Runners have carried the Olympic torch unimpeded through crowd-lined streets in Australia's capital.
Transformers actress Megan Fox is the sexiest woman in the world - at least according to FHM magazine.
Jonny Wilkinson will have shoulder surgery at the end of the season and has been ruled out of England's tour of New Zealand in June.
Diego Maradona threw a wild punch and some insults at a crush of local television reporters who crowded him as he left a courthouse following an arbitration hearing with his former manager today.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won the most delegates in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary, but Senator Barack Obama limited her gains.
Yoko Ono is suing the producers of a movie that challenges the concept of Darwinian evolution, saying they used the song Imagine without her permission and led the blogosphere to accuse her of "selling out."
Detroit police say they found the partially mummified body of a woman in her 80s on the kitchen floor of a house where her mentally troubled sister was living.
John Arne Riise scored an injury-time own-goal to give Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.
The Olympic flame arrived under tight security in Thailand yesterday for the latest leg of its round-the-world relay and was quickly taken to a luxury hotel to await an official welcome by the country's crown princess.
A court hearing to decide the fate of the 416 children swept up in a raid on a West Texas polygamist sect descended into farce, with hundreds of lawyers in two packed buildings shouting objections and the judge struggling to maintain order.
The world is less safe because Indonesia is withholding samples of the bird flu virus from the international community, the top US health official said Wednesday, adding that he is hopeful the issue can be resolved soon.
Former French sex kitten Brigitte Bardot has gone on trial for insulting Muslims, the fifth time she has faced the charge of "inciting racial hatred" over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers.
Justice Minister Annette King has revealed she was present at a Labour Party congress workshop where delegates discussed using government department brochures as campaign material.
Jackie Chan says the Olympic games represent "unity, love and peace" and should not be used as a platform for people to express their opinions.
If the millions watching from their living room couches weren't paying close attention Sunday, they might have thought this was quite a Masters golf championship.
Author JK Rowling is eager to tell a judge this week that one of her biggest fans is living in fantasy land if he believes a Harry Potter encyclopedia he plans to publish does not violate her copyrights.
Mischa Barton has pleaded no contest to drunken driving for a December arrest in West Hollywood.
Fifty-four migrant workers from Myanmar suffocated in the back of a seafood truck in southern Thailand while being smuggled to the popular resort island of Phuket, police said.