Prime Minister David Cameron has urged embattled FIFA chief Sepp Blatter to step down - saying "the sooner that happens the better".
FIFA president Sepp Blatter goes into today's election as favourite despite the corruption scandal engulfing the organisation he has headed for nearly two decades.
The mother of two children who died in Corfu says an ex Thomas Cook boss made a charity donation to "salve her conscience".
A teenager has been arrested over the murders of a Saudi student and a man who was stabbed 102 times in Colchester last year.
Angela Merkel has indicated support for David Cameron's requests for EU reform - even suggesting treaty change could be on the cards.
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He is the last man standing, the only person who can stop Sepp Blatter becoming FIFA president for a fifth time.
Roy Hodgson has said he will resign as England manager if the fans turn against him after next year’s European Championships.
The Uruguay players' union wants FIFA to rescind Luis Suarez's international ban after claiming him to be a victim of the alleged corruption within the body.
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is up for sale, according to reports.
TV actor Dustin Diamond pulled a knife in a barroom brawl after his girlfriend was punched in the face by another woman, a court has heard.
Marion "Suge" Knight's lawyer has argued that a murder case against him should be dismissed because a key witness refused to identify him in court.
Bob Saget has become the latest star to confirm he will join Netflix's relaunch of the hit series Full House.
Top Gear has been cleared of deliberately looking for trouble in Argentina with a number plate that some viewers believed was trying to provoke.
LA Fitness has been snapped up by Pure Gym in an acquisition worth between £70m and £80m, according to Sky sources.
Sponsors of the FIFA World Cup have released statements expressing their serious concern at allegations of "rampant, systemic and deep-rooted corruption" at the heart of the organisation.
The former head of Lehman Brothers has insisted it was "not a bankrupt company" at the time of its collapse in 2008.
Scientists have finally solved a mystery that has baffled them for a century - why does Swiss cheese have holes?
Seaside resort Newquay says it is thriving after banning mankinis, the thong-type swimwear made popular by Sasha Baron Cohen's comedy character Borat.
A suspected drug dealer found himself swarmed by a SWAT team after leading police on a snail's-pace car chase through parts of Texas.
A village in the West Country will lower a church flag to half-mast when residents gather to hold a funeral for a duck.
A Chinese beekeeper has set a new Guinness World Record by covering himself with 109.05kg (17st 2oz) of crawling bees.
At least 10 people have been killed after car bombs exploded at two luxury hotels popular with Westerners in Baghdad, police say.
A volcano has erupted on the remote island of Kuchinoerabujima in southern Japan.
The boss of EA Sports has criticised the "misogynistic vitriol" that followed the firm's announcement that women would feature in their upcoming FIFA 16 game.