Striking workers at the world's No. 3 platinum producer Lonmin , where 44 people have been killed in a week of violence, face possible dismissal if they do not return to work tomorrow (NZT), a company spokeswoman said.
It was deja vu for Manchester City and their breathless fans as they began the defence of their Premier League title the way they finished off last season by battling back to win 3-2 with time ticking down.
The Philippine interior minister and two others went missing after a light plane carrying them crashed at sea off a central island, an army spokesman said.
A French swimmer who lacks legs and arms has successfully swum the frigid waters separating Alaska and Russia with the aid of paddle-like prosthetics, expedition representatives say.
Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon 32 years ago, will have his seventh parole hearing this week, New York state's Department of Corrections says.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, the top two players in the world, set up a showdown for the Cincinnati Masters title after cruising to semifinal victories.
Suspected al Qaeda-linked militants have killed at least 18 Yemeni soldiers and security guards in a car bombing and grenade attack on the intelligence service headquarters in Aden, the Defence Ministry and witnesses said.
Most of the threatening mobile phone text messages and website images that spread panic among migrants from cities in the south and west of India last week originated in Pakistan, India's interior ministry says.
New Zealand and Australia are both targeting big improvements after an error-strewn opening to the Rugby Championship.
New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, having dared to replace sacked fan hero Kenny Dalglish, could barely have imagined a worse opening day to the Premier League season after a 3-0 loss at West Bromwich Albion.
India batsman VVS Laxman has announced his retirement from international cricket, saying it was "time to move on" despite his selection for the two-test series against New Zealand.
Jonny Bairstow fell five runs short of a maiden test century before South Africa took their lead in the match to 139 at the end of day three of the third and final test against England at Lord's.
Zane Kirchner, Marcell Coetzee and Bryan Habana grabbed tries as South Africa brushed Argentina aside 27-6 at Newlands on Saturday in their opening match in the inaugural Rugby Championship.
The Lions have been relegated from Super Rugby by the South African Rugby Union general council after the Johannesburg-based team finished last in this year's competition.
Australia coach Robbie Deans refused to take the bait after being accused of lacking confidence in his World Cup side for tomorrow's opening clash of the Rugby Championship in Sydney.
European nations and the United States, as well as some celebrities, have voiced sharp criticism of Russia over jail sentences handed to three members of the punk band Pussy Riot who protested against President Vladimir Putin in a church.
A Chinese court is due to deliver its verdict, and likely sentence, on Monday in a case against Gu Kailai over the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, in the latest chapter in a scandal that toppled her once-powerful politician husband, Bo Xilai.
Police scouring a Toronto-area river and nearby park for body parts have discovered two severed hands, adding to the grisly finds in an investigation that brings to mind another case of dismemberment in Canada this year.
Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie was "desperate" to join Manchester United and wanted the challenge of "coming to the biggest club in the world", manager Alex Ferguson said.
Kevin Pietersen's replacement Jonny Bairstow spearheaded an England fightback against South Africa on day two of the third and final test, keeping alive their hopes of the win they need to square the series.