Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper chief told David Cameron the night before a crucial political speech in 2009 that they were "professionally in this together", an inquiry has revealed, embarrassing the man who now governs Britain.
Harry Redknapp's successful and eventful spell as Tottenham Hotspur manager has ended, the club dismissing the man who took them from the bottom of the Premier League to victories over European giants.
Allen Stanford, the former Texas billionaire convicted of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, has been sentenced to 110 years in prison.
The head of the World Bank has rejected suggestions that the global development institution get involved in resolving the Greek debt crisis, saying the bank's limited resources were best used to help developing countries.
Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi halted her news conference in the Swiss capital Bern after vomiting and excusing herself saying "I'm so sorry".
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned Argentina that London stands "ready and willing" to defend the Falkland Islands, 30 years after Britain recaptured the South Atlantic archipelago whose sovereignty remains a hotly contested issue.
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic struck his third goal of Euro 2012 to earn a 1-1 draw against Italy who let their opponents off the hook after taking the lead in the Group C match.
Thousands of displaced Muslim Rohingyas and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists are in need of food, water and shelter in northwestern Myanmar after fleeing the country's worst sectarian clashes in years.
Lost in the flashiness of the Oklahoma City Thunder's offensive fireworks is soft-spoken forward Nick Collison, a steady hand on a young team playing for the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship.
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has indicted a 20-year-old British citizen on charges related to attacks by the LulzSec hacking group on the Fox and PBS television networks and Sony's film and TV studio.
DNA tests confirm that a severed hand and foot mailed to schools in Vancouver belong to the alleged victim of a suspect arrested this month in Germany for his involvement in a cannibalistic murder and dismemberment.
Smoking the occasional joint does not seem to have any detrimental effects on lung health, a new US study suggests.
Tighthead prop Mike Ross has recovered from a hamstring injury and been brought back into Ireland's starting lineup for the second test against New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday.
Henry Hill, the mobster turned government informant portrayed in the book "Wiseguy" and later in the classic movie "Goodfellas," has died after a long illness.
Music magazine NME has apologised to Morrissey for a 2007 article which the former Smiths frontman complained suggested he was a racist.
The Justice Department says it will not retry former U.S. Senator John Edwards on five campaign finance charges that stemmed from his failed 2008 White House bid.
Tiger Woods has not won a major title in four years but the former world number one has been installed as the overwhelming favourite for this week's US Open at the Olympic Club by several leading odds-makers.
The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has brought formal doping charges against US cyclist Lance Armstrong and he has been immediately banned from competition in triathlons as a result, the Washington Post reports.
Two goals from Mario Gomez have given Germany a 2-1 victory over Netherlands in their Euro 2012 Group B match, putting them on the brink of the quarter-finals while the Dutch face a potential early exit.