A man in his 20s has been killed by a 5m great white shark that bit off his leg when he was body-boarding off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute said.
Australia have retained the Frank Worrell Trophy after the second test against West Indies ended in a draw in Trinidad.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned photographs of US soldiers posing with the mangled bodies of Afghan insurgent bombers as "inhuman", calling for a rapid transition from NATO to Afghan security to prevent more such incidents.
UN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan's deputy has told the Security Council that the swift deployment of more observers to Syria was needed despite continued risks and persistent violence, council diplomats told Reuters.
"American Bandstand" host Dick Clark, whose long-running television dance show helped rock 'n' roll win acceptance in mainstream America, has died at age 82, a spokesman said.
Didier Drogba scored late in the first half and Chelsea kept free-scoring Lionel Messi in check to secure a 1-0 win over holders Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final first leg.
Heavy rain was threatening the prospects of a decisive result in the second test between West Indies and Australia at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad.
American troops are seen posing with the maimed bodies of suspected Afghan insurgents in photos published by a US newspaper in an incident that threatened to further fray US relations with Afghanistan's government and prompted the Pentagon chief to issue an apology.
Gunfire erupted close to an advance team of UN observers who had been swarmed by protesters, giving a taste of the challenge facing a mission to monitor a shaky week-old truce that has so far failed to stop Syria's violence.
Norwegian anti-Islamic fanatic Anders Behring Breivik says he should be executed or acquitted after killing 77 people last summer in what he said was a battle to defend Europe against mass immigration.
The space shuttle Discovery has made its final voyage, a piggyback jet ride to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex in Virginia.
Yahoo reported an uptick in revenue that marked its first quarterly sales growth in three years, as new Chief Executive Scott Thompson outlined his plan to revamp the struggling Web company.
The dismembered remains of 14 men were found today stuffed inside a minivan left near the town hall of a Mexican city on the U.S. border that is often a flashpoint for the country's drug war, officials said.
Reading have capped a remarkable run of form by securing promotion back to the Premier League after a 1-0 victory at home to Nottingham Forest guaranteed a top-two finish in the Championship (second division).
Striker Mario Gomez pounced from close range in the final minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
The Norwegian anti-Islamic gunman who massacred 77 people said in court his shooting spree and bomb attack were "sophisticated and spectacular" and that he would do the same thing again.
The International Monetary Fund appeared to be inching toward a deal on boosting its financial firepower with Japan, Sweden and Denmark committing a total of $77 billion to help contain the euro zone debt crisis.
The UN nuclear watchdog says it is now unlikely to visit North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was no longer bound by an agreement with the United States for a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests.
The US Treasury has relaxed sanctions on Myanmar to permit financial transactions to support certain humanitarian and development projects in the country as it moves ahead with democratic reforms after decades of military rule.