Thousands of Russian troops march through Moscow's Red Square to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany - but many western leaders boycott the event over the Ukraine crisis.
Long suspected but short on the vital evidence, Amnesty International has now accused pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine of war crimes: namely the execution of captured Ukrainian soldiers. Amnesty
At least 54 crew members die and 15 more are missing after their fishing trawler Dalniy Vostok sank in the sea of Okhotsk off the far north east coast of Russia. Rescuers save 63 of those on board.
The mood music coming out of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne may be positive, but there are more variations to be played through before a harmonious finale can be achieved.
Britain has flown 35 military advisers to Ukraine to help fight pro-Russian separatists - with America set to follow suit. But what can the British army offer that Ukraine doesn't have already?
US military tanks arrive in Poland to take part in a Nato military exercises as tensions continue to simmer in eastern Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appears in public for the first time in 11 days at a meeting with the president of Kyrgyzstan in St Petersburg.
From beauty contests to angry protests, events are held around the world to mark International Women's Day.