'Pinetree' felled. All Blacks great Meads dies aged 81
Tributes flowed from politicians, former team mates and current players on Sunday as New Zealand mourned the death of All Blacks great Colin Meads.
Comedian Dick Gregory, active in US civil rights movement, dies at age 84
Gregory gained his first major break in stand-up comedy when Playboy founder Hugh Hefner saw Gregory's act and hired him.
Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse
The sight of the moon's shadow passing in front of the sun, blotting out all but the halo-like solar corona, may draw the largest live audience in human history.
Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season
Nadal, who lost to Australian Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Open, said he enjoyed his first taste of the Queensland Tennis Centre.
Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled
Police arrested four people in connection with the attacks Barcelona and Cambrils, where a woman was killed when a car rammed passersby.
Nigeria's Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain
Buhari walked unaided from his plane - holding rails on either side of him - after it landed at the international airport in the capital, Abuja.
Kyrgios sweeps away Nadal in Cincinnati quarter-final
Australian Kyrgios breezed past the 15-times grand slam champion Nadal in about one hour and 20 minutes.
Froome off to positive start in Vuelta as BMC win team time trial
Four-time Tour de France champion Froome is aiming to become the first rider in 39 years to win the Tour.
Grace Mugabe absent from regional summit after assault allegation
South Africa has granted Mugabe diplomatic immunity, a security source told Reuters on Friday.
German critic of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain
The arrest of the German national was part of a 'targeted hunt against critics of the Turkish government living abroad in Europe'.
All Blacks crush Wallabies in Rugby Championship opener
The world champions extinguished any chance of an upset with three tries in seven first-half minutes.
Islamic state claims responsibility for Russia stabbing attack
Russian law enforcement said they had killed the attacker and is investigating the incident as attempted murder.
Man United rout Swansea with flurry of late goals
Two of the goals came from assists by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was named man of the match.
Finnish police say arrested four other Moroccan men over links to stabbings
The police added that the attacker, who had arrived in Finland last year, seemed to have chosen women as his targets.
British television entertainer Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89: BBC
BBC Director General Tony Hall described him as "one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known".
Nigeria's Buhari to return home after sick leave in Britain – presidency
The presidency has not disclosed the precise nature of Buhari's ailment, which has led to speculation in Nigerian media about his illness.
Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results
Election authorities said President Uhuru Kenyatta won the election by 1.4 million votes, but opposition leader Raila Odinga said the results are false.
Senator McCain completes first round of radiation and chemotherapy
McCain was found to have an aggressive form of brain tumour, glioblastoma, after surgery in July for a blood clot above his left eye.