Sport

England on the brink of victory

Graeme Swann spins hosts towards victory as New Zealand reside on 158-6 chasing a target of 468 in the final Test.

England on the brink of victory

Sport

Usain Bolt to run 150m race

Two-time reigning Olympic champion will bid to better his world record over 150m on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach.

Usain Bolt to run 150m race

Sport

Bangladesh end Sri Lankan stranglehold

The high scoring first Test ends in a draw as Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim says result is a 'big achievement'.

Bangladesh end Sri Lankan stranglehold

Politics

Will Venezuela's vote affect foreign policy?

Socialist President Hugo Chavez supports "anti-imperialist" integration, but critics want oil wealth spent at home.

Will Venezuela's vote affect foreign policy?

Politics

Q&A: Venezuela's former UN Ambassador

Al Jazeera speaks to Milos Alcalay about the state of diplomacy and foreign policy under President Hugo Chavez.

Q&A: Venezuela's former UN Ambassador

Americas

Wheelchair factory empowers Guatemalans

Jobs and equipment help boost facilities and defy stereotypes for people with disabilities.

Opinion

Washington puts its money on proxy war

The US has been training, advising and conducting joint exercises all over the world with "proxy war on its mind".

Nick Turse

by Nick Turse

Nick Turse

Opinion

Kristof: The journalist as tourist

The New York Times columnist relies on orientalist cliches when writing about Iran, revealing his outdated assumptions.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Business & Economy

Cricket mogul sentenced to 110 years

Lengthy sentence is handed down to financier and cricket mogul Allen Stanford after he siphoned billions from investors.

Cricket mogul sentenced to 110 years

Business & Economy

US set to go after stolen investor funds

Texas jury clears decks for authorities to seize $330m linked to convicted pyramid schemer Allen Stanford.

US set to go after stolen investor funds

Business & Economy

Financier convicted for US investment fraud

Verdict against Allen Stanford, former Texas financier and Caribbean playboy, caps a riches-to-rags trajectory.

Financier convicted for US investment fraud

Sport

Sangakkara sweeps Sri Lanka to huge lead

From a duck in the first innings to a century in the second, Kumar Sangakkara gives South Africa a mountain to climb.

Sangakkara sweeps Sri Lanka to huge lead

Humanitarian crises

Guatemalans celebrate 'burning the devil'

Thousands of people set fire to effigies of Satan in a ritual to get rid of bad luck dating back to colonial times.

Guatemalans celebrate 'burning the devil'

Sport

FIFA bans six more Caribbean officials

While president Sepp Blatter fights to save reputation, FIFA punish several Caribbean officials for ethics violations.

FIFA bans six more Caribbean officials

Sport

Ten Caribbean football officials investigated

World governing body FIFA names officials being probed over involvement in June meeting with Warner and Bin Hammam.

Ten Caribbean football officials investigated