Karim Benzema's goal gives Real Madrid the advantage as holders Bayern Munich lose semi-final first leg in Spain.
RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says.
A new study has found that deer on the border between the Czech Republic and old West Germany still stick to their sides despite the barrier having vanished long ago.
Despite accusations of unprofessionalism, Manchester United did not want to search for David Moyes's successor behind his back.
At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.
Fear, hope, shock or fun - the election posters going up across Europe
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
Would China fight Japan over islands, asks Celia Hatton?
Shakespeare mentions the European Starling once, in Henry IV Part I. That moved a 19th Century Shakespeare enthusiast to introduce the bird into America.
The actress and her art consultant husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second child together on Tuesday.
Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.
Four people, two of them police, are killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by a car bomb outside a police station.
Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he did not "cover anything up" following the arrest of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2006.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.
Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.
Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one.
An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.
South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence.
There is a drive to get us to be more ethical when it comes to buying clothes - and it involves spending less and recycling more.
Arrival reassures worried allies, writes PJ Crowley
Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, taken to New York hospital after sustaining serious head injury in fall
Senior Lib Dem Danny Alexander rules out suggestions his party could support a minority Labour or Tory government after the next election.
Justin Bieber has caused social media upset after posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine on Instagram.
A 35-year-old woman becomes Saudi Arabia's first licensed female pilot.
Members of Lebanon's parliament fail to elect a new president at the first attempt before Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on 25 May.
Rival Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal after a meeting in the Gaza Strip.
An Israeli start-up secures enough funds to put a pocket-sized robot printer into production.
Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.