The Canterbury Crusaders have showed the calibre of performance that will give their supporters hope they can add an eighth title next week.
A deal to end the conflict in the Gaza Strip looks remote, Israeli ministers have said.
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win on Sunday.
A jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker more than $23-billion in damages, the largest in Florida history.
A Malaysian airliner has been shot down, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by a news agency.
The trade union has called on it's members to intensify the nationwide strike, which has already affected some companies in the automobile sector.
Heavy fighting between militias with anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades broke out near the airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in a tell-all TV interview.
Former death squad commander Eugene de Kock has not been granted parole for his role in the torture and murder of anti-apartheid activists.
Gunmen believed to be from Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab have struck again in Kenya, killing at least 29 people.