7 March 2014
Last updated at 10:15 ET
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave was named best picture at the Academy Awards. McQueen, a former Turner Prize winner, made Oscar history as the first black director to win best picture.
Police detain a protester during a demonstration in Algiers against Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika's decision to run for a fourth term. Mr Bouteflika has not publicly addressed the country for nearly three years and suffered a stroke last year. Critics say he is still too ill to govern.
Manchester City's Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring a goal against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley. Sunderland led at half-time but two goals from City saw them lift the trophy.
Revellers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Russian soldiers guarding Crimea's Belbek airbase fired warning shots into the air as Ukrainian soldiers approached them on Tuesday. After a stand-off in which the two commanders shouted at each other and Russian soldiers levelled rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the Ukrainians, the incident was defused and the Ukrainians eventually dispersed.
The trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius who is accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp began this week. State prosecutors allege the killing was premeditated, but he claims he mistook her for an intruder.
A total of 10 Gentoo penguins are set to take up residence an aquarium in Hull. The £750,000 new exhibit will give visitors views of the penguins across three floors, both underwater and on land, and features a swimming pool, diving pool, beach area and nesting area.
A Derbyshire town's annual Shrovetide event, which sees hundreds taking part in an unruly football-like game, has ended with a win for the Up'ards. The game, which takes place in Ashbourne, dates back hundreds of years although records only begin in 1890.
Some motorists in eastern Arkansas were stranded overnight due to lingering icy conditions from a weekend winter storm. Here lorries are seen at a truck stop in West Memphis.
The chairman of financial services group Sahara India, Pariwar Subrata Roy, his face smeared with ink thrown by a lawyer, walks into the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India. The court ordered he be detained and asked his firm to come up with a plan to repay its investors. He was arrested after he failed to appear before the judges in connection with a fraud case.
Residents of Jalandhar in India attempt to rescue a horse that had fallen into a hole in the town. Reports said the horse was freed after a two-hour operation.
EU leaders gathered for an emergency summit to decide how strongly they should respond to Russia's troop deployment in Ukraine's Crimea region. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron promised "far-reaching consequences" if there was no further diplomatic progress over Crimea.