Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has thrown in the towel as the primary conductor of the Rome Opera after six years, amid funding problems and strikes.
Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America.
Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn't possibly get any worse -- and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard.
Zhazira Nurimbetova is a 4-year university student at present and will proceed with her professional career of a model only with an approval of her family.
As many as 125 students at Harvard University are being probed for allegedly cheating in a final exam at the elite institution.
Miss China won the coveted title of Miss World on Saturday, triumphing on home soil during a glitzy final held in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert.
Adilbek Niyazimbetov, Kazakhstan boxer in the -81 kg weight division, reached the final of the boxing competition at the Olympics.
Kazakhstan boxer Serik Sapiyev has reached the final of the boxing competition in light welterweight (-69 kg) division at the Olympics in London.
Barring catastrophe in the semi-finals Usain Bolt will face fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake in Thursday's 200 metres final where victory would see him attain legendary status in his own eyes.
Spain confirmed their status as one of the greatest national teams in football history by overwhelming Italy 4-0 in Sunday's Euro 2012 final in Kiev to retain their European crown.
Victoria Mominbayeva, mother of six children and owner of arts gallery, has become Missis Kazakhstan 2011.
Kazakhstan tennis professional Yaroslava Shvedova has got into quarterfinals of US Open Doubles.
Kazakhstan boxing club The Astana Arlans is planning to win the finals of the World Series of Boxing in China on May 6 and 7.
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