The World Cup could reach up to a billion TV viewers as hosts Canada kick off the biggest staging of the tournament on Saturday.
Scotrail will not be affected by a scandal that has hit the Dutch company that runs the franchise , the Scottish government has said.
Former British sprinter Allan Wells denies drug allegations and says he won his Olympic gold with "honesty and commitment".
The British sculptor Anish Kapoor comes under fire for artwork in the French palace of Versailles that has been called "dirty" and "gross".
Cash-strapped savers are trying to bend pension transfer rules, financial advisers are warning.
Matt Ritchie's first Scotland goal gives Gordon Strachan's side a workmanlike win over Qatar in their friendly.
The American Haas team effectively rule out signing US female racer Danica Patrick for their debut Formula 1 season next year.
A woman says former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused her brother while Mr Hastert worked as a high school teacher in the 1970s.
At least two people have died and 100 injured in two explosions at a Kurdish opposition rally, two days before Turkey's general election, officials say.
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace and then crashes as Ferrari split the Mercedes in a rain-interrupted second practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Serena Williams will have to overcome a bout of flu if she is to beat Lucie Safarova in Saturday's French Open final.
Oil prices rise, then fall, then rise again after Opec oil ministers keep their current production levels unchanged.
Royalty from across Europe join the Duke of Edinburgh on the Isle of Wight to take part in the Royal Yacht Squadron bicentenary celebrations.
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In South Korea, e-sports stars are adored celebrities. Dave Lee gets up close to learn about the real impact of pro-gaming.
A doctor gets a parking ticket for leaving his car in a disabled bay outside a courtroom - while he was inside admitting misusing his dead mother's disabled badge.
Andy Murray trails in his French Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic when play is suspended with a storm approaching.
A doctor and two nurses are charged with the manslaughter of a woman who died following an abortion at a clinic in west London.
The Merlin Group, which manages Alton Towers, confirms it has temporarily closed three more theme park rides following Tuesday's rollercoaster crash.
Thousands of musicians and singers have been performing across the UK as part of the BBC's first Music Day.