Anybody who's smoked marijuana knows about "the munchies," that desire to eat everything within reach. But a study from France has found that, surprisingly, pot smokers are actually less likely than non-smokers to pack on weight.
Leandro Damiao, seen as possibly Brazil's next regular centre forward, continued his prolific season with a hat-trick which gave Internacional a 3-0 win at Palmeiras in the Brazilian championship.
Right-wing retired general Otto Perez took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election, promising a crackdown on rampant crime in the Central American nation.
Rugby sensation Sonny Bill Williams will do whatever it takes to help the All Blacks secure a second World Cup crown - even if it has to be from the sidelines.
In a world of booming smartphones and tablets, social game providers will take the spotlight at the Tokyo Game Show this week, while champion Nintendo, criticised for being too centred on hardware, struggles to win back fans.
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan meets Egypt's new military rulers during a visit to Cairo that is likely to be scrutinised by Israel whose once cosy ties with both Muslim states have been shaken.
Pakistan's cash-strapped government, still struggling to help victims of last year's floods, could face another major test as monsoon rains sweep across Sindh province in the south.
US scientists have developed a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes feline AIDS, a finding that may help prevent the disease in cats and advance AIDS research in people.
A 2010 Israeli raid on a Turkish boat carrying aid for Gaza in which nine Turkish activists were killed was a "cause for war," Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said, according to a transcript from an interview given to Al Jazeera broadcast last week.
The wait was almost over for Samoa today after they announced the team for their World Cup opener against Namibia in Rotorua.
Destructive flanker Mamuka Gorgodze will seek to emulate Romania's forwards when his Georgia team take on Scotland on Wednesday hoping to spring a massive World Cup upset.
Serena Williams has been fined $2000 for verbally abusing the chair umpire during her loss to Sam Stosur in yesterday's US Open final, the tournament referee Brian Earley said.
Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January, will give her first television interview since the shooting to ABC journalist Diane Sawyer in November, ABC News said.
The father of British singer Amy Winehouse said he believed his daughter died of a seizure brought on by ending years of binge drinking.
British comedian David Walliams has crossed the finish line after a marathon swim down the river Thames, fighting illness and strong currents to raise more than a million pounds for charity.
A worker has been killed in an explosion at a French nuclear waste site, but officials said there was no radioactive leak and the authorities quickly declared the emergency over.
England batsman Jonathan Trott was named International Cricket Council (ICC) cricketer of the year on Monday for his achievements during 2011 when he compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12 in 12 tests.
Aurelien Rougerie and Francois Trinh-Duc were two of the few survivors from France's stuttering opening victory over Japan as coach Marc Lievremont made wholesale changes for Sunday's rugby World Cup Pool A clash with Canada.
Argentina have called winger Lucas Borges into their World Cup squad to replace injured centre Gonzalo Tiesi, the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) have said.