Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat first in the fourth and final test against India starting at the Adelaide Oval today.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the central Chilean town of Concepcion on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
The European Union has banned imports of oil from Iran and imposed a number of other economic sanctions, joining the United States in a new round of measures aimed at deflecting Teheran's nuclear development programme.
Divers have found two more bodies on deck number four of the Costa Concordia, the capsized cruise liner resting half-submerged near the port of Italy's Giglio island, said Franco Gabrielli, head of the civil protection agency.
A 21-year-old Palestinian woman has told authorities she was locked in a bathroom for the past decade by her father, who let her out only in the dead of night so she could clean their house.
Novak Djokovic has weathered a gallant challenge from a tenacious Lleyton Hewitt to send the last Australian in the draw packing and make the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Russia's Ekaterina Makarova etched her name into Australian Open folklore today by stunning Serena Williams 6-2 6-3 in their fourth-round match to end the American's aura of invincibility at Melbourne Park.
The New York Giants have advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football Conference championship game.
Andy Murray breezed into quarterfinals of the Australian Open today after Mikhail Kukushkin retired due to injury in their third set.
The operators of the Costa Concordia faced questions over their share of the blame for the shipwreck, as divers recovered another body from the stricken liner on Sunday, bringing the known death toll to 13.
The high-profile case of the West Memphis Three murderers might seem like an odd choice of films for director Peter Jackson, but the "Lord of the Rings" maker has come to Sundance with a documentary about the case and a new revelation of a possible suspect.
Kumar Sangakkara compiled a well-paced century to help Sri Lanka to a two-wicket win over South Africa off the penultimate ball in the fifth one-day international at the Wanderers on Sunday.
Mario Balotelli scored the winner with a stoppage-time penalty as Premier League leaders Manchester City beat title rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 but Manchester United remained snapping at their heels with a 2-1 victory at Arsenal.
"Built Belgian tough" might become a badge of honour for future tennis generations after courageous Kim Clijsters' win over Li Na on Sunday, while Roger Federer dashed the dreams of home fans by crushing young gun Bernard Tomic.
A huge pool of fresh water in the Arctic Ocean is expanding and could lower the temperature of Europe by causing an ocean current to slow down, British scientists say.
Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it was withdrawing its observers from Syria after an Arab monitoring mission failed to end 10 months of bloodshed, and called on the international community to exert "all possible pressure" on Damascus.
Rafa Nadal blew hot and cold against fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez but emerged a comfortable 6-4 6-4 6-2 winner under a blistering sun to become the first man into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday.
Chelsea wasted the chance to get back into the Premier League title race after Norwich City defended resolutely to earn a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road on Saturday, their frustrations increased by an injury to midfielder Frank Lampard.
More than 100 people have been killed in bomb attacks and gunfights in Nigeria's second largest city Kano, a senior local government security source told Reuters, in the deadliest coordinated strike claimed by Islamist sect Boko Haram to date.