A Frenchman has taken to court over a photo published online by Google's Street View application showing him urinating in his front yard which he believes has made him the laughing stock of his village in rural northwest France.
Weary passengers complained of unbearable heat and appalling hygiene for three days in the Indian Ocean aboard cruise ship Costa Allegra after a fire knocked out the vessel's main power supply.
An Iraqi student has shot dead his American teacher and then killed himself in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, after what local authorities described as a personal quarrel.
Russia and China have joined other UN Security Council members in expressing disappointment at Damascus' failure to allow UN humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos to visit Syria and urged that she be allowed in immediately, France said.
Ireland has opted for consistency by naming an unchanged team for their rearranged Six Nations championship match against France in Paris.
Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 1960s made-for-television pop band The Monkees, has died after suffering a heart attack in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66.
James Murdoch has resigned as executive chairman of News International, raising new doubts he can succeed his father Rupert as CEO of parent company News Corp in the wake of a phone hacking scandal at the unit he oversaw.
North Korea has agreed to stop nuclear tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches, and to allow checks by nuclear inspectors, in an apparent policy shift that paves the way for resuming long-stalled disarmament talks.
South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira is being treated in hospital for a "not so serious" heart condition.
British heavyweight Dereck Chisora has been banned indefinitely by the World Boxing Council (WBC) for "one of the worst behaviours ever by a professional boxer".
Partial remains from some victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks ended up in a landfill, according to a Pentagon report that revealed other blunders at the US military's main mortuary.
Another student has died from wounds sustained in Monday's shooting rampage at an Ohio high school, authorities say, as the shaken suburban Cleveland town prepared for a vigil for the teenage victims of the attack.
A planned referendum in Ireland and a German court ruling has cast new uncertainty over efforts to overcome the euro zone's debt crisis, just when a flood of central bank money appeared to be calming financial markets.
Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 133 as India chased down a mammoth 321-run target in under 37 overs against Sri Lanka in Hobart to stay alive in the one-day international Tri-series.
A massive email cache that a corporate clean-up team has assembled as part of its effort to cooperate with British police contains message traffic generated by journalists at all four British newspapers once published by Rupert Murdoch, sources familiar with the unit's work said.
Scotland wing Rory Lamont underwent surgery today after suffering a leg fracture in the Six Nations defeat by France at Murrayfield.
Bailiffs began evicting British anti-capitalism activists from a protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral in London in the early hours of this morning.
Provincial authorities in Argentina have prohibited two British-linked cruise ships from docking in Tierra del Fuego, upping the ante in Argentina's spat with Britain over the Falkland Islands.
A student opened fire with a handgun in the cafeteria of a high school near Cleveland, killing one boy and injuring four other students before he was chased from the building by a teacher and caught, police said.
A liner owned by the same company as the Costa Concordia, on which at least 25 people died when it ran aground off Italy last month, is adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire in the engine room left it without power, the company said.