Albert Uderzo, co-creator of one of France's greatest comic book heroes, Asterix the Gaul, said on Monday he was hanging up his pen at the age of 84 but had found several successors to carry on his legacy.
A man known in Arkansas as the "Toe Suck Fairy" for a series of 1990s assaults directed at women's feet has been arrested after he struck again more than a decade later, police said.
Amanda Knox is at heart a "she-devil" who loved to play dangerous games, the lawyer for a man falsely accused by the American student of killing her roommate told an Italian court on Monday.
Players have been putting their bodies on the line for their Rugby World Cup teams, as this selection of images by Reuters photographers shows.
Charlie Sheen has settled a lawsuit with the makers and creators of "Two and A Half Men" over the actor's dismissal from the top-rated US television comedy earlier this year, Warner Bros. said.
US salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc said on Monday it had found the sunken wreckage of a British cargo ship filled with silver in the Atlantic Ocean, where it was torpedoed by the Germans during the Second World War.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres called paramedics on Monday after feeling pains and tightness in her chest, but jokingly brushed off the incident, saying she had a "baboon heart" and admitting she wasn't sure what caused the discomfort.
Australia No 8 Wycliff Palu was sent home from the Rugby World Cup today because of a hamstring strain but the injury-ravaged Wallabies said they would not name a replacement immediately.
An explosion destroyed an Egyptian pipeline in Sinai today that supplies Israel and Jordan with gas, security sources and witnesses said.
Doctors have a diagnosis for what's wrong with healthcare in the United States: there's too much of it.
With a mentality forged on the anvil of high-octane Heineken Cup campaigns Ireland have become supremely equipped to deal with the pressures of knockout rugby at the World Cup, fullback Rob Kearney says.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson gave his team 24 hours to vent their frustrations over Sunday's last-gasp defeat to Argentina before turning their focus to this week's do-or-die rugby World Cup clash against England.
Australian women will be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles, including as special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, after the government said it was dropping all gender restrictions for the military.
Ireland are sitting pretty on top of Pool C but they could head into their match against Italy in Dunedin on Sunday with a little trepidation following the Azzurri's performance against the USA last night.
Two miners trapped underground in a mine operated by UK Coal Plc in northern England have been found and are being brought to the surface, emergency services said.
A Libyan commander leading the attack on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte said on Tuesday he was in talks with elders inside the city about a truce, but the head of another anti-Gaddafi unit rejected negotiations.
Typhoon Nesat crossed the Philippines' main island late on Tuesday, leaving behind at least seven dead after it lashed crop-growing provinces and brought the capital to a near standstill as it flooded roads and villages and cut power supplies.
Manchester United salvaged a point with a 90th-minute header from Ashley Young to claim a 3-3 home draw with Basel in their Champions League Group C match on Tuesday after the Swiss champions came from 2-0 down to lead 3-2.
Apple Inc looks set next week to unveil its much-awaited new iPhone, which analysts say will have a bigger screen and work better with remote computing services.