US prosecutors accuse Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over a 24-year period.
An EU referendum, tax freezes and a boost for "working people" are among the plans unveiled in the first Conservative Queen's Speech in nearly two decades.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
An eight-year-old boy dies and two 10-year-olds are injured in a "tragic accident" involving a falling headstone at a cemetery in Glasgow.
The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.
Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities defuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.
Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce who was convicted of attacking two teenagers in an "unjustified and unprovoked" assault is sentenced.
Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.
The European Commission urges EU states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece in the next two years.
Alistair Carmichael faces a "long road to recovery" after the leaking of a memo about Nicola Sturgeon, according to a Liberal Democrat colleague.
Drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day may be damaging to health, according to the European Food Safety Authority.
Images of the destruction wreaked on Nepal's Kathmandu valley landmarks by Saturday's deadly earthquake.
The proposal outlined in the Queen's Speech to "modernise the law on communications data" will divide opinion - prepare for another long battle
Repercussions of the war in Iraq will be felt not just there but globally for many years to come, says Nick Bryant.
As a number of its officials are arrested in a corruption probe, what does the future hold for Fifa?
How tough will the new voting rules be?
Former X Factor judge Louis Walsh says the show has too much singing in it and it's in need of a big shake-up.
An Arsenal fan from Sussex bags a pair of FA Cup final tickets sent into the stratosphere ahead of Saturday's match.
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is to leave the club after guiding the Premier League side to safety this season.
England hooker Dylan Hartley is given a four-week ban for headbutting and is unavailable for the first game of the World Cup.
Britain's Kyle Edmund is forced out of his French Open second-round tie against Nick Kyrgios with a stomach injury.
Steven Gerrard, Ricky Villa and Robert Di Matteo make the top three - but who scored the best goal in an FA Cup final?
Sevilla become the first side to win the Europa League on four occasions by securing a thrilling win over Dnipro.
The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.
The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.
The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.
MSPs reject the Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill by 82 votes to 36 following a debate at Holyrood.
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.