Two US citizens sentenced in Iran to eight years' jail for spying have flown out of the country after Oman paid bail of $US1 million, diplomats said.
US President Barack Obama, trying to avert a clash over Palestinian statehood, has told the United Nations there is no substitute for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations or any short cut to peace.
Tonga beat Japan 31-18 in an open, entertaining and error-ridden clash this evening to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.
Scotland's Ross Ford shuffled nervously in his seat, fidgeted with his hands and remembered the primordial message encoded in every cell of his 1.86 metres tall, 115-kilogram frame.
Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 70 people in eight provinces in China, with 32 still missing.
A landslide in northern Guatemala killed three children and another 12 people buried in the disaster are believed dead, a local official said.
The bodies of 35 people with suspected links to organised crime were dumped under a highway bridge in eastern Mexico today, in a major escalation of violence in the once-quiet port city of Veracruz.
US head coach Eddie O'Sullivan has named the following team to play Australia in their Rugby World Cup Pool C match in Wellington on Friday.
An 11th person has been confirmed as killed in the crash of a World War 2-era plane at a Nevada air race last week, a lawyer for the family of the victim said on Tuesday.
Michael Owen struck twice in his first game of the season as Manchester United thrashed bitter rivals Leeds United 3-0 in a League Cup third-round tie at Elland Road on Tuesday.
Martin Johnson has bypassed the World Cup glories of 2003 and instead dredged up the memories of 1999 to convince his England team that their constant law infringements are threatening to derail their 2011 campaign.
Moviegoers pining for a return to the lush moon of Pandora in James Cameron's "Avatar" will finally get their chance -- first-hand.
Google Inc and Facebook trotted out a variety of new social networking features in back-to-back announcements, underscoring their intensifying competition for web surfers.
Michael Clarke hit his 15th test century to lead Australia to a draw in the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday and a 1-0 win in his first series as captain.
Inspirational Italy captain Sergio Parisse steered his side to a 53-17 win over Russia in their rugby World Cup Pool C match at Trafalgar Park.
More than 1.3 million people were advised to evacuate as Typhoon Roke approached Japan, threatening the industrial city of Nagoya with heavy rain and landslides.
British newspaper editors, in crisis after revelations of illegal phone-hacking and other ethical lapses, have recognised that Fleet Street has to mend its ways but appealed to the government not to crush Britain's cherished free speech with draconian laws.
Barack Obama. Photo: Reuters US President Barack Obama has hailed the end of the policy banning gays from serving openly in the US armed forces, as the Pentagon vowed "zero tolerance" for harassment of homosexuals in the military.
A Taliban suicide bomber has killed Burhanuddin Rabbani, former Afghan president and head of a council tasked with trying to negotiate a political end to the war, in what analysts called a blow to peace efforts.
Australia have played down concerns about their scrum wobbles after their forwards were trounced in the 15-6 humiliation by Ireland at the rugby World Cup on Saturday.