Reading and Leeds Festivals to begin

Thousands of fans prepare to watch Green Day, Eminem and Biffy Clyro at Bramham Park in Leeds and Reading’s Richfield Avenue.

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Back to racing school for rally star Loeb

Sebastien Loeb was a late starter in motorsport, but the French driver is happy to start all over again in his latest challenge after a decade of dominating the rally world.

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China policeman sacked over infant

A Chinese policeman who grabbed an infant from the arms of her father and threw her to the ground is sacked from the force and formally arrested.

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Nadal on historic win

World Sport’s Amanda Davies chats with 2013 French Open champion Rafael Nadal.

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Why Netanyahu clouds peace talks

While commentators have been impressed by John Kerry’s single-mindedness in bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, most are quite pessimistic about the prospect of reaching an agreement. One strong reason for this pessimism is Benjamin Netanyahu’s basic worldview that he has held consistently since the 1980s.

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Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite

A huge wildfire near the Yosemite National Park in California has forced scores of tourists to flee and is threatening several thousand homes.

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Korean golf prodigy

An 11-year-old female golf prodigy in South Korea has big plans. CNN’s Ian Lee reports.

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India’s modern day ‘Gandhis’

The frail, humble man wrapped in a loincloth wearing round-rimmed spectacles is a symbol of India’s independence from British rule that happened today, 67 years ago.

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Pamela Anderson fronts racing team

Pamela Anderson is set to bring a little Hollywood glamor to motorsport after becoming part owner of a sports car racing team.

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How Being Called An Arab Became A Slur

–By CNN’s Hala Gorani At a John McCain political rally a few days ago, a lady told the republican presidential hopeful that she didn’t trust Obama because she’d read that he was an “Arab.” McCain answered: “No Ma’am, he’s a decent family man.” The implication was clear: being Arab – or Muslim as we’ve seen in recent examples throughout the ...

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Israeli jets bomb Lebanon target

Israeli jets have bombed a target south of Beirut, a day after four rockets were fired from southern Lebanon into Israel.

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Meet F1’s ‘Mr. Consistency’

He may hate the attention off the track, but it’s hard to avoid the media glare when you’ve been driving as well as Kimi Raikkonen this season.

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Foreigners among dead in horrific Malaysia bus crash

KUALA LUMPUR: Officials confirmed Thursday foreigners were among the 37 people killed when a bus crashed in Malaysia’s worst-ever road accident, as reports said the vehicle was overloaded and had been banned from roads. The express bus had 53 aboard when it veered off a busy and treacherous mountain road Wednesday, tumbling into a deep gully and scattering dead and injured ...

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