Hollywood stars and other high-profile figures will try to turn the tables on Britain's celebrity-obsessed press this week when they put newspapers under the spotlight at a public inquiry into media standards.
New York police have arrested a follower of late Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki on suspicion of building a pipe bomb he planned to use against US soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mariano Rajoy's centre-right People's Party stormed to a crushing election victory when voters punished the outgoing Socialist government for the worst economic crisis in generations.
Darth Vader has asked for a land plot in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa to park his space ship.
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will run in an upcoming by-election, a senior official in her party says.
An international team of scientists in Italy studying the same neutrino particles colleagues say appear to have travelled faster than light have rejected the startling finding, saying their tests had shown it must be wrong.
With her throat on the mend after recent surgery, "Rolling in the Deep" singer Adele enters the American Music Awards with a leading four nominations for her work on the smash hit album "21."
The new "Twilight" vampire movie opened with a massive $US283.5 million in worldwide ticket sales over the weekend as passionate fans filled theatres for the beginning of a two-part finale for the hugely popular supernatural love story.
The opposition People's Party (PP) won a crushing victory in Spain's election as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the worst economic crisis in generations.
Police backed by the army have used batons and teargas to charge protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square demanding Eygpt's ruling generals swiftly hand power to civilians, in some of the worst violence since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.
Chelsea's faltering Premier League title challenge suffered another blow on Sunday when they lost 2-1 at home to Liverpool whose defender Glen Johnson struck the winner three minutes from time.
Tens of thousands of Russians lined up outside Moscow's central cathedral today for a chance to kiss a relic of the Virgin Mary brought from a Greek monastery a few weeks before a parliamentary election.
Diego Maradona was set to arrive home to a national outpouring of grief today after his desperate trip from Dubai to see his dying mother was too late, local media reported.
Tiger Woods sealed the winning point as the experience of the United States staved off a stiff challenge by the Internationals to seal the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club today
Free-scoring Manchester City maintained their grip at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 home win over Newcastle United to take their goals tally to 42 from 12 games.
Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam has been captured in the Libyan desert by fighters who vow to hold him in the mountain town of Zintan until there is a government to hand him over to.
One woman died and two others were injured after the driver of a U-Haul truck plowed through a parking lot tailgating area ahead of the annual Yale-Harvard football match, police said.
Syria is seeking changes to a planned mission to monitor its implementation of an Arab League peace initiative, the group's chief said today, on the eve of a deadline for Damascus to take steps to end months of bloodshed.
Homicide investigators will reopen an investigation into the drowning death three decades ago of film star Natalie Wood after they got new information, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says.
Presidents Cup International team captain Greg Norman said Aaron Baddeley "took it pretty rough" yesterday when he blew victory with a poor putt on the 17th and an inexplicably woeful three-wood off the 18th tee.