Two children were likely killed by a US air strike in Syria in November, the US military says, the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged civilian casualties since it began an air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.
Luis Figo and Michael van Praag have pulled out of the FIFA presidential election race, leaving Jordan's Prince Ali bin al Hussein as the only challenger to incumbent and runaway favourite Sepp Blatter.
British prime minister David Cameron says restricting welfare payments to EU workers is an "absolute requirement" of his efforts to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the bloc as he unveils a new crackdown on immigration.
Having played host to contestants donning anything from bulletproof vests to lady-beards, Eurovision has had its fair share of controversy over its 60-year history. Take a look back at some of the international song contest's most memorable moments.