LONDON -- Despite a crowded field to unseat him as president of football’s world governing body, Sepp Blatter remains favourite to win a fifth term.
The Football Association has nominated Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, while Dutch FA president Michael van Praag, Former Portugal international Luis Figo and French former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne are also standing.
MADRID -- Researchers looking for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have found part of a casket bearing his initials, and are now analysing bones found inside.
KOUROU -- The European Space Agency is to launch a robotic space plane – the so called Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) – on February 11.
TOKYO -- Nintendo is launching a new version of its popular 3DS handheld console, with additional controls and a three-dimensional screen with better focus.
ATHENS -- Since 2010 Greece has received more than €226 billion in bailouts and raised almost €28bn of its own. Most of this quarter of a trillion euros went to the banks.
SYRIA -- Hundreds of people are celebrating in Kobane, on the frontier with Turkey, after Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town
CANBERRA -- Australia's science agency said Tuesday that the country faces a rise in temperature of up to 5.1 degrees celsius by 2090, outpacing global warming worldwide.
LUHANSK -- At least seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and dozens wounded during clashes with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country.
CUPERTINO -- Apple reported record first quarter profits of $18 billion, boosted by sales of iPhones. Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the three months to December 27.
ATHENS -- Greece’s new Syriza-led government faces a debt mountain of €317bn, of which around €254bn is owed to the troika – ECB, IMF and European Commission.
CUPERTINO -- Details on battery life of the soon-to-be released Apple Watch have emerged from inside sources, revealing its likely capabilities.
LONDON -- Events include general elections in Nigeria, the release of a U.S. government report on the Keystone XL pipeline, and an aviation safety conference in Montreal.
DAMASCUS -- New intelligence suggests that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could be covertly building an underground nuclear complex, aided by Iran and North Korea.
MELBOURNE -- Top seeds Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova contest the women’s final, while Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will clash for the men’s title on Sunday.
CHRISTCHURCH -- The hosts open the ICC Cricket World Cup down under with New Zealand facing Sri Lanka and Australia taking on England in Melbourne.
SYDNEY -- Host nation Australia will looking for victory in their maiden Asian Cup when they face South Korea in the final at Stadium Australia on Saturday.
VAIL -- More than 600 athletes from over 70 countries will take to the slopes for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, hosted at Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
GLENDALE, Arizona -- The New England Patriots, in a record eighth final, meet the Seattle Seahawks, bidding for a second consecutive title, at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
SAN LORENZO -- South America’s premier club competition kicks off with 38 teams from 11 countries battling it out to be crowned continental champions.
ROME -- The northern hemisphere’s premier tournament gets underway - champions Ireland take on Italy, Wales host England and France face Scotland.
KARLSTAD -- The only true winter rally on the WRC circuit, characterised by frozen roads lined with snow banks. VW have taken an early Championship lead.
- This week