Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the popular Italian paid for a disappointing season without a major trophy.
The Greek Orthodox Church says it will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body.
Rising American star Jordan Spieth dominated the final round to win the Australian Open by six shots and leave world number one Rory McIlroy and third-ranked Adam Scott floundering in his wake on Sunday.
The United States on Monday urged North Korea to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused.
The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.
Foreign ministers from world powers struggled Saturday to nail down a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, with US Secretary of State John Kerry announcing his imminent departure and Iran's chief negotiator downbeat.
This year's AFC Champions League final has set up a contest between the competition's newest team and the continent's most decorated side for the title of Asia's best football club.
France's Tessa Worley, the reigning world giant slalom champion, has been ruled out of the Winter Olympics next February after a fall during the World Cup slalom race at Courchevel on Tuesday.
Brazil's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by half a point to 14.25 percent, seeking to fight inflation during a major slump in the local currency.
Manchester United manager David Moyes had no concerns about his side's performance despite the champions suffering their eighth Premier League defeat of the season at Stoke City's windswept Britannia Stadium.