Holders Porto have crashed out of the Europa League after a 4-0 thumping at Manchester City completed a 6-1 aggregate win for the English Premier League leaders.
Singer Adele had the tabloid press up in arms and TV executives running for cover over a middle finger gesture after her moment in the sun at British pop's biggest awards was cut short for programming reasons.
R&B singer Chris Brown has earned a measure of musical redemption and forgiveness from ex-girlfriend Rihanna by collaborating on new music together, three years after Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting the pop star.
A devastating prison fire that killed 360 inmates in a Honduran penitentiary was likely caused by a candle or cigarette that set a mattress alight, a Honduran prosecutor said.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said today he would have to undergo another operation after doctors in Cuba found a lesion in his pelvis where surgeons removed a large cancerous tumor last year.
Euro zone finance ministers agreed a 130-billion-euro rescue for Greece today to avert an imminent chaotic default after forcing Athens to commit to unpopular cuts and private bondholders to take bigger losses.
Eurozone finance ministers have approved a second bailout for debt-laden Greece that will resolve Athens' immediate repayment needs but seems unlikely to revive the nation's shattered economy.
British boxer David Haye is wanted for questioning by German police over his brawl with fellow British heavyweight Dereck Chisora following a WBC title clash in Munich on Saturday, a police spokesman said.
Struggling to survive after two weeks of withering bombardment by Syrian forces, people in the Baba Amro district of Homs are packed four or five families to a house, relying on collected rain water and watching their wounded friends and relatives die for lack of medicines, residents say.
Iran has ordered a halt to its oil sales to Britain and France in a move seen as retaliation against tightening EU sanctions, as a team of UN inspectors flew to Teheran to press the Islamic Republic over its disputed nuclear programme.
England began their new era under caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster by beating Scotland 13-6, their first success in four attempts at Murrayfield, to get the defence of their Six Nations title off to victorious start.
Holders England needed Owen Farrell's assured boot and Charlie Hodgson's opportunism to survive a Six Nations fright and beat Italy 19-15 for their second straight win under interim coach Stuart Lancaster.
Today's Six Nations encounter between France and Ireland was called off because of a frozen pitch, 10 minutes after the game had been due to kickoff.
Frenchman Robert Marchand entered the cycling record books in the one-hour event at the weekend, three months after celebrating his 100th birthday.
Ben Hilfenhaus took five wickets as Australia's pacemen ripped through India's top order to secure an emphatic 110-run victory in the one-day Tri-series on a steamy night at the Gabba in Brisbane last night.
Roger Federer has outclassed Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 6-1 6-4 in the final of the World Indoor Tournament to win his first title of the year.
Three people were killed and as many as eight others are missing after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort, authorities say.
Violence at a prison on the outskirts of Mexico's northern manufacturing city Monterrey has eft at least 44 dead, authorities said.
Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said, in a retaliatory measure against fresh EU sanctions on the Islamic state's lifeblood, oil.