Captain John Smit will be rested for South Africa's final World Cup group match against Samoa and lock Bakkies Botha could join him on the sidelines after suffering another injury, coach Peter de Villiers said.
Australia's defeat to Ireland at the rugby World Cup was bad enough for golfer Adam Scott, but his misery was compounded by having to face his New Zealander caddy Steve Williams the next day.
Paul McCartney's ballet debut writing an orchestral score and tale of love about an ocean dwelling princess received poor, early reviews that called his music agreeable but the story and staging bland.
Arsenal's stuttering start to the season has suffered another blow with news midfielder Jack Wilshere requires surgery on his troublesome ankle injury and will spend months on the sidelines.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has backed a controversial financial transactions tax to aid development in poor countries but France acknowledged that most G20 countries did not like the idea.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations today to recognise a state for his people, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the world body as a "theatre of the absurd" and said only direct talks could deliver peace.
Italy hooker Tommaso D'Apice has been ruled out of the rugby World Cup after injurying knee ligaments and is to be replaced by Franco Sbaraglini.
Australia winger Adam Ashley-Cooper scored three tries in seven minutes in the second half as the Wallabies shook off the disappointment of their loss to Ireland last week with a 67-5 victory over the United States.
A second of five US soldiers accused of killing Afghan villagers in cold blood pleaded guilty today to committing murder, saying he made a "bad decision" when he shot a teenage boy he knew was unarmed.
Police in central China have detained a man for holding six women as sex slaves in an underground prison for two years, killing two before one escaped and notified the authorities, Chinese media reported.
Russia coach Nikolay Nerush has named the following team to play Ireland in their World Cup Pool C match at Rotorua International Stadium on Sunday.
Igniting Fijian fire will be the key to beating fierce rivals Samoa in their rugby World Cup clash at Eden Park on Sunday, Fiji's assistant coach said.
At least 11 more bodies were dumped around the Mexican city of Veracruz today, according to local media reports, two days after the discovery of 35 other corpses in the once-quiet Gulf port.
Argentina have received a boost ahead of their crucial Rugby World Cup Pool B clash against Scotland on Sunday with the return from injury of captain Felipe Contepomi.
Lock Leo Cullen will captain Ireland on his World Cup debut against Russia in Rotorua on Sunday after coach Declan Kidney decided to rest several of his top players in the wake of last weekend's upset of Australia.
Samoa coach Titimaea Tafua has named the following team to play Fiji in their World Cup Pool D match at Eden Park on Sunday.
The Texas prison system has abolished the time-honoured tradition of offering an opulent last meal to condemned inmates before their executions, saying they would get standard prison fare instead.
A pair of the iconic ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" is going up for auction with an estimated price of $US2-3 million.
Fiji coach Sam Domoni has named the following team to play Samoa in their World Cup Pool D match at Eden Park on Sunday.
An international team of scientists said today they had recorded sub-atomic particles travelling faster than light - a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe.