Trainer seeks fourth winner in the Classic in seven years but Talent could upset favourite
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds on fifth attempt at crossing after she first tried in 1978
This isn't the first time the New York-born athlete has attempted the swim, in choppy, shark-infested waters
Russian President says former CIA employee remains a free man, and the sooner he chooses destination the better
The one-time hang-out of Noël Coward and Sinatra, has reopened after 50 years
The White House has been forced to deny that President Barack Obama was involved in granting clearance to the hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, for a recent trip to Cuba.
The pair were greeted by big crowds as they strolled through Havana
When the Cuban delegation arrived for the London Olympics last summer, no one paid very much attention to the mid-level government official with thick silver hair who was leading it. Miguel Diaz-Canel was not Raul Castro, after all, and most of the rest of the world had barely heard of him. So why get overly excited? Now we know why Diaz-Canel, 52, was chosen for the task and why just a few weeks earlier he accompanied Raul to the Rio plus 20 Summit on global warming in Brazil. He was being deliberately groomed as the man the Castro brothers had judged to be the best option to take over when finally they cede control to a new generation.
A penthouse overlooking Havana's Malecón seaside wall is a new breed of 'casa particular', says Claire Boobbyer
"It’s about finding your own identity.” It can’t be easy living in the shadow of his famous uncle, Carlos, who helped get him into the Cuban National Ballet School, aged 10, and with whom he shares a striking resemblance.
Lucrative weekend of racing, but sums pale in comparison to Tuesday's £50m yearling auction
His many admirers would not be short of reasons to celebrate a first trainers' championship for John Gosden, who yesterday nosed his way past Aidan O'Brien at the top of the prize money table. Even beyond his skill, decency and intelligence, however, they might treasure the certainty that not one Clarehaven horse will be declared to run this autumn with Gosden's title challenge in mind.
It’s World Music Day and officially three weeks to Latitude! World Music Day or ‘Fete De La Musique’ is an international celebration of all things musical taking place in more than 110 countries and 403 cities around the world with hundreds of music acts taking part in numerous free performances and bringing music to the masses.
So there was Yamile Aldama, sitting in the Roman sunshine, humming along to the soothing sound of Barry White on her iPod, getting ready to start her season as the newly crowned world indoor champion in the triple jump and as a golden prospect on the Olympic medal front at the age of 39.
Jockey dominates Newmarket card while Buick rides second Doncaster three-timer in 24 hours
President Hugo Chavez has travelled to Cuba for another round of cancer treatment, saying he will be in Havana for several days.