Toulon regain French rugby lead

Toulon have regained their lead in French rugby's Top 14 with a win over Lyon.

Sir Elton John getting married

Elton John has declared on Instagram that he will marry David Furnish on Sunday, just a week after the UK passed same sex marriage legislation.
LONDON (Reuters) - It is only a few years ago that Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin was working as a bricklayer and playing in English football's minor...

Ebola death toll climbs above 7000

Ebola, one of the deadliest viruses known to man, has now killed 7,373 people, most of them in west Africa, says the World Health Organisation.

Sammy stars in BBL debut, baby

West Indian Darren Sammy was rapt after starring for the Hobart Hurricanes in their BBL win over the Melbourne Stars.
The Perth Scorchers will be missing a host of their best players when they host Adelaide Strikers at the WACA Ground on Monday.
The pay-related strike by West Indian cricketers in India in October has cost captain Dwayne Bravo a place in the World Cup squad.
Legspinner Ish Sodhi has been dropped while injury has sidelined Corey Anderson from New Zealand's first Test against Sri Lanka.
An eighth ace for a Florida golfer probably makes him the oldest person to achieve a hole in one at age 103.
A caller reportedly rang the National Security hotline the weekend before the Lindt cafe siege to warn about Man Haron Monis's extremism.
Coach Darren Lehmann is set to reveal Australia's squad for the Boxing Day Test, with David Warner and Mitch Marsh both in doubt due to injuries.
LONDON (Reuters) - David Silva sparkled for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace that wiped out Chelsea's lead at the top of the...
Malaysia's Nicol David regains the world squash title she lost earlier this year, beating Egypt's Raneem El Weleily for her eighth world crown.
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain missed the chance to claim provisional top spot in Ligue 1 when they were held to a lacklustre 0-0 draw at home to Montpellier...
BARCELONA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - - Lionel Messi scored twice and Luis Suarez struck his first La Liga goal as Barcelona crushed struggling Cordoba 5-0 on Saturday to...
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Miss World competition bans bikinis

Julia Morley, the Miss World chairwoman, has announced that it is dropping the swimsuit segment from the competition.

World pie eating champs abandoned

The World Pie Eating Championships held at an English pub have had to be abandoned after wrong-sized pies were delivered because of a mix-up.
It is very difficult to be the best parent that you can when you are also struggling with mental illness. But it need not be this way, writes Sam Cartwright-Hatton.
Refugee Hameed Kherkhah is getting closer to realising his dream of becoming the first Afghan-born cricketer to play for Australia.
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