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.
Consistency is the key for Scotland to continue their proud record of reaching at least the quarter finals in every World Cup, head coach Andy Robinson says.
A massive power outage triggered by human error left well over a million people without electricity in Southern California and parts of Arizona and Mexico on Thursday, power utilities said, warning service might not be restored until the next day.
Italy have made two changes from the team that started their final warm-up match against Scotland for their opening Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool C match against Australia in Albany on Sunday.
US President Barack Obama has ordered a redoubling of US counterterrorism efforts in the face of a "credible but unconfirmed" threat ahead of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
President Barack Obama says the United States faces a "national crisis" and pressed Congress to urgently pass a jobs package of tax cuts and government spending he is proposing to revive the stalled economy.
The US Open will slide into a third week after organisers of the last grand slam of the year bowed to player pressure and agreed to change the finals schedule.
A French court has handed out a 6000 euro ($NZ10,000) suspended fine to John Galliano after finding him guilty of anti-Semitic behaviour , marking the end in a fall from grace for the former head designer of fashion house Dior.