LONDON - Welsh preparations for their Rugby World Cup clash with Australia at Twickenham took a spooky twist on Monday with ghostly tales and talk of former King of England Henry VIII.
LONDON - Australia winger Rob Horne's shoulder injury is not as bad as feared and he will stay in the Wallabies World Cup squad while it is treated, defence coach Nathan Grey said on Monday.
LONDON - Australia loose forward Michael Hooper was cited on Monday for charging into a ruck shoulder first during the 33-13 Rugby World Cup victory over England at the weekend.
MELBOURNE - Nauru unexpectedly said on Monday all 600 asylum seekers held at a controversial Australian detention centre will be allowed to move freely around the tiny South Pacific island and all their asylum applications will be processed this week.
CARDIFF - Wales coach Warren Gatland was a relieved man on Sunday after his team qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals following England's defeat by Australia.
LONDON - Australia's emphatic victory over England on Saturday sent the Wallabies through to the quarter-finals but another win over Wales on Saturday could be almost as vital to their hopes of a third Rugby World Cup triumph.
SYDNEY - The Australian government's focus on national security and the war on terror to tackle Islamic extremism, rather than social cohesion and inclusion, has helped create an environment for radicalised Muslim youth to emerge in disproportionate numbers, experts say.
SYDNEY - Authorities in Australia are grappling with a rise in violence perpetrated by teenagers at home as well as working to halt the flow of those who are attempting to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists.
LONDON - Hosts England were eliminated from the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage for the first time after a humiliating 33-13 defeat against Australia that sends the Wallabies and Wales through to the quarter-finals.
LONDON - Michael Cheika has made taking one game at a time the underpinning theme of Australia's World Cup, so there was little surprise that he brushed off a devastatingly brutal victory over England as "just another step".
ISTANBUL - The United States and its NATO allies denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again, raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold War enemies.