Lady Gaga has stirred a debate over pop stars, diets and eating disorders with a tweet that some of her millions of fans have interpreted as insensitive.
George Zimmerman, charged with killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, will remain in police custody for at least one more week after a Florida court on Friday set a bail hearing date for April 20.
Iran and six world powers prepared on Friday for rare talks aimed at easing fears that a deepening dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme could plunge the Middle East into a new war.
New South Wales Waratahs held off a stirring Western Force fightback to secure a 23-18 victory in their Super Rugby match in Perth.
Sudan's government has vowed to deal swiftly with South Sudan's occupation of an economically vital oil field near the border but the south said it would not pull out until the threat of attacks by the northern army had gone.
Mel Gibson has fired back at screenwriter Joe Eszterhas for accusing the "Braveheart" star of anti-Semitism, calling the writer's comments "utter fabrications" and saying he was angry over a rejected film script.
A long-range rocket launch by North Korea would heighten tensions in the region and lead world powers to put Pyongyang back in the dock at the UN Security Council, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns.
George Zimmerman has made his first courtroom appearance since he was charged with the fatal shooting more than six weeks ago of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, as a judge agreed to seal some records in the highly-charged case.
A strong earthquake has hit Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people rushing out of offices on to the streets, though there were no early reports of major damage.
Mass murderer Charles Manson, one of America's most notorious convicts, has been denied parole in his 12th and possibly final bid for release from a California prison, state corrections officials said.
A lethargic Manchester United have lost 1-0 at lowly Wigan Athletic to open the door for Manchester City to cut their Premier League lead to five points with a thumping victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Iran will present new proposals at talks on Saturday aimed at easing concerns about its nuclear activity, state television said, but it was unclear if Teheran was willing to address its disputed uranium enrichment drive as six world powers want.
The United States says Syria's new pledge to halt all fighting by dawn on Thursday (local time) holds "little if any credibility" and that the caveats placed by President Bashar al-Assad's government on the ceasefire are worrying.
A New York bride accused of faking terminal cancer so she could raise money from sympathetic well wishers to pay for a dream wedding has been arrested and charged with fraud, authorities said today.
Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey remembers how happy she was to pick up $800 from her first professional fight in the brutal sport of mixed martial arts. Then again, $800 for 25 seconds work is not to be sneezed at.
The tales of Homer Simpson and his family have become embedded in television lore, but ever wonder where Springfield, the illustrious hometown of "The Simpsons," is really based?
An Andy Carroll injury time header gave 10-man Liverpool a 3-2 win at relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers after a sending off and some comical goalkeeping threatened to ruin a bright start with two goals in the opening 16 minutes.
Britain can extradite its most notorious Islamist cleric to the United States to stand trial on charges that he supported al Qaeda and aided a fatal kidnapping in Yemen, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he killed 77 people in attacks he saw as punishing pro-immigration "traitors" in Norway, a psychiatric team said, contradicting a prior report that found him psychotic.