Mike Tindall returns to the England team to play Romania on Saturday as coach Martin Johnson named a strong side for the side's third Pool B game.
Halfback Will Genia will captain a Wallabies team featuring six changes to the starting line-up in Friday's Rugby World Cup match against the United States.
Having twice had their World Cup dreams abruptly shattered by the French, there is understandable apprehension in New Zealand this week about Saturday's match against Les Bleus at Eden Park.
J. Cole's time on hip-hop's sideline is almost over.
World stocks fell to 13-month lows and commodities tumbled on Thursday as weak data from China crystallized investor fears of a global recession one day after a grim economic outlook from the US Federal Reserve.
The United States is building a ring of secret drone bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, The Washington Post reported, citing US officials.
World leaders and finance chiefs demanded Europe act decisively to quell its debt crisis and big emerging economies said they would consider providing more money to help prevent the chaos from spreading.
Diplomats have scrambled to head off a clash over Palestinian plans to seek full UN recognition with little visible sign of progress and a deadline some 24 hours away.
Playing alongside new Barcelona team mate Cesc Fabregas is helping Xavi improve his game, the 31-year-old Spanish international said today.
Former European Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher has questioned Tiger Woods's golfing desire and believes the 14-times major winner could quit unless he quickly reverses his alarming slide down the rankings.
R.E.M, once dubbed "America's Best Rock & Roll Band," say they have decided to "call it a day" after more than 30 years of generating hits and selling millions of records.
A typhoon has left six people dead and six missing after pounding Japan with heavy rain and strong winds, public broadcaster NHK said, but it did not have a major impact on the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Holders South Africa showed little mercy as they romped to a 12-try, 87-0 victory over lowly Namibia to edge within sight of a rugby World Cup quarter-final berth.
Georgia was today set to execute a man convicted of murdering a police officer in one of the highest-profile US capital punishment cases in years.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has made five changes to his starting side for their Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Argentina in Wellington on Sunday.
Debutant Owen Hargreaves scored his first goal for more than three years and Mario Balotelli grabbed his first of the season as Manchester City beat holders Birmingham City 2-0 in a League Cup third round tie at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
Greece said it would deepen pension cuts, extend a painful property tax hike and put tens of thousands of workers on notice on Wednesday to secure a new injection of aid and save the country from bankruptcy.
All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen has dismissed out of hand the idea that the France team selected for Saturday's World Cup clash at Eden Park is a second-string outfit.
Two US citizens sentenced in Iran to eight years' jail for spying have flown out of the country after Oman paid bail of $US1 million, diplomats said.
US President Barack Obama, trying to avert a clash over Palestinian statehood, has told the United Nations there is no substitute for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations or any short cut to peace.