Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has backed Gareth Bale and denied that coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing the sack.
David Cameron will not attend Russia's World War Two commemorations in May if he remains as prime minister, due to the country's actions in Ukraine.
A volcanic eruption in Tonga in January leads to the creation of a new island in the Pacific, some 500m across and 250m high.
Police are searching for a suspected fraudster after a shop in Northern Ireland accepted a toy 100 euro note.
A man has been arrested for allegedly helping three British schoolgirls cross into Syria, Turkey's foreign minister says.
John Terry defends his Chelsea team-mates after PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic called them "babies" in Champions League.
Two police officers have been shot in the US city of Ferguson, where tensions have been running high since the killing of an unarmed black teenager in 2014.
At least 50 government soldiers and rebels have died in a battle for control of a strategic mountain village in north-west Syria, activists say.
Home Secretary Theresa May appears to rule out extending the scope of a child sexual abuse inquiry to cover Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The Duchess of Cambridge is making one of her final public appearances before she gives birth to her second child.
A 26-year-old woman is accused of assaulting young children at a private school in Aberdeen.
More than 200 traditional healers and witchdoctors are arrested in Tanzania in a crackdown on the murder of albinos for their body parts.
A man who supplied "Superman" ecstasy pills linked to two deaths over Christmas in Ipswich is jailed for more than five years.
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to Syrian refugees in Lebanon about their struggle to survive, as reports to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict say civilians have been failed by the UN.
The bond between a horse and its jockey is a relationship like no other, says BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce.
Anti-police slogan adapted to back shot Ferguson officers
Belgium withdraws a design for a €2 coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, heading off a potential spat with its French neighbour, reports say.
A cement warehouse partially collapses in Bangladesh, with at least five people killed and dozens more missing, according to police.
Angry students say their university has broken its own complaints handling rules in its response to a row over an "unfair" economics exam.
In his first BBC Sport column of the season, Lewis Hamilton talks about contract rumour "rubbish", surprises and fan videos.