Flyhalf Morne Steyn had to do the bulk of the scoring with his boot as the Northern Bulls were outscored by five tries to two but still beat the ACT Brumbies 36-34 in their Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld.
George Zimmerman has offered a surprise apology to the family of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager he shot dead in a Florida suburb, and a judge ordered Zimmerman freed on $150,000 bail pending trial on second-degree murder charges.
A Pakistani airliner with 127 people on board crashed in bad weather as it came in to land in Islamabad, scattering wreckage and leaving no sign of survivors.
Former France international Sebastien Chabal will join Lyon Olympique Universitaire next season, the Top 14 rugby club says.
Jack White has earned his own stripes after early reviews of his solo debut album "Blunderbuss" praised the singer for his throwback feel and raw expression.
Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band whose twangy vocals brought a poignancy and earthiness to songs like "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek," has died at the age of 71 from cancer, his manager said.
A man in his 20s has been killed by a 5m great white shark that bit off his leg when he was body-boarding off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute said.
Australia have retained the Frank Worrell Trophy after the second test against West Indies ended in a draw in Trinidad.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned photographs of US soldiers posing with the mangled bodies of Afghan insurgent bombers as "inhuman", calling for a rapid transition from NATO to Afghan security to prevent more such incidents.
UN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan's deputy has told the Security Council that the swift deployment of more observers to Syria was needed despite continued risks and persistent violence, council diplomats told Reuters.
"American Bandstand" host Dick Clark, whose long-running television dance show helped rock 'n' roll win acceptance in mainstream America, has died at age 82, a spokesman said.
Didier Drogba scored late in the first half and Chelsea kept free-scoring Lionel Messi in check to secure a 1-0 win over holders Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final first leg.
Heavy rain was threatening the prospects of a decisive result in the second test between West Indies and Australia at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad.
American troops are seen posing with the maimed bodies of suspected Afghan insurgents in photos published by a US newspaper in an incident that threatened to further fray US relations with Afghanistan's government and prompted the Pentagon chief to issue an apology.
Gunfire erupted close to an advance team of UN observers who had been swarmed by protesters, giving a taste of the challenge facing a mission to monitor a shaky week-old truce that has so far failed to stop Syria's violence.
Norwegian anti-Islamic fanatic Anders Behring Breivik says he should be executed or acquitted after killing 77 people last summer in what he said was a battle to defend Europe against mass immigration.
The space shuttle Discovery has made its final voyage, a piggyback jet ride to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex in Virginia.
Yahoo reported an uptick in revenue that marked its first quarterly sales growth in three years, as new Chief Executive Scott Thompson outlined his plan to revamp the struggling Web company.
The dismembered remains of 14 men were found today stuffed inside a minivan left near the town hall of a Mexican city on the U.S. border that is often a flashpoint for the country's drug war, officials said.
Reading have capped a remarkable run of form by securing promotion back to the Premier League after a 1-0 victory at home to Nottingham Forest guaranteed a top-two finish in the Championship (second division).