9 March 2012
Last updated at 17:48
Britain's Prince Harry took part in a "race" with Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt during his visit to Jamaica. Harry sprinted down the track after a false start at the University of the West Indies stadium in Kingston while a laughing Bolt jogged after him.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said there are too many foreigners in France and the system for integrating them is "working more and more badly". In a TV debate, Mr Sarkozy defended his plan to almost halve the number of new arrivals if re-elected next month.
Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League fixture as Barcelona beat Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 to cruise into the last eight of the competition.
Almost 9,000 people were ordered to leave their homes in the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales as floods continued in south-east Australia. Days of heavy rain have led to swollen rivers, flooded farms and forced authorities to close bridges and roads.
US Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has won in six of 10 states holding primary and caucus contests on Super Tuesday. But many judged that Mr Romney's win was not decisive enough to end the race for the nomination.
Vladimir Putin addressed loyal supporters gathered at his open air election night victory party. Moved to tears, he roared in triumph at the crowd and described the election as a battle for survival against a dangerous foe who had now been vanquished.
US authorities in several Midwestern states searched for survivors after a string of powerful storms and tornadoes left at least 39 people dead. The states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Alabama were all hit by the intense winds which flattened homes, lifted rooftops and downed powerlines.
UN aid chief Valerie Amos has said the Syrian government has agreed to a "limited assessment" of the humanitarian situation in the country. She had asked for full access to the worst-hit areas, but the government had asked for more time.
Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, is being celebrated across India. The festival comes at the end of the winter season and marks the beginning of spring.
Women across the world have been marking International Women's Day with dancing, demonstrations and song. This woman dressed up as a wrestler for a parade through Guatemala City.