a postal sorting office in Northern Ireland was addressed to a prison, Sky News sources understand.
The mother of toddler James Bulger has been subjected to vile abuse about her son's murder on Twitter.
Scientists in Australia plan to track tiny pieces of debris in space and blast them with Earth-based lasers to prevent potential collisions.
The court martial of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a captain under his command is getting under way.
A backpacker has survived being trapped by floodwaters in the Australian outback by eating flies.
A businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) in 17 hours of gambling at a Las Vegas casino is trying to get his money back by claiming he was too drunk to play.
An ex-girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius wept as she told the court how the athlete cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.
The owner of Birmingham City football club, Carson Yeung, has been sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering.
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