Australia's James O'Connor has not spent much time as a replacement in his short international career and after his performance against Italy on Sunday, he is unlikely to grace the bench again in this World Cup.
A stirring performance from Japan against rugby heavyweights France will ensure there's no complacency from the All Blacks when the two teams clash in Hamilton on Friday, according to scrumhalf Andy Ellis.
Ireland laboured to a error-strewn 22-10 victory over an emotional and fiercely committed United States in their rugby World Cup opener at a cold and wet Stadium Taranaki today.
Egypt's army rulers vowed to try those behind the violence that drove Israel to evacuate its ambassador from Cairo, struggling to contain public fury against the Jewish state while fending off US criticism.
Survivors of a ferry that capsized off Zanzibar overnight killing at least 192 passengers said the vessel was overcrowded and appeared to be in trouble even before it started its ill-fated voyage.
US President Barack Obama said the United States was stronger 10 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks and Americans would "carry on" despite continued threats against their safety.
Manchester United stole Manchester City's thunder again when a Wayne Rooney treble sparked a 5-0 rout of Bolton Wanderers after their neighbours had breezed past Wigan Athletic 3-0 with a hat-trick from Sergio Aguero.
France came through a second-half scare to get their World Cup campaign underway with a 47-21 win over a spirited Japan at North Harbour Stadium this evening.
Debutant Shaun Marsh and Michael Hussey hit centuries in the third day's first session of the second test on Saturday as Australia took a 204-run lead in the first innings against Sri Lanka.
A ferry carrying more than 500 passengers from Zanzibar to Pemba island off the east African country of Tanzania has capsized and scores of people are missing, police said on Saturday.
Fiji right winger Vereniki Goneva scored four tries, three in the first half, as the Pacific islanders held off plucky Namibia 49-25 in their Rugby World Cup Pool D match at Rotorua International Stadium today.
There are only a certain number of ways to say that you will not be underestimating your opponents but the Wallabies have run almost the full gamut this week ahead of their World Cup opener against Italy.
Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the building housing Israel's mission in Cairo and threw embassy documents and its national flag from windows, while state television said that Israel's envoy, his family and staff had been flown home.
The father of singer Amy Winehouse said that his daughter had the prescription medication Librium in her system when she died of a seizure in July, according to media reports today.
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A film about a Jewish hero being produced by Mel Gibson, the actor who went on a public anti-Semitic tirade in 2006, drew sharp criticism today from Jewish leaders who felt it was a slap in their faces.
Defending champion Rafa Nadal routed former winner Andy Roddick 6-2 6-1 6-3 today to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.
Halfback Conor Murray will start Ireland's World Cup opener against the United States after coach Declan Kidney sprang a surprise with his selections today.
Hollywood veteran Al Pacino was this week honoured by the Venice film festival with a special prize and the presentation of his latest directorial project Wilde Salome.
He has played in 72 internationals, won the World Cup and this year married into the British royal family, But Mike Tindall says he still feels like a little boy on Christmas Eve every time he prepares to pull on his England shirt.