The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has cancelled its fifth independence celebrations as it struggles to end a civil war that has left thousands dead and ravaged the economy, the government said Tuesday.
Thirteen years ago a Slovakian handball player did a few South Africans a favour. It's unlikely they knew of Maros Kolpak before 2003 and it's uncertain if any have met him since, but the favour is about to run out.
Rank outsider Jack Miller won a chaotic and rain-disrupted Dutch MotoGP in Assen yesterday that saw second-placed Marc Marquez consolidate his lead at the top of the championship standings after his rivals suffered in the wet.
High-energy indie pop group Fitz and the Tantrums has babies dancing along to their music, their single, "HandClap", has figured in film and television trailers, and their self-titled album has debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart at number 17.
Toyota said on Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals and an exploding airbag crisis.