Australia is confident the world's toughest anti-tobacco laws will soon pass parliament, but the government warned today that the anti-smoking fight was not over and urged other nations to reject a possible WTO challenge backed by big tobacco.
Sigmund Freud spent a lifetime unraveling the human psyche. Jonny Wilkinson, too, has wrestled with the concept of the ego for more than a decade at the top of international rugby. Now he thinks he has it cracked.
France are more concerned about erasing the memory of their loss to Tonga last week than taking revenge for successive World Cup semi-final defeats when they meet England on Saturday, winger Vincent Clerc says.
John Smit has been restored as South Africa captain but veteran lock Bakkies Botha's Rugby World Cup could be over after injury ruled him out of the quarterfinal against Australia on Sunday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland made four changes to the starting side that thumped Fiji 66-0 for the rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland in Wellington on Saturday.
All Black winger Zac Guildford is unlikely to be fit to face Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinal this weekend but captain Richie McCaw will play at Eden Park, assistant coach Steve Hansen said on Thursday.
Rod Stewart, the raspy-voiced rocker, will publish his memoirs next year, promising to "hold nothing back" in detailing a career in which he sold more than a 100 million records, survived cancer and romanced a string of blonde bombshells.
Tiger Woods has signed a partnership deal with Rolex, the world's biggest luxury watch brand, marking his first major endorsement since his unexpected and spectacular downfall at the end of 2009.
A disgruntled worker has opened fire at a Northern California cement plant and quarry, killing two people and injuring six, police said.
Three West Germany players tested positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine during the 1966 World Cup finals in England, according to a document seen by German magazine Der Spiegel.
Watch out Oprah, there's a savvy pop star and an ambitious real housewife nipping at your financial heels.
Angry Greeks keep taking to the streets of Athens to protest against austerity, but many say they feel their public outrage will do little to change their fate or slow their debt-choked country's slide into bankruptcy.
A military unit allied to Libya's new rulers said on Wednesday it had discovered a mass grave in Tripoli containing the bodies of more than 200 people who died in the chaos surrounding the rebel assault that ousted Mummar Gaddafi.
Afghanistan's intelligence agency says it has thwarted a plot to assassinate President Hamid Karzai after arresting a bodyguard and five people with links to the Haqqani network and al-Qaeda.
Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend left prison today after four years when an Italian appeals court cleared them of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
France have brought Nicolas Mas and Imanol Harinordoquy into their team for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against England in the only changes to the starting line-up from last week's loss to Tonga.
As the better part of 300 battered athletes picked over the scars earned in three weeks of blood, sweat, and yes, even a few tears, the seventh Rugby World Cup had a very familiar look to it on Monday morning.