French President Francois Hollande and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed Thursday to coordinate strikes against Islamic State, but differences over Syria's future hampered efforts to bring Russia into a wider alliance to fight the jihadists.
The value of an in-form striker was underlined as Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Athletic Bilbao needed goals from pivotal front men to grab vital wins that booked places in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.
The Kings and Tokyo's Sunwolves might appear to have first dibs on the wooden spoon in next year's Super rugby, but the perennially struggling Cheetahs aren't developing a superiority complex just yet.
Rory McIlroy won Dubai's DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, overhauling overnight leader Andy Sullivan with four birdies on the back nine to also be crowned Europe's top money earner for a third year in four.
IAAF president Sebastian Coe, who is at the centre of controversy over his links to Nike, has admitted that the process by which the 2021 world championships were awarded to Eugene in America was wrong, The Times newspaper reported Thursday.
That's the conclusion of a recent UK study. In other research, scientists and psychologists have carefully examined sleeping positions as a means of revealing personality traits and analysing non-verbal communication.
There are many potential health benefits to pet ownership, but a good night's sleep might not necessarily be one of them, a study suggests, although most of the respondents said their animals helped them to sleep better.
Dr Michael Mol and John Berry's new cookbook is aimed at the everyday family cook who has their eye on healthier meals, but that doesn't mean dessert is off the menu. Try their recipe for chocolate tartlets
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4Matic Petronas 2015 World Champion Edition offers four-wheel drive, 381hp, a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds plus a host of unique racing-inspired features and will be going on sale as a memento of a momentous achievement.