US authorities have broken up an alleged plot to bomb the Israeli and Saudi Arabian embassies in Washington and assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, court documents and a US official say.
The number of people getting sick with tuberculosis has dropped for the first time, while the death toll from the disease reached its lowest level in a decade, helped by progress in countries like China, the World Health Organisation said today.
Thailand raced today to build floodwalls on the outskirts of Bangkok to prevent the worst floods in half a century from inundating parts of the capital later this week when water flowing from the north reaches the low-lying city.
As England's rugby team flew out of Auckland at the end of a miserable World Cup campaign, their Welsh counterparts settled into a luxurious city centre team hotel with their focus fixed on the semifinals.
The French team will suit only themselves as they prepare for a rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales, and will block out all distractions ahead of Saturday's Eden Park clash.
South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has retracted the resignation he appeared to make after the Springboks' 11-9 defeat by Australia in the World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday.
A sports agent accused of taking bribes to fix matches said Australian cricketers were "the biggest" culprits and that some of Pakistan's best-known former players were involved in betting scams, a London court heard on Monday.
An unexpected phone call interrupts a Venezuelan government ceremony for local athletes broadcast live on state TV. The crowd murmurs in excitement, and ministers smile.
More than a million people have placed early orders for Apple Inc's latest iPhone, the last product that the company debuted before the death of its co-founder Steve Jobs.
Libyan transitional government forces say they have cornered Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in the centre of the deposed leader's hometown, where desperate civilians were still trying to flee the fierce street fighting.
Wales have injury concerns over flyhalf Rhys Priestland and lock Luke Charteris ahead of Saturday's World Cup semi-final against France, assistant coach Neil Jenkins says.
Tens of thousands of fans have rocked to the hits of Michael Jackson at a tribute concert in Cardiff that his brothers hoped would put the spotlight on his musical legacy after so much controversy.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has married for the third time, exchanging vows with American heiress Nancy Shevell at the same London register office where he wed his first wife Linda in 1969.
Thirteen Chinese nationals were killed in an attack on the Mekong River between Thailand and Myanmar, a Thai official was quoted as saying, an assault that prompted Beijing to urge stronger protection in the area used by drug traffickers.
Mils Muliaina fought back tears as he announced the end of his All Black career today after a shoulder injury cut short his rugby World Cup on the night he earned his 100th cap.
Flyhalf Stephen Donald and winger Hosea Gear have been called into the New Zealand squad ahead of their rugby World Cup semi-final against Australia as replacements for the injured Colin Slade and Mils Muliaina.
Bryce Molder won his first PGA Tour title by beating fellow American Briny Baird in a nerve-jangling playoff at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club on Sunday.
Argentina can leave New Zealand with their heads held high, captain Felipe Contepomi said on Sunday night after his Pumas side were beaten into submission by the All Blacks.
The leaders of Germany and France promised on Sunday to unveil a new comprehensive package for solving the euro zone's debt crisis by the end of the month, but offered no details and papered over differences on how to shore up European banks.
Libyan government forces have captured landmark buildings in a thrust towards the centre of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown Sirte, but came under a fierce counter attack which inflicted dozens of casualties.