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19 Dec 2013 : Brazil's northern Amazonia state ruled Wednesday that work could resume fully at the World Cup stadium in Manaus where a worker fell to his death over the weekend, media reports said.
19 Dec 2013 : The West Indies made a cautious start to the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Thursday, putting the onus on occupying the crease rather than scoring quickly as they look to level the series.
25 Oct 2013 : Thailand advanced to the quarter-finals of the team event at the SCG BWF World Junior Championships after beating Botswana and Denmark yesterday.
24 Oct 2013 : Ukrainian world boxing champion and popular opposition leader Vitali Klitschko announced on Thursday he would challenge President Viktor Yanukovych in elections due in March 2015.
24 Oct 2013 : Former world number one Rory McIlroy showed he was getting back to near his best as he made a solid start to the $7 million BMW Masters in testing, blustery conditions in Shanghai on Thursday.
24 Oct 2013 : French football clubs will go out on strike for the first time in more than 40 years next month in protest at government plans to tax top earners 75 percent, the clubs announced on Thursday.
24 Oct 2013 : European football's governing body UEFA on Thursday charged CSKA Moscow after their fans were accused of racially abusing Manchester City's Ivorian captain Yaya Toure.
24 Oct 2013 : Graeme Smith smashed a double century and AB de Villiers hit a robust hundred to guide South Africa to an imperious position in the must-win second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday.
24 Oct 2013 : Rookie Marc Marquez denied Thursday he felt added pressure going into this weekend's Japan Grand Prix as he tries to secure the MotoGP championship after failing to clinch the world title in Australia.
24 Oct 2013 : Kenyan police pledged Thursday to boost security for the Nairobi marathon on Sunday, being staged just over a month since Al-Qaeda linked gunmen killed at least 67 people in a shopping mall.
24 Oct 2013 : British Open winner Phil Mickelson admitted to some of his worst recent form after finishing the first round of the $7 million CIMB Classic in Malaysia eight strokes adrift on Thursday.
24 Oct 2013 : Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud was in a stable condition in hospital on Thursday after driving his vintage car into a brick wall.