The following scenarios apply to the Rugby World Cup before the final round of pool matches.
A Libyan commander leading the attack on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte said on Tuesday he was in talks with elders inside the city about a truce, but the head of another anti-Gaddafi unit rejected negotiations.
Typhoon Nesat crossed the Philippines' main island late on Tuesday, leaving behind at least seven dead after it lashed crop-growing provinces and brought the capital to a near standstill as it flooded roads and villages and cut power supplies.
Two miners trapped underground in a mine operated by UK Coal Plc in northern England have been found and are being brought to the surface, emergency services said.
With a mentality forged on the anvil of high-octane Heineken Cup campaigns Ireland have become supremely equipped to deal with the pressures of knockout rugby at the World Cup, fullback Rob Kearney says.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson gave his team 24 hours to vent their frustrations over Sunday's last-gasp defeat to Argentina before turning their focus to this week's do-or-die rugby World Cup clash against England.
Australian women will be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles, including as special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, after the government said it was dropping all gender restrictions for the military.
An explosion destroyed an Egyptian pipeline in Sinai today that supplies Israel and Jordan with gas, security sources and witnesses said.
France captain Thierry Dusautoir has the utmost respect for his New Zealand counterpart Richie McCaw but still plans to wreck celebrations for the flanker's 100th cap on Saturday.
A brilliant individual try by Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino seven minutes from time gave Argentina a 13-12 victory over Scotland in a tense, bruising World Cup match to leave Pool B wide open going into the final round of matches.
Boeing Co workers have hand-delivered -- literally -- the company's first 787 Dreamliner in the pouring rain to All Nippon Airways, capping nearly a decade of development of the world's most advanced jetliner.
Springboks second row Victor Matfield has recovered from a hamstring injury and will captain South Africa in one of seven changes to the side to play Samoa in their final Pool D match.
Australia No 8 Wycliff Palu was sent home from the Rugby World Cup today because of a hamstring strain but the injury-ravaged Wallabies said they would not name a replacement immediately.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres called paramedics on Monday after feeling pains and tightness in her chest, but jokingly brushed off the incident, saying she had a "baboon heart" and admitting she wasn't sure what caused the discomfort.
US salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc said on Monday it had found the sunken wreckage of a British cargo ship filled with silver in the Atlantic Ocean, where it was torpedoed by the Germans during the Second World War.
Charlie Sheen has settled a lawsuit with the makers and creators of "Two and A Half Men" over the actor's dismissal from the top-rated US television comedy earlier this year, Warner Bros. said.
Fernando Torres's first few months at Chelsea have been "very difficult" but the Spain striker said the club's fans had always supported him.
While his team mates and coaches have said the past counts for nothing at this rugby World Cup, South Africa prop Gurthro Steenkamp has gently reminded his fellow Springboks of the potential banana skin they face against Fiji on Saturday.
Amanda Knox is at heart a "she-devil" who loved to play dangerous games, the lawyer for a man falsely accused by the American student of killing her roommate told an Italian court on Monday.
Albert Uderzo, co-creator of one of France's greatest comic book heroes, Asterix the Gaul, said on Monday he was hanging up his pen at the age of 84 but had found several successors to carry on his legacy.