Aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have brought medical supplies into ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown of Sirte as fears grew that a humanitarian disaster was unfolding there.
Police have reopened the Brooklyn Bridge evening after about 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.
Belgian pensioner Alfred David dreams one day he'll find eternal rest in the icy waters somewhere near Antarctica, dressed in his penguin suit and laid out in a coffin decorated with penguins.
England flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson remains an injury concern despite a scan showing no serious damage to his forearm, manager Martin Johnson told reporters at a news conference dominated by the off-field activities of centre Mike Tindall on Sunday.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry has backed Colin Slade to fill the void left by flyhalf Dan Carter following a solid performance in the All Blacks' 79-15 victory over Canada in their final pool match on Sunday.
Tonga produced the upset of the rugby World Cup when they beat France 19-14 but some poor decision making cost the Pacific Islanders at least five tries as a nervy French side took the bonus point they needed to advance to the last eight.
England back Delon Armitage has been cited for a dangerous high tackle during Saturday's 16-12 victory over Scotland at Eden Park.
France centre Fabrice Estebanez has been cited for a dangerous tackle during their 19-14 Pool A loss to Tonga on Sunday which could lead to a suspension for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against England.
Manchester City's tough week ended on a high note on Saturday when they won 4-0 at Blackburn Rovers to maintain their unbeaten start in the Premier League and stay level on points with Manchester United at the top of the table.
Nikolay Nerush has resigned as head coach of Russia, saying he had always planned to stand down after the team's debut appearance at the Rugby World Cup, where they lost all four matches.
All 18 people on board a small plane that crashed in Indonesia's mountainous northern Sumatra region were killed, a rescue agency official says.
The Geelong Cats claimed their ninth premiership title with a 38-point victory over the Collingwood Magpies in the Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final today.
England set up a World Cup quarter-final against France with a 16-12 victory over old rivals Scotland in a nervy Pool B match at Eden Park.
New Zealand's Richie McCaw will miss their rugby World Cup game against Canada tomorrow because of an ongoing foot problem but the skipper is confident he will be available for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Its legacy spans 13 decades, and boasts many American firsts, but Eastman Kodak, best known for cameras and photography, may be running out of options and time.
South Africa's Frans Steyn is likely to miss the rest of the rugby World Cup after injuring his shoulder in the win over Samoa that secured the world champions' place in the last eight, coach Peter De Villiers said.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamist militant, has been killed in Yemen in a CIA drone strike described by President Barack Obama as "another significant milestone" in efforts to defeat al Qaeda.
Defending champions South Africa scraped past Samoa 13-5 in a bruising and highly-charged encounter to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup as Pool D winners.
Scotland are confident they have the weapons to break down one of the meanest defences at the World Cup at Eden Park this weekend and snatch a place in the quarter-finals away from England.
Canada head coach Kieran Crowley has named the following team to face New Zealand in their rugby World Cup Pool A match in Wellington on Sunday.