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20 Jun 2013 : Bowing to mass protests, authorities of Brazil's two biggest cities -- Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro -- on Wednesday decided to roll back transport fare hikes that had triggered widespread unrest.
20 Jun 2013 : Brazil superstar Neymar scored one goal and set up the other to give hosts Brazil a 2-0 win over Mexico in their Group A game and all but assure them of a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup in Fortaleza on Wednesday.
20 Jun 2013 : The Afghan government lashed out Wednesday at US efforts to broker peace with the Taliban, suspending security talks with Washington and threatening to boycott contacts with the insurgents.
20 Jun 2013 : The United States on Wednesday downgraded China, Russia and Uzbekistan to the bottom of a list for failing to make greater efforts to combat human trafficking, a move which may spark sanctions.
20 Jun 2013 : Brazilian football star Neymar on Wednesday joined his Selecao teammates in backing escalating social protests across the country, and chided President Dilma Rousseff's government for failing to deliver adequate social services.
20 Jun 2013 : South Africa's coach Gary Kirsten admitted his team deserved the tag of chokers after it crashed to a seven-wicket defeat by England in the Champions Trophy semi-final on Wednesday.
20 Jun 2013 : French police on Wednesday arrested Morocco's former Olympic champion Khalid Skah over an extradition request linked to a fierce custody battle between the athlete and the Norwegian mother of his two children.
20 Jun 2013 : The United States has not scheduled talks with the Taliban, the State Department said Wednesday, after reports that discussions with the Afghan insurgent group could begin this week in Qatar.
20 Jun 2013 : The Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its stimulus program for the US economy locked in place, saying that unemployment remains high and growth is still being held back by government spending cuts.
20 Jun 2013 : The return of veteran Dan Carter and the injection of new blood headline a raft of changes to the All Blacks for the final Test against France on Saturday.
20 Jun 2013 : World number one Tiger Woods will not defend his title next week at the US PGA National because of a strained left elbow after doctors advised him to rest before next month's British Open.
20 Jun 2013 : Jockey James Doyle had not ridden a winner at Royal Ascot until Wednesday but the 25-year-old Englishman made up for it in style with a superb treble in front of an admiring Queen Elizabeth II to boot.