Fulham scored twice in the dying minutes to beat Arsenal 2-1 and deny them a return to the top four in the Premier League in a dramatic match at Craven Cottage on Monday.
A young man dressed as "Father Frost" - the Russian equivalent of Father Christmas - was stabbed to death in Tajikistan on Monday in an attack police believe was motivated by religious hatred, two police sources said.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has warned Australia not to get too carried away with their victory in the first test and backed his team to battle back in the second in Sydney this week.
Australia have decided to stick with the team that beat India by 122 runs in Melbourne last week for the second test in the four-match series, captain Michael Clarke said today.
Argentine motorcycle rider Jorge Martinez Boero was killed when he crashed early in the first stage of the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Sunday.
Sunderland has stunned Manchester City with a stoppage-time winner to beat the Premier League leaders 1-0 as Roberto Mancini's side let the slip-ups of their main title rivals go unpunished.
An Arab League advisory body has called for the immediate withdrawal of Arab monitors from Syria, where eight more people were reported killed on Sunday, saying their mission was allowing Damascus to cover up unabated violence and abuses.
North Korea's first official communication with the outside world following the death of leader Kim Jong-il and the transition of power to his son was a sombre warning to South Korea and its allies that it would not change policies.
A Dutch court has sentenced a 19-year-old Ajax Amsterdam fan who invaded the pitch and attacked AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Esteban to four months' jail.
Turkish warplanes killed 35 civilian smugglers in northern Iraq after mistaking them for Kurdish militants, Ankara's ruling party says, promising not to allow a cover-up of an incident that threatens to wreck relations with minority Kurds.
Diminutive left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took five wickets as Sri Lanka recorded their first test win in South Africa with a 208-run victory at Kingsmead.
At least 17 people died and 80 were injured in an early morning explosion at an industrial district in an eastern suburb of Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, today, police said.
Kumar Sangakkara took full advantage of being dropped in the first over of the day to score his 28th test century as Sri Lanka took firm control of the second test against South Africa.
Gareth Bale's superb double enabled Tottenham Hotspur to narrow the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City and Manchester United to seven points with a 2-0 win at Norwich City.
India openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag survived a nervous three overs to reach six without loss at lunch after Australia were bowled out for 333 on the second day of the first test.
Dimitar Berbatov's hat-trick inspired Manchester United to a 5-0 rout of Wigan Athletic and put them level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City who were held 0-0 at West Bromwich Albion.
A judge has approved a divorce settlement between actor Mel Gibson and his estranged wife Robyn, ending their 31 years of marriage.
Having India shake off their image as home-track bullies is one of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's goals as he bids to lead his team to a breakthrough test series win in Australia.
A suicide bomber killed at least 20 people, including a member of parliament, and wounded 50 in Afghanistan's northern city of Taloqan, in the latest in a series of attacks in a once-peaceful region.
North Korean television has shown power-behind-the-throne Jang Song-thaek in the uniform of a general in a sign of his sway after the death of Kim Jong-il, and Japan's prime minister says the region had entered a new phase following Kim's demise.