Brazilian prosecutors confirm a preliminary investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged influence peddling.
A pensioner who caused the death of a church minister from Lewis after he drove over him is banned from driving for four years.
Armed groups in the CAR agree to free all the children working for them and end the recruitment of child soldiers, the UN says.
Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat sank south of Sicily, the Save the Children aid group says.
Former England striker Jimmy Greaves faces a "long and slow road to recovery" after a severe stroke, says his wife.
Derby's Steve McClaren turns down the chance to become Newcastle United boss for the final three matches of the season.
Keighley Cougars' Danny Jones, who collapsed during a game on Sunday and later died, complained of "shaky legs" in the warm-up.
Activity in the UK construction industry fell to its lowest level in nearly two years in April, a closely watched survey shows.
The view from China on the Met ball extravaganza
Stuart Bingham has said holding aloft the world championship trophy means more to him than the £300,000 prize money.
Greek ministers launch a concerted effort to persuade European officials to release more bailout money as the government runs out of cash.
Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the US and Canada box office with $191.3m (£126.5m) in its opening weekend, but fails to beat the debut of 2012's Avengers film.
Gusts of up to 60mph could hit south Wales and parts of southern England as strong south-westerly winds sweep across the country.
Global police forces are working together to try to prevent the supply of so-called "diet pills" which can be deadly.
Ed Miliband makes a plea for people to come out and vote on 7 May - saying only Labour can 'rescue the NHS'.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacks the head of royal protocol after he was filmed slapping a photojournalist covering the arrival of Morocco's king in Riyadh.
With polls suggesting a hung Parliament is likely, BBC political editor Nick Robinson looks at the arguments around what makes a government legitimate.
Liam Adams, brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, loses an appeal against his conviction and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter
The BBC's Ross Hawkins went to St Pauls primary school in Didsbury to explain what could happen if there is another hung parliament.
Renters face the greatest risk from identity thieves owing to their domestic set-up and lifestyle, research suggests.