The annual congress of World football governing body Fifa is due to open despite sponsor concerns over the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges.
The Shanghai Composite share index in China plunges more than 6%, the biggest fall since January.
Al-Qaeda has ordered its affiliate in Syria not to use the country to launch attacks on the West, the leader of al-Nusra Front says.
The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.
Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she would be disappointed not to win a World Championships medal in Beijing this year.
The daughter of Fifa president Sepp Blatter says her father will survive the Fifa scandal.
Blues artist BB King has been honoured with a street procession in Memphis a fortnight after his death at the age of 89.
Amir Khan is not distracted from Friday's bout with Chris Algieri in New York by a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather.
The UK's Methodist Church is to make a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse involving ministers, staff and members.
Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long-running legal battle.
A French barman is convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence for allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death.
Fifa faces growing pressure to postpone its presidential election and Uefa says Friday's meeting risks becoming "a farce".
UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.
Real Madrid to target Raheem Sterling, Man City lead Pogba chase, Ancelotti keen to manage Liverpool, plus more.
The north-eastern state of Tripura in India withdraws AFSPA, a controversial anti-insurgent law, after 18 years.
Young women travelling to Syria to join Islamic State often end up "domestically isolated in severe conditions", new research claims.
The Palestinian Football Association is asking Fifa to suspend Israel from world football, just as it once suspended apartheid South Africa and Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia.
Macau's biggest casinos plan to invest $25bn in hotels and casinos over the next two years, despite a plunge in gambling revenues.
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed in the first quarter of the year to its lowest annual pace since 2011.
The UN warns that more people are at risk of hunger in South Sudan than at any time since it became independent four years ago.