Winger Blair Kinghorn scored a hat-trick of tries and pivot Finn Russell provided decisive moments of genius as Scotland got their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start against Italy.
A resurgent England has upset Six Nations champions Ireland, handing Joe Schmidt a first ever home defeat in the championship with a resounding 32-20 victory.
Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation's weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area.
Animal lovers in Taiwan fear a rush of people wanting to usher good fortune into their homes by getting a piglet may lead to abandoned pigs later on.
The US says it will withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia in six months unless Moscow ends its alleged violations of the landmark arms control pact.
A refugee held in a remote Pacific detention centre has won Australia's top literature prize with his debut book, which he wrote on his mobile phone and delivered one chapter at a time via WhatsApp.
Music superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z are offering fans a chance to win free tickets for life to their concerts in exchange for adopting a vegan diet for a month.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, is set for an ugly reelection campaign this October.
A wave of frigid arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the Northeast on Thursday but was expected to move along by the weekend, making way for...
United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office says self-proclaimed hackers in Russia stole evidence prosecutors had turned over confidentially to a Russian firm accused of funding a propaganda campaign to interfere in the 2016 US election.
E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective at helping smokers quit as nicotine replacement treatments like patches, lozenges and gum, according to the results of a major clinical trial.
A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex has brought dangerous, bone-chilling cold to a wide swath of the US, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia.
Kilometres downstream from where a dam owned by miner Vale SA burst, killing hundreds, a small indigenous village in Brazil faces doubts about its very existence as the river at the centre of life here runs dark with waste.
The FBI has found no clear motive for the slaying of 58 people by a sniper firing down at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.
British lawmakers have instructed Prime Minister Theresa May to demand that Brussels replace the Irish border arrangement known as the "backstop", in a last-ditch attempt to renegotiate an exit treaty.
Former world number one Andy Murray has undergone a hip resurfacing surgery in London, the 31-year-old Scot said.
Apple says it will issue a software patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio from users who have not yet accepted a video call.
The US economy is expected to lose billions from the partial federal government shutdown over Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding, as 800,000 federal employees returned to work after 35 days without pay.
The US has announced criminal charges against China's Huawei Technologies, escalating a fight with the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker.
The captain of a Bangladeshi aeroplane "seemed to have an emotional breakdown" before a deadly crash in March 2018, a report from Nepali investigators says.