President Bashar al-Assad's forces fired heavy tank and rocket barrages at a Damascus suburb today, killing five people, opposition activists said, a day before a UN-brokered ceasefire is due to come into force.
An Australian mining services company has fired up to 15 workers who performed an underground version of the Harlem Shake and posted it online, in a second incident of the Internet dance craze sparking safety concerns.
Mano Menezes, the head coach of Brazil's national soccer team, has been sacked, Brazil's national football confederation said.
Wayne Rooney's hot scoring streak continued today as he fired Manchester United 10 points clear in the Premier League title race with the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Fulham.
River Plate forward Ariel Ortega “will not be considered” by the team’s coach, Juan José López, for which “he will have to find himself another team to play in,” club officials confirmed.
Five people were injured when shots were fired between two factions of Boca football hooligans today, at kilometre 12 along the Rosario-Santa Fe motorway when the groups were on their way to watch Boca play against Unión.
Chile coach Claudio Borghi was fired minutes after his team were outclassed 3-1 by Serbia in a friendly which saw midfielder Arturo Vidal sent off for the second international in a row
French fashion house Dior said it is firing John Galliano after complaints were lodged with police that their star designer made offensive and anti-Semitic comments.
British designer John Galliano will go on trial over accusations he made racist insults, the French public prosecutor's office said.