Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt says he will return to prison for his connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
More than two million of the poorest households in England will pay more council tax from next week, according to an anti-poverty think tank.
South Korea cuts is growth forecast, for the second time in three months, amid a slowdown in its exports.
Armed police are on guard in Cyprus and strict capital controls are in place as banks prepare to reopen after the crisis over an EU/IMF bailout.
Some 300 deaths at a Brazilian hospital are being studied for possible links to a doctor already charged with seven murders.
The North-South Korea border crossing to a joint industrial park is operating normally, despite Pyongyang cutting a military hotline on Wednesday.
BBC journalists and technicians are due to stage a 12-hour strike from 12:00 GMT, in a continuing row over job cuts and allegations of bullying.
The BBC postpones an episode of Panorama and suspends one of its producers over allegations a security consultant was bribed for information.
Doctors' leaders write to NHS bosses to call for a delay in the launch of a new non-emergency telephone advice line after problems during trials.
The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports on the Nepal's fight against drug traffickers amid fears rise that it is becoming an ever more popular transit for smugglers.
An inquest into the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who was found dead at his home in Berkshire last weekend, is due to open later.
Chile's former president Michelle Bachelet says she will run for a second mandate in the November elections, becoming the main opposition candidate.
A Canadian jury says a Toronto man who stole a snowplough and killed a policeman with it is not criminally responsible by way of mental illness.
The police watchdog is to publish its report into allegations of misconduct by former West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison.
Retail sales in Japan fall more than forecast in February, official data shows, underlining the challenge the new government faces to stoke inflation and consumer demand.
A stadium in Brazil that was due to host athletics at the 2016 Olympics has been closed indefinitely because of structural problems with its roof.
Nearly 130 Chicago school teachers and other supporters are reportedly detained as they protest against plans to close 54 city schools.
The humble Thai woman behind Buddhist treatise