James Murdoch has resigned as executive chairman of News International, raising new doubts he can succeed his father Rupert as CEO of parent company News Corp in the wake of a phone hacking scandal at the unit he oversaw.
Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 1960s made-for-television pop band The Monkees, has died after suffering a heart attack in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66.
Ireland has opted for consistency by naming an unchanged team for their rearranged Six Nations championship match against France in Paris.
Weary passengers complained of unbearable heat and appalling hygiene for three days in the Indian Ocean aboard cruise ship Costa Allegra after a fire knocked out the vessel's main power supply.
An Iraqi student has shot dead his American teacher and then killed himself in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, after what local authorities described as a personal quarrel.
Russia and China have joined other UN Security Council members in expressing disappointment at Damascus' failure to allow UN humanitarian aid chief Valerie Amos to visit Syria and urged that she be allowed in immediately, France said.
A Frenchman has taken to court over a photo published online by Google's Street View application showing him urinating in his front yard which he believes has made him the laughing stock of his village in rural northwest France.
There has been little joy swirling around English rugby in the plast few years with chaos in the corridors of power and turgid displays on the pitch, but that is about to change if new RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie has his way.
The New South Wales Waratahs produced a controlled performance to secure a bonus point and overcome an error-prone Melbourne Rebels 35-19 in a niggly Super Rugby clash that resulted in several off the ball scuffles.
NASA said hackers broke into its computer systems 13 times last year, stealing employee credentials and gaining access to mission-critical projects in breaches that could compromise U.S. national security.
Novak Djokovic has lost his chance to repeat his incredible 2011 run after succumbing 6-2 7-5 to Andy Murray in the semifinals of the Dubai Championships.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Syrian authorities had prevented it from entering the battle-scarred Baba Amro district of Homs, where it had hoped to take in aid and evacuate the sick and wounded.
British septuagenarian crooner Engelbert Humperdinck will represent the United Kingdom at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, according to the BBC, which chooses the country's contestants.
Sri Lanka beat Australia by nine runs despite Dan Christian's hat-trick in a dramatic one-day international yesterday to book their place in the final of the Tri-series against the hosts and send India home.
Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee this year is on course to be marked by Britain's biggest national celebration for decades, according to local government officials.
BP PLC has reached an estimated $US7.8 billion ($NZ9.4b) deal with plaintiffs suing over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the company said, but the oil giant still faces claims by the U.S. government, Gulf states and drilling partners.
Paceman Marchant de Lange picked up four wickets on his one-day international debut as South Africa completed a 3-0 clean sweep against New Zealand with a five-wicket victory in the third and final ODI in Auckland on Saturday.
Roger Federer swatted aside Andy Murray 7-5 6-4 to win the Dubai Championships, the Swiss maestro's 72nd tour title, as he abandoned the baseline to dominate from the net.
Manchester City raced five points clear in the league with a 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers while Chelsea's woes under Andre Villas-Boas continued after a 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.