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Kerry to test waters with India’s Modi

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time on Friday, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington....  more ...

Bolt sprints into Commonwealth Games spotlight

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is set to make his first Commonwealth Games appearance on Friday when he runs in the 4x100m relay as seven more golds are up for grabs in track and field....  more ...

China manufacturing activity surges in July

Chinese manufacturing activity increased sharply in July, rising at its fastest pace in more than two years, an official survey showed Friday, as the world's second-largest economy shows signs of increasing momentum....  more ...

Sierra Leone cyclist tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games

Sierra Leone cyclist Moses Sesay was quarantined and tested for Ebola at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, before being given the all-clear, the athlete has told a British newspaper....  more ...

Leishman leads WGC Bridgestone, Woods four adrift

Australia's Marc Leishman fired a six-under par 64 on Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational with defending champion Tiger Woods four shots back....  more ...

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise....  more ...

Lorde tasked with ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack

Pop sensation Lorde is pulling together the music for the next installment of "The Hunger Games," due out in November, the film's producer Lionsgate announced Thursday....  more ...

London’s theatres in ‘golden period’ says study

London's theatre scene is experiencing a "golden period," better attended than Premier League football and taking more at the box office than cinema in the capital, a report said Thursday....  more ...

Amos trumps Rudisha, Okagbare speeds to sprint double

Botswanan tyro Nijel Amos trumped world record holder David Rudisha in thrilling style over 800m at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday....  more ...

King’s women’s doubles squash defence ends

Joelle King's defence of the Commonwealth Games women's doubles squash title she won with Jaclyn Hawkes is over after she and new partner Amanda Landers-Murphy were beaten by Indians Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal 11-9, 11-5....  more ...

Kerry announces 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said early Friday....  more ...

Social media sizzles as ‘Sharknado 2′ audience grows

Whimsical TV disaster movie "Sharknado 2" reeled in 3.9 million viewers, the Syfy specialty channel said Thursday, one day after the sequel's broadcast....  more ...

Griezmann looking to learn from Atletico teammates

France international Antoine Griezmann said Thursday he hopes to learn from his new teammates at Atletico Madrid as he was unveiled as the Spanish champion's new signing before thousands of fans....  more ...

Huddlestone penalty miss mars Hull’s European debut

Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty as Hull City emerged from their first foray into Europe in their 110-year history with a goalless draw at Slovakian side Trencin....  more ...