Uefa has called for Friday's election of a new president for football's world governing body Fifa to be postponed after nine of its officials were accused of breeding decades of "rampant, systemic and deep-rooted" corruption.
David Cameron has set out a packed agenda for the next 12 months in the first Conservative-only Queen's Speech for almost 20 years, with Bills to pave the way for an EU referendum, devolve powers to the nations and regions of the UK, and ban rises in income tax, VAT or National Insurance.
A wasp that paralyses its prey before eating it alive and the 10,000th reptile ever recorded are among new species found in South East Asia’s Greater Mekong region.
Passengers on a Chinese domestic flight were shocked when the cabin was turned into a giant sauna by clouds of fog which emerged from the air conditioning system.
The State Opening of Parliament and the Queen's Speech form the most colourful event of the Parliamentary year and are steeped in tradition dating back centuries.
A Chinese beekeeper has broken the work record for the heaviest ‘coat of bees’ by inviting more than a million insects to swarm over his bare body.
Hundreds of curious sea lions couldn’t resist a closer look at Joost van Uffelen’s underwater camera when he and his team swam with the colony in Mexico.
When Gunners supporter Charlie Pearce failed to get Cup Final tickets through all the usual channels, he went to the very top – and even heard back from Her Majesty.
Wayne Foulkes waited all day for his prized 16lb catch only for his moment of glory to be stolen by a ghostly apparition.
A man who stole £100 worth of items from a Tesco supermarket was caught red-handed when security staff identified him by the name on the back of his football jersey.
People on board a yacht in New Zealand enjoyed a spectacular show of nature when a pod of orcas swam alongside their boat and played up to the crowd.
Malaya veteran Ivor Smith, 82, had worked at the DIY store for 12 years before he was marched out of the building and ordered not to speak to workmates.
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