Police SWAT officers surround the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images) A gunman killed six people and critically wounded three at a Sikh temple before police shot him dead in an attack authorities are treating as an act of domestic terrorism.
Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova produced a season's best leap to take gold in the women's triple jump final at the London Olympics today.
Pop singer Conor Maynard, hailed as Britain's answer to teen sensation Justin Bieber, has charged to the top of the British charts with his debut album "Contrast".
Savannah McCoy takes photos of the treaded wheels as she tests a model of the Mars rover Curiosity at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in March 2011. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times/MCT) The Mars rover Curiosity, on a quest for signs the Red Planet once hosted ingredients for life, has streaked into the home stretch of its eight-month voyage nearing a make-or-break landing attempt that NASA calls one of its toughest feats of robotic exploration.
Three athletics golds crowned host nation Britain's best Olympic day for over a century after the greatest swimmer of all time bowed out on a high by winning Saturday's last pool race of the Games.
Across the bay of Naples from Pompeii, where thousands were incinerated by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, lies a hidden "super volcano" that could kill millions in a catastrophe many times worse, scientists say.
While much of Britain glows with pride at what is likely to be its best ever medal tally at the Olympics, there is little sign of celebration just down the road in one of London's most deprived neighbourhoods.
Unknown assailants have attacked a compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Libyan port of Misrata with grenades and rockets, forcing it to suspend its work there and in the eastern city of Benghazi, the agency said.
At least 15 Egyptian policemen were killed and seven wounded in an armed attack on a police station in North Sinai on the border between Egypt and Israel in what the Israeli government said was an attempt to storm its border.
England failed to make a breakthrough before rain forced the abandonment of play on the fourth day of the second test at Headingley as South Africa reached 39 without loss in their second innings.
Defending shot put champion Valerie Adams will - after all - get a chance to add to her Beijing gold medal.
West Indies have secured an impressive 2-0 test series victory over New Zealand on Sunday with Shivnarine Chanderpaul guiding them to a five-wicket win in the second test at Sabina Park, Jamaica.
A group of al Qaeda prisoners was caught trying to tunnel out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, an official said , after the militants said they would step up their fight against the government.
Swimming's governing body presented Michael Phelps with a special statuette on Saturday with a silver plaque on the base hailing "the greatest Olympic athlete of all time."
A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more including the leader of a local group fighting al Qaeda-linked militants, officials and medics say.
The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the merits of in-competition coitus and whether abstinence enhances performance.
Jessica Ennis became the golden girl of the London Olympics when she won the heptathlon title in front of 80,000 roaring fans to give Britain their first track and field gold of the Games.
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he and fellow 1980s action star Sylvester Stallone wanted to work together for decades, but it wasn't until they met up at a hair salon that their first collaboration came together.
Kevin Pietersen led an England counter-attack with a scintillating unbeaten century to lift his side to 351 for five on the third day of the second test against South Africa.
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has announced five uncapped players in the 30-man Springbok squad for the two Rugby Championship tests against Argentina.