The prospect of a long awaited mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Filipino Manny Pacquiao seemed as distant as ever after the flamboyant American's fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz.
Swiss bank UBS has increased the amount it said it had lost on rogue equity trades to $US2.3 billion and alleged a trader concealed his risky deals by creating fictitious hedging positions in internal systems.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced growing pressure on Sunday to resign after embarrassing new revelations of parties and young women prompted questions about his ability to govern a country rocked by financial crisis.
Angelo Mathews moved to within 15 runs of a maiden test century as Sri Lanka steadily extended their first innings lead against Australia in the third and final test on Sunday.
Libyan interim government forces fled on Sunday in a chaotic retreat from the town of Bani Walid, after failing in yet another attempt to storm the final bastions of loyalists of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn has apologised to France for a sexual encounter with a hotel maid he said was a "moral error" he would regret all his life, and vowed to stay out of the Socialist Party's 2012 election campaign.
Briton Justin Rose held his nerve down the stretch carding a level-par 71 to claim a two-shot win at the BMW Championship on Sunday, setting the 30-man field for next week's season-ending Tour Championship.
Wales fullback James Hook and flanker Dan Lydiate will go for scans today to assess the extent of their injuries sustained during the Pool D win over Samoa on Sunday.
Rugby's investment in second and third tier nations is already reaping World Cup dividends and should ensure what happened to Romania at the end of the last century will not be repeated, International Rugby Board (IRB) secretary general Mike Miller has told Reuters.
Flanked by mountains and the sea, Hobart is Australia's most southern city. From late December to early January each year it becomes a maritime magnet, with yachts sailing across the finish line in the gruelling Sydney to Hobart race.
France have rejected suggestions they would do anything but strive to win their rugby World Cup Pool A match against New Zealand on Saturday, despite having less incentive to top their pool.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd said today its computers had been hacked, with one newspaper saying the target was Japan's biggest defence contractor's factories for submarines, missiles and nuclear power plant components.
Rain and landslides are hampering the search for survivors of a 6.9 magnitude earthquake in an isolated Himalayan region stretching across India, Nepal and Tibet that killed at least 53 people, police and media say.
Gunmen in Burundi killed at least 21 people when they stormed a bar outside the capital, Bujumbura, late on Sunday, local residents said today.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Malaysia hit a new hurdle on today when conservative opponents said they would not back her changes to immigration laws in parliament.
British police say they have arrested seven people in a major counter-terrorism operation in Birmingham but said the arrests had no connection to a major political conference taking place in the central English city.
England have searched far and wide to fill the vital role of inside centre, but with the sharp end of the rugby World Cup fast approaching coach Martin Johnson still has to solve the puzzle of the 'perfect 12'.
Greece hopes to clinch a deal with its lenders on Tuesday for continued aid funding, an official said, after it pledged to take on as much austerity as needed to avoid a default that could trigger deeper turmoil on already shaky global markets.
Soldiers opposed to President Ali Abdullah Saleh exchanged heavy fire with government troops in the centre of Sanaa on Monday, as violence spiralled during the deadliest crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations since they began eight months ago.