Glamorous Venice Film Festival courts controversy
Some 21 features will be locking horns for the prized Golden Lion, which will be awarded on 8 September at the Palazzo del Cinema on the Venice Lido, the iconic setting for Luchino Visconti's masterpiece 'Death in Venice'.
Flood toll in India's Kerala rises to 445
Around a million people are still packed into temporary relief camps and 15 are reported missing even as the government mounts an operation to clean homes and public places that have been filled with dirt and sand left by the floods.
Sanchez stars as Pumas end Championship losing streak
Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez starred for the Pumas in the second-round match, scoring 17 first-half points as they built a 27-7 half-time lead at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas.
John McCain, war hero and political maverick, dead at 81
McCain, who had been receiving treatment in his home state of Arizona, was surrounded by his wife Cindy and his family during his final hours.
Pope Francis meets Irish abuse victims, expresses 'shame'
Pope Francis on Saturday met with eight Irish abuse victims after expressing "pain and shame" over the "failure" of Catholic Church authorities to deal with the abuses, the Vatican said.
Currie Cup champions, Western Province, overcome rain, wind and Cheetahs
The rain at Newlands stadium became so torrential early in the second half that the tiny crowd and TV viewers could barely recognise the players.
Mali opposition supporters protest against poll result
Opposition candidate and former minister Soumaila Cisse (68) has slammed the 12 August vote that handed a second term to his opponent Keita as marred by fraud.
Chinese ridesharing giant admits 'responsibility' for murder
Police in the city of Wenzhou said Saturday they had arrested a 27-year-old man who worked as a driver on suspicion of raping and killing a female passenger who had used the app to hail a ride.
Outpouring of support for Serena Williams amid 'cat suit' ban
Sportspeople, fans and others around the world have come out in support of tennis superstar Serena Williams amid a ban of her "Black Panther" catsuit by the French Open.
Alcohol kills 2.8mil people per year around the world
Graphic showing deaths attributable to alcohol by age group and consumption, according to a study in the medical journal The Lancet.
Cheika not worried despite another Wallabies loss
Australia have now lost six of their past seven games, and Cheika's record is an unremarkable 25 wins from 50 Tests since he took over in 2014.
Man City held at newly-promoted Wolves
The hosts were well worth a point having attacked City in a fashion precious few sides did last season, but also had luck in their side when Willy Boly's opener was allowed to stand despite the final touch clearly coming off the defender's hand.
Pope admits Church abuse 'shame and pain' on Ireland visit
Pope Francis said he shared in the "shame and pain" of the Catholic Church's "failure" to deal with years of sexual abuse scandals as he began a historic two-day visit to Ireland on Saturday.
French Open to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit
Serena Williams stunned Paris this year in her body-hugging outfit which she said was inspired by the Black Panther superhero movie and made her feel like a "warrior princess".
Barrett masterclass as All Blacks thrash Wallabies
The overwhelming victory means the All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup, which they have held since 2003.
Drenched Hawaii on edge as Hurricane Lane slows its roll
Experts worry the eye of the storm will pass dangerously close to portions of the central Hawaiian islands later Friday and Saturday before turning westward and away from the danger zone.
Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival
Inoue and Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi entered the stadium in Jakarta neck and neck, before the Japanese athlete opened up a small lead.
Liverpool 'not for sale' after £2 billion bid
Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported that Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan approached the club over several months in late 2017 and into early 2018.