France first five-eighth David Skrela has been ruled out of the World Cup with a shoulder injury, coach Marc Lievremont said today.
Ireland fullback Rob Kearney, flanker Sean O'Brien and prop Cian Healy have returned to the side for their Rugby World Cup Pool C clash against Australia on Saturday after recovering from injury.
A routine police traffic stop in the state of Colorado led to the discovery of 100kg of cocaine with a street value of $US10 million ($NZ12.1m) in the rental car of a California couple, according to police.
Microsoft Corp handed out 5000 sleek Samsung tablet computers running a test version of Windows 8 at its annual developer conference on Tuesday, hoping to stoke excitement over its new operating system.
The US poverty rate hit its highest level since 1993 last year with a record 46 million Americans living below the poverty line, according to a government report on Tuesday that depicted the grim effects of stubbornly high unemployment.
Barcelona conceded one of the fastest goals ever scored in the Champions League and then suffered the shock of a stoppage time equaliser as they began the defence of their crown with a 2-2 draw at home to AC Milan when group action began on Tuesday.
Taliban fighters have fired rockets at the US Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul and attacked police in three other areas in the biggest assault the insurgent group has mounted on the Afghan capital.
Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman said he let his team mates down by backchatting the referee in Australia's opening World Cup encounter against Italy last weekend and promised not to repeat the error.
Samoa have set their sights on a quarterfinal berth at this year's Rugby World Cup, but have no illusions about the challenge ahead as they prepare to negotiate the tournament's 'pool of death'.
Floods triggered by monsoon rains have crippled Pakistan's biggest city and commercial hub of Karachi, with few people able to make it to work or school.
Inflation in New Zealand has spiked this year and a rebuilding frenzy after the February earthquake could keep it uncomfortably high.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is considering changes to a controversial security law to allow greater freedom of speech, speeding up promised reforms to reconnect with voters ahead of an expected general election early next year.
Former Mexico international Benjamin Galindo has been named as the third coach of the year at Santos Laguna, hoping to do better second time around after a short, unhappy stint in 2006.
New Zealand will replace India as hosts of this year's Champions Trophy in December, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said today.
Wallabies flanker Rocky Elsom will play for the New South Wales Waratahs next season after agreeing a two-year deal to return to the club where he started his Super rugby career and the Australian Rugby Union.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda reaffirmed his commitment to fiscal reforms and warned that taxes will have to rise, while reaching out to the opposition for help in tackling the multitude of problems the country faces.
England lock Courtney Lawes was handed a two-match suspension today after being found guilty by an independent citing commission of striking Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma with his knee.
Novak Djokovic capped one of tennis's greatest seasons with an awe-inspiring US Open triumph that could just signal an end to the sport's obsession with "Rafa v Roger" finals.
While his teammates and coaches have said the past counts for nothing at this rugby World Cup, South Africa prop Gurthro Steenkamp has gently reminded his fellow Springboks of the potential banana skin they face against Fiji on Saturday.
Al-Qaeda has released a video marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks featuring audio remarks by new leader Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri and previously unreleased video of slain former chief Osama bin Laden.