Fifa is facing the collapse of lucrative World Cup sponsorship deals following the darkest day in its history which saw senior officials arrested on suspicion of "rampant" corruption.
A craze for breastfeeding selfies is fuelling an atmosphere which makes mothers who bottlefeed feel "judged at every turn", campaigners have warned.
The RAF’s world-famous aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, appears to have a new member – a seagull who couldn’t resist sneaking into shot during the Llandudno Air Show.
A brazen badger who broke into a house and raided a fridge for a Bakewell tart carried on eating despite being caught red-pawed by the homeowner.
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.
Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine's Crazy People marked the first outing for a surreal troupe who, as The Goons, would influence comedy for decades to come.