Australia coach Robbie Deans has named injured fullback Kurtley Beale in an unchanged starting side for the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand at Eden Park on Sunday.
England's performances on and off the field at the Rugby World Cup and the whole structure of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will be picked apart over the coming weeks in yet another series of reviews.
The man charged with hacking the private e-mail accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and other celebrities has apologized, saying he became addicted to prying into their affairs.
England striker Wayne Rooney has been given a three-match international ban by UEFA for his sending-off against Montenegro last Friday, ruling him out of the group stage of Euro 2012.
Two bomb blasts have killed at least 16 people in Baghdad in the latest large attack to hit the Iraqi capital in less than a week, hospital and police sources said.
Filipino designer Herbert Chavez has taken his love for Superman up, up and away, undergoing cosmetic surgery to look like the Man of Steel.
Wales bring form, confidence and a fearless attitude to the first rugby World Cup semi-final against France at Eden Park on Saturday.
Wales have named James Hook at flyhalf for Saturday's rugby World Cup semi-final against France at Eden Park after Rhys Priestland failed to recover from a shoulder injury.
Indonesia's resort island of Bali was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake today, shaking buildings and sending tourists running out of hotels.
City workers and soldiers raced to finish defensive walls around inner Bangkok today as floodwater that has covered about a third of Thailand threatened the capital.
Hurricane Jova flooded the streets of Mexico's main Pacific port with torrential rain today, inundating popular beach resorts and killing at least four people in mudslides.
France would appear ready to hand kicking duties to Morgan Parra for their Rugby World Cup semifinal against Wales, as Dimitri Yachvili struggles to regain fitness.
Muammar Gaddafi's son Mo'tassim has been captured in Sirte while trying to escape the town, the head of the Tripoli Revolutionary Council said.
Eight people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a hair salon in the Southern California coastal town of Seal Beach.
A cardiologist has testified that Michael Jackson's physician made major mistakes in giving the singer the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep and the doctor's lawyers made an adjustment in their strategy.
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will face disciplinary proceedings for alleged breaches of contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
The White House says the United States will seek further sanctions against Iran in response to an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington.
French winger Vincent Clerc will use the memory of a painful rugby World Cup elimination on home soil to spur him on in France's semi-final against Wales this weekend.
Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper believes the pressure will all be on the land of his birth when the Wallabies face off against the All Blacks in the semi-finals of World Cup this weekend.
Jonny Wilkinson and Toby Flood have both been included in the England backline for this weekend's rugby World Cup quarterfinal against France.