Manchester United have scraped into the last 16 of the Europa League despite being outplayed in a 2-1 home loss to Ajax Amsterdam.
Simultaneous early morning attacks on mostly Shi'ite targets across Iraq have killed at least 60 people and wounded dozens in one of the bloodiest days of violence since US troops pulled out in mid-December.
Two US military helicopters collided during a training exercise along the Arizona-California border, killing seven Marines, the Marine Corps says.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has threatened sanctions on anyone blocking reforms intended to end Somalia's "hopeless, bloody conflict" and counter militant and pirate groups seen as a growing menace to world security.
Mitt Romney, fighting his way back into the driver's seat in the Republican presidential race, assailed rival Rick Santorum on Thursday as a Washington insider in a line of attack that polls show seems to be working.
US President Barack Obama has apologized for the burning of copies of the Koran on a US base in Afghanistan as the White House seeks to quell spiraling furore among Afghans while also staving off Republican criticism at home.
Basel produced another Champions League shock as it ventured into uncharted territory in the competition yesterday, clinching a dramatic 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich.
Top seed Luke Donald crashed out of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship yesterday, losing 5 and 4 to late entry Ernie Els, while Tiger Woods scraped through into the second round.
Actress Jennifer Aniston has been honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the first of the "Friends" actors to receive the emblem of celebrity that she described as "surreal".
Holders Porto have crashed out of the Europa League after a 4-0 thumping at Manchester City completed a 6-1 aggregate win for the English Premier League leaders.
Singer Adele had the tabloid press up in arms and TV executives running for cover over a middle finger gesture after her moment in the sun at British pop's biggest awards was cut short for programming reasons.
R&B singer Chris Brown has earned a measure of musical redemption and forgiveness from ex-girlfriend Rihanna by collaborating on new music together, three years after Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting the pop star.
A devastating prison fire that killed 360 inmates in a Honduran penitentiary was likely caused by a candle or cigarette that set a mattress alight, a Honduran prosecutor said.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said today he would have to undergo another operation after doctors in Cuba found a lesion in his pelvis where surgeons removed a large cancerous tumor last year.
Euro zone finance ministers agreed a 130-billion-euro rescue for Greece today to avert an imminent chaotic default after forcing Athens to commit to unpopular cuts and private bondholders to take bigger losses.
Eurozone finance ministers have approved a second bailout for debt-laden Greece that will resolve Athens' immediate repayment needs but seems unlikely to revive the nation's shattered economy.
British boxer David Haye is wanted for questioning by German police over his brawl with fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora following a WBC title clash in Munich on Saturday, a police spokesman said.
Struggling to survive after two weeks of withering bombardment by Syrian forces, people in the Baba Amro district of Homs are packed four or five families to a house, relying on collected rain water and watching their wounded friends and relatives die for lack of medicines, residents say.
Iran has ordered a halt to its oil sales to Britain and France in a move seen as retaliation against tightening EU sanctions, as a team of UN inspectors flew to Teheran to press the Islamic Republic over its disputed nuclear programme.
England began their new era under caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster by beating Scotland 13-6, their first success in four attempts at Murrayfield, to get the defence of their Six Nations title off to victorious start.