England's Curry favours Australia's 'Pooper' at Rugby World Cup
Although they are not in the same pool, both Australia and England are in Sapporo where the Wallabies face Fiji on Saturday before England begin their campaign a day later against Tonga.
Malaysia raises diplomatic temperature as Indonesia burns
Blazes to clear agricultural land in the archipelago are sending toxic haze across Southeast Asia, with Jakarta's efforts to fight them using water-bombing aircraft and thousands of security forces proving futile.
World 1,500m record holder Dibaba out of worlds with injury
Genzebe Dibaba, the 2015 champion and world record holder in the women's 1,500 metres, will miss the World Championships due to a foot injury, the Ethiopian said on Instagram.
Bag of nerves: Japan's Leitch tense before World Cup opener
The talismanic skipper, who missed a chunk of the year with a groin injury, was named in a strong Brave Blossoms side by Japan coach Jamie Joseph for Friday's Pool A clash in Tokyo.
Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form a unity government together
Netanyahu, in a video message, said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition, but the results showed it was not possible.
Climate champion Greta tells US Congress: 'listen to the scientists'
The 16-year-old Swede was joined by other campaigners who said looming uncertainty caused by inaction over climate change has led younger generations to question the intentions of today's political leaders.
Mozambique rebel group threatens attacks during election campaign
The country is gearing up for 15 October polls as it tries to shed a legacy of decades of unrest, following the completion of a historic treaty last month between the government and former rebel group Renamo, now the main opposition party.
Sanchez starts for Argentina against France in Rugby World Cup
Sanchez has a ream of French experience, having also played for Stade's Top 14 rivals Bordeaux-Begles and Toulon over four seasons before linking up briefly with the Jaguares in Super Rugby.
Pocock starts alongside Hooper in Wallabies' Rugby World Cup opener
Both Hooper and Pocock are renowned for their expert work in slowing down and turning over opposition ball at the breakdown, which could prove important against a Fiji side that is at its best playing a quick-moving running game.
Crotty in ahead of SBW in strong All Blacks side to face Boks
Sonny Bill Williams has been relegated to the bench as has Ben Smith, with coach Steve Hansen staying with his twin playmaker system - Beauden Barrett at fullback and Crotty's Crusader's teammate Richie Mo'unga at fly-half.
Kohli, bowlers star in India's T20 win over SA
Kohli made 72 off 52 balls as India chased down their target of 150 in 19 overs in Chandigarh to lead the three-match series 1-0 after the opening game was washed out.
'Young guns' take SuperSport to MTN8 final
SuperSport won the two-leg semifinal 3-1 on aggregate and face Highlands Park on 5 October in Soweto for a winners-take-all R8.8 million ($600,000/540,000 euros) prize.
PSG thrash Real in Champions League opener as Man City cruise
Paris Saint-Germain launched their latest quest for Champions League success with a statement win over Real Madrid on Wednesday, while a late Atletico Madrid comeback foiled Juventus as Manchester City eased to victory in Ukraine.
India bans e-cigarettes as vaping backlash grows
The Indian announcement, also outlawing production, import and distribution, came a day after New York became the second US state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes following a string of vaping-linked deaths.
'Dead or alive': Philippines' Duterte warns ex-cons to turn themselves in
Earlier this month Duterte set a 19 September deadline for the ex-convicts to return to jail or face the consequences, and put a one million-peso ($19,000) price on their heads.
Overweight people more likely to have overweight dogs - study
On average, overweight dogs live 1.3 years less than dogs on restrictive diets.
'Fact' - Boks coach says All Blacks get better treatment from refs
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the match was too close to call after the two sides were separated by no more than two points in their past four clashes.
Saudi to announce oil attacks findings as US weighs retaliation
Riyadh, which is bogged down in a five-year war against Tehran-aligned rebels in neighbouring Yemen, has said that the weapons used were Iranian-made, but has not directly blamed its arch rival.