Manchester United's Jonny Evans denies spitting at Papiss Cisse during his side's 1-0 win at Newcastle.
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants has forced about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.
The European Central Bank has raised its growth forecast for 2015 to 1.5%, up from 1% previously, while keeping interest rates unchanged at 0.05%.
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack leaves 18 dead.
A prison in India is to allow prisoners to watch the Cricket World Cup after they successfully argued it was a "fundamental right".
Striking images from around the world over the past 24 hours
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.
A robber who boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket is caught red-handed by police.
Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.
A chemistry teacher who admitted Syria-related terror offences is jailed for six years.
An "exceptional" tomb from the 5th Century BC likely to be that of a Celtic prince is unearthed on the outskirts of Lavau in France's Champagne region.
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
Bolivia's former drug car Gen Oscar Nina is arrested on suspicion of having links to drug trafficking, Bolivian officials announce.
A woman who was beaten to death in Nigeria on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was in fact mentally ill and not involved in terrorism, according to police and her family.
India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.