Three Kanye West albums have made it on to the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine's authoritative "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list, placing him among the greats of popular music.
Malaysian police have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of protesters who converged on Kuala Lumpur's centre to demand electoral reforms, raising the risk of a backlash against the government in national elections expected within months.
Armed police have arrested a man at the scene of a siege in central London after reports that a suspect had taken several office workers hostage and threatened to blow himself up.
Winger Henry Speight scored twice to help the ACT Brumbies to a 34-20 victory over the Gauteng Lions in their Super Rugby match at Ellis Park on Friday.
Romania's left-leaning opposition will try to form a new government after torpedoing the centre-right cabinet in a confidence vote, the latest collapse of an austerity-minded ruling coalition in Europe.
Four bombs have exploded in a city in eastern Ukraine, wounding 27 people, including nine children, in what authorities described as an "act of terrorism".
Australia have won the third and final test against West Indies by 75 runs to secure a 2-0 series victory despite a valiant second-innings effort from the home side.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster has put himself on collision course with the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) after describing their World Cup-winning coach Wayne Smith as the stand-out candidate to become England's backs coach.
Police in a small Indiana town hauled a six-year-old from his elementary school and charged him with battery and intimidation after he kicked and threatened a principal.
A federal judge has refused to order President Barack Obama's administration to release photos and video of the U.S. military operation that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan almost a year ago and the al Qaeda leader's burial at sea.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the 10th batsman to reach 10,000 test runs as he headed West Indies' attempt to avoid defeat in the third and final test against Australia.
Actor-director Robert Redford aims to take the spirit of independent American cinema to Britain this week with Sundance London, transporting the film festival held annually in Park City, Utah, across the Atlantic for the first time.
A United Nations-backed court convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time a head of state has been found guilty by an international tribunal since the Nazi trials at Nuremberg.
The United States says it has drafted a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at making legally binding an African Union demand that Sudan and South Sudan stop border clashes, resume talks and resolve their many disputes.
Rupert Murdoch has called his News of the World tabloid an "aberration", accusing journalists of hiding phone-hacking from himself, his son James and his protegee Rebekah Brooks, and said he wished he had shut it down sooner.
Ten people were killed and 18 others wounded when two explosions struck a popular coffee shop in the restive Iraqi province of Diyala, security sources said.
A businessman whose murder sparked political upheaval in China was not a British spy, Foreign Secretary William Hague said, trying to quell speculation that has swirled around the man's mysterious death.
Up to 40,000 Norwegians gathered in Oslo to sing a popular peace song derided by Anders Behring Breivik, the gunman on trial for the murder of 77 people, a protest organisers said showed he had not broken their tolerant society.
In what was almost certainly his final innings in the Caribbean, Ricky Ponting provided a crucial half-century as Australia built a lead of 310 runs by the close of the third day of the final test against West Indies.