Chelsea have become the first Champions League holders to exit at the group stage after a 6-1 rout of Nordsjaelland proved irrelevant with Juventus reaching the last 16 thanks to a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
A veteran BBC TV and radio presenter has been charged with three counts of indecent assault by British police, the latest high-profile figure to be questioned since a sex scandal erupted at Britain's publicly funded broadcaster.
Ireland has announced a new property tax, a move likely to be unpopular with homeowners at a time when many are deep in negative equity and struggling to pay mortgages.
Washington fears a "desperate" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could use chemical weapons as rebels bear down on Damascus, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says, repeating a vow to take swift action if he does.
A New York man has been arrested over the death of a subway passenger who was shoved on to the tracks ahead of an oncoming train at a station near Times Square earlier this week, police say.
Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, whose choice of novel rhythms, classical structures and brilliant sidemen made him a towering figure in modern jazz, has died at the age of 91, his longtime manager and producer Russell Gloyd says.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is headed to the altar again - with the blonde Playmate who ditched him five days before their planned wedding in 2011.
NATO has agreed to send Patriot missiles to Turkey to defend against a possible Syrian missile attack and voiced grave concern about reports that Damascus may be preparing to use chemical weapons.
Even though he hasn't sent a single tweet yet, Pope Benedict has more than half a million Twitter followers in eight languages a day after the Vatican unveiled his handle: @Pontifex.
The London home where British singer Amy Winehouse died has sold for £1.98 million at auction, after it failed to attract serious buyers on the real estate market.
Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said.
Eddie Murphy was once among Hollywood's top box office draws, but he now has the dubious honor of being crowned its most overpaid actor, according to Forbes magazine.
A former Boy Scout who says he was sexually assaulted when he was 10 by his now-imprisoned former troop leader sued the Boy Scouts of America today, citing recently released files the group secretly maintained on suspected molesters in its ranks.
The Netherlands and Belgium are two countries that pride themselves on progressive laws and open societies, but critics say they are stuck in the dark ages when it comes to depictions of Santa Claus and his helpers.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting a baby, destined to be the country's future monarch, although the mother-to-be is in hospital with a type of very acute morning sickness that sometimes indicates twins.
US anti-virus software guru John McAfee says he has left the tropical paradise of Belize, where police want to question him in connection with his neighbour's murder.
Typhoon Bopha, the strongest tropical storm to hit the Philippines this year, slammed into a southern island, destroying homes, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of flights and ferry services, officials said.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska. close to the city of Anchorage, rattling buildings and knocking bric-a-brac from shelves.