Australia reached to 221 for four at the close of play on the
second day of the second test against India after battling
their way back into the contest on the back of debutant
paceman Josh Hazlewood's five for 68.
World leading points scorer Daniel Carter will join French
club Racing Metro on a three-year contract after next year's
rugby World Cup, a move that will almost certainly bring an
end to his storied international career.
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling netted a sharply-taken double in
a 3-1 win over Bournemouth to set up a League Cup semi-final
with Chelsea as Tottenham Hotspur strolled into the last four
with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle United.
Sony Pictures said it has canceled the Dec. 25 theatrical
release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," after
major U.S. theater chains pulled out of showing the film
following threats from hackers.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ordered a sweeping
investigation into a deadly hostage siege after tough new
security laws and the courts failed to stop a convicted felon
from walking into a Sydney cafe with a concealed shotgun.
FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigned in protest
at the way his report into the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding
process was handled by Hans-Joachim Eckert, the ethics judge
of soccer's governing body.
More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed
by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in
Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, a group monitoring the
country's war said.
The United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with
Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major
policy shift after decades of hostile ties with the
communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said.