Dakar Rally chief Etienne Lavigne said that the next edition of the competition which takes off from Mar del Plata, Argentina next January first and ends in Lima, Peru, fifteen days later, is the most renewed and challenging version since the rally moved to South America in 2008.
The International Olympic Committee has shelved an investigation into former FIFA head Joao Havelange after he resigned as an IOC member just days before an ethics hearing into his conduct, IOC President Jacques Rogge told reporters.
A luxury sports car outing in Japan has ended in what may be one of the most expensive car crashes in history. Eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini and two other vehicles were involved in the pile-up in the southern prefecture of Yamaguchi.
Chinese president Hu Jintao was the first to congratulate the newly formed CELAC and expressed Beijing’s wishes to strengthen trade relations, cooperation and political understanding with the region.
Brazil, plagued by delays and in-fighting in its preparations for the 2014 World Cup, could stage the event in two months' time if necessary, the country's sports minister said on Friday.
Meryl Streep has been named best actress for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in upcoming film The Iron Lady by the New York Film Critics Circle.
What can be greater for Brazilians than the 2014 World Cup which will be hosted by the country? The best beauty contest of all times…the several reasons to visit Brazil in spite of all the street killings: the Miss Bumbum competition.
US Harvard University engineers have built a limbo-dancing robot that can squeeze under obstacles in its path for search and rescue missions.
Mexico celebrated as mariachi music was named to UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage in need of preservation. The Mexican music was among the new entries chosen by envoys at a meeting in Indonesia to be inscribed on the UN cultural agency's list of intangible heritage items.
The Belgian artist William Sweetlove (born Oostende, Belgium, 1949) has placed 330 gigantic sculptures with a strong ecological message in the international airport of Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay.