French sailing star Florence Arthaud fell off her boat during a pee break but rescuers whisked her from Mediterranean waters yesterday after she called her mother by mobile phone.
More than 3 million households in the US northeast lacked power as a rare October snowstorm bedevilled transportation and killed at least five people.
Lionel Messi answered critics who suggested he needed a rest with a 17-minute hat-trick as Barcelona swept aside Real Mallorca 5-0 in La Liga on Saturday.
A suicide car bomber has killed 13 troops and civilian employees of the NATO-led force in Kabul, including Americans and a Canadian, in the deadliest single ground attack against the coalition in 10 years of war in Afghanistan.
Robin van Persie's red hot form stepped up a gear as his hat-trick fired Arsenal to a 5-3 win at Chelsea in a remarkable see-saw match, while Manchester City stayed top of the Premier League by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1.
Australia's Qantas Airways has grounded its entire fleet over a bitter labour dispute, prompting the government to ask a tribunal to stop the conflict out of concern it is putting both the airline and the economy at risk.
An office worker too poor to own a television set has won an unprecedented $1 million in the Indian version of TV game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire".
One stuntman was killed and another one seriously injured in an explosion the set of action film "The Expendables 2" in Bulgaria, the movie's production company said today.
Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow today when the fire department confiscated six generators and about a dozen cans of fuel.
Centuries of British royal discrimination came to an end today after Commonwealth leaders agreed to drop rules that give sons precedence as heir to the throne and bar anyone in line for the crown from marrying a Roman Catholic.
When author Justin Torres was writing We the Animals, he had no idea he was writing his first novel nor, as could be expected, that he would become the publishing industry's latest sensation.
Michael Jackson was getting large regular shots of a painkiller, along with Botox treatments, in the months before his death, a Los Angeles court has heard.
Cold, wind, rain and fear of a police raid have put New York's Occupy Wall Street protesters on edge, sparking conflicts at the 6-week-old camp over even the most mundane points of park life.
The world's governments and relief agencies need to plan now to resettle millions of people expected to be displaced by climate change, an international panel of experts said today.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has appointed a member of the scandal-tainted Communist Party as the country's new sports minister, a day after the previous minister quit over corruption allegations.
US President Barack Obama said today that European Union leaders have laid "a critical foundation" to solve the eurozone debt crisis with their deal announced last night.
Sheltering thousands of families left homeless by a deadly earthquake became Turkey's priority as chances dwindled of finding more survivors four days after disaster struck the mainly Kurdish southeast province of Van.
Residents are fleeing Thailand's capital, Bangkok, after authorities warned the city would soon be flooded and called a special five-day holiday to let people escape.
Alfredo Astiz, Argentina's infamous "Blonde Angel of Death," and 11 other death squad members from the 1970s were jailed for life today in one of the country's biggest human rights cases.
An animal rights group has sued SeaWorld, accusing the aquatic theme park chain of violating the rights of captive killer whales under the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which abolished slavery.