With a range spanning the cardigan-clad sweetheart in the hit musical "Grease" and the leotarded gym instructor in the raunchy single "Physical", no one could accuse Olivia Newton-John of playing it safe in 40 years of singing country, pop and rock.
The confession of a top dancer to plotting an attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre's ballet company may not be the final twist in a scandal that has shocked Russia.
Cardinals have held final discussions on the troubled state of the Roman Catholic Church, the day before they seclude themselves from the world to elect a new pontiff, with no clear frontrunner in view.
A Canadian porn actor accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student then posting a video online of him eating part of the body has appeared in court as his lawyers sought to close pre-trial proceedings to the press and public.
Fifty-one people have died since Saturday after drinking homemade alcohol, most of them in the Libyan capital Tripoli, with more than 300 others suffering from alcohol poisoning, the health ministry says.
Disgraced energy minister Chris Huhne has been jailed for eight months for lying to police about a speeding offence in 2003, in the final chapter of a bizarre tale of adultery and revenge that has gripped the British public.
Tiger Woods won his second tournament of the year in convincing fashion with a two-stroke win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, closing with a one-under-par 71 in the final round.
Holders Chelsea inflicted more pain on Manchester United when they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in a fluctuating FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford.
It's the green-hued fuel that has fired flights of poetic fancy since the 1800s, but now the European Union is examining whether to change how absinthe is defined.
In his first major political move since taking office, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans has attacked Britain's government over welfare, saying further cuts to welfare benefits would drive thousands of children into poverty.
Residents of the Falkland Islands have started voting in a sovereignty referendum that seeks to counter Argentina's increasingly assertive claim over the British-ruled territory.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush appeared on five morning talk shows on Sunday to plug his new book on immigration, but says his heightened visibility does not mean he is re-entering politics or planning a White House run - not yet, anyway.
Liverpool ended Tottenham Hotspur's 12-match unbeaten Premier League run when a late Steven Gerrard penalty gave them a 3-2 win at Anfield after the visitors led 2-1 with little more than 20 minutes to play.
A disjointed and error-strewn England needed a brilliant goalkicking display by Toby Flood to beat Italy 18-11 at Twickenham and set up a Six Nations championship decider against Wales in Cardiff next Saturday.
Manchester City's Argentina striker Carlos Tevez scored a hat-trick two days after he was arrested as they cruised past Barnsley 5-0 to join history makers Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Flyhalf Patrick Lambie kicked 21 points as the Sharks defeated the Southern Kings 21-12 in an all-South African Super Rugby tussle.
Uhuru Kenyatta, indicted for crimes against humanity, was declared winner of Kenya's presidential election on Saturday, but rival Raila Odinga said he would challenge the outcome in court and asked supporters to avoid violence.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital on Saturday for a "routine test", his second period of hospital treatment in less than three months, the government said.
France have come from behind to draw 13-13 with Ireland in their Six Nations championship match after Louis Picamoles' late try ended Philippe Saint-Andre's misfiring side's run of three straight tournament defeats.
Harry Redknapp punched the air in delight for the second week running after bottom club Queens Park Rangers beat Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday to gain fresh hope of securing an extraordinary Premier League escape act.