Record-holder Paula Radcliffe has decided against trying to win back her marathon title at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Sunday. The 35-year-old has pulled out of the British team despite her victory in last weekend’s New York City half-marathon, which was supposed to test her fitness following her return from foot surgery
Sleep is one of the richest topics in science today: why we need it, why it can be hard to get, and how that affects everything from our athletic performance to our income. Daniel Kripke, co-director of research at the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, Calif., has looked at the most important question of all. In 2002, he compared death rates among more than 1 million American adults who, as part of a study on cancer prevention, reported their average nightly amount of sleep.
Suspected Taliban militants killed eight tribal police officers in a village near the Afghan border Saturday, officials said. The shooting happened late Saturday in Massarene, in County Antrim, one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland.
Two British military members were killed and another four people wounded in a "serious shooting incident" at an army base in Northern Ireland, police said. The shooting happened late Saturday in Massarene, in County Antrim, one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland
Former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic has been found not guilty of war crimes in Kosovo by a U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.
The streets in many parts of Zimbabwe wore a festive look Wednesday morning as the nation prepared to swear in opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister. The post was specifically created for Tsvangirai as part of a unity government that Zimbabweans hope will signal an end to the political and economic crises that have gripped the nation for months.