Fancy a chocolate bar? Regularly indulging in the snack may actually help men decrease their risk of having a stroke, according to a Swedish study.
British teenager Laura Robson drew the curtain on Kim Clijsters' illustrious singles career by eliminating the former world number one from the US Open as other top guns encountered little resistance.
France must ensure that its policy of dismantling Roma settlements and expelling some Roma migrants does not violate international standards, U.N. human rights investigators say.
Premier League Everton have brushed aside Leyton Orient 5-0 in their League Cup second-round tie at Goodison Park.
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has recalled flanker Francois Louw and named uncapped number eight Duane Vermeulen and flyhalf Johan Goosen in his squad for Rugby Championship matches in Australia and New Zealand.
England captain Andrew Strauss, who oversaw back-to-back Ashes wins over Australia and took the team to the top of the test rankings, has announced his retirement from professional cricket.
Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest transport hubs, has reopened its runways and terminals after a World War 2 bomb found on the site was removed and reports of a hijacking proved unfounded.
Israel's high court has ruled that the largest unauthorised Jewish settler outpost on occupied West Bank territory must be evacuated by next Tuesday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a television interview his government had been aware some officials were trying to defect and allowed them to leave unhindered.
Australia's fast bowlers, led by man of the match Mitchell Starc, narrowly outshone Pakistan's spinners as Michael Clarke's side edged to a four-wicket win in the opening one-day international of their three-match series in Sharjah.
A French court has opened a murder inquiry into the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, prosecutors said, following claims by his wife that he may have been poisoned.
Ruled successively by Hittites, Greeks, Romans and Ottomans, Aleppo's ancient city has survived violent change over thousands of years. But the modern weaponry of Syria's escalating civil war is proving too much.
Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has a vision of the future and it's made in China.
Actress Lindsay Lohan is being sought for questioning by Los Angeles police over a jewellery theft at the home of a friend, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.
PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy will be a conspicuous absentee from the elite end-of-season PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda in October due to a scheduling conflict, organisers said.
American Andy Roddick led a cavalcade of seeded players into the second round of the US Open as upsets were as rare as a cool breeze at sultry Flushing Meadows.
Oscar Pistorius has learnt from his Olympic experience at the London Games and will use it to his advantage at the Paralympics, the South African said.
NASA has released the first high-resolution, colour portrait images taken by the Mars rover Curiosity, detailing a mound of layered rock where scientists plan to focus their search for the chemical ingredients of life on the Red Planet.
Apple is seeking speedy bans on the sale of eight Samsung Electronics phones, moving swiftly to translate its resounding court victory over its rival into a tangible business benefit.
India has pressed social media websites including Facebook and Twitter to remove "inflammatory" content it says helped spread rumours that caused an exodus of migrants from some Indian cities last week.