BOSTON -- A million spectators are expected to line the 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton to Boston to cheer on the second-largest field of runners in the Boston Marathon’s 118-year history.
Defending champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya are among a host of past winners in Monday's race.
SHANGHAI -- Lewis Hamilton's dominance of the 2014 F1 season continued on Sunday with victory and a second place for his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will preside over the canonisation of two of his predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, on Divine Mercy Sunday.
SEOUL -- A total of 268 people remain missing after Wednesday's ferry disaster, 28 people are now known to have died and 179 have been rescued.
EDINBURGH -- Latest polls show the independence vote is tightening, with a new high of 74% intending to vote in the September 18 referendum.
DONETSK -- Pro-Russian groups occupying public buildings across eastern Ukraine have demanded a referendum to decide the status of the region.
BRUSSELS -- The United States and European Union say they will impose further sanctions on Russia over its alleged interference in Ukraine.
KABUL -- Despite a high number of complaints of serious electoral fraud the presidential election is being hailed a success, with over 60% turnout.
MESA, Arizona -- American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian, is coming out of retirement – the first step toward swimming at Rio 2016.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON -- April 23 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.
PERTH -- Hopes that the Bluefin mini-sub might soon guide searchers to wreckage of missing flight MH370 are dwindling, with no sign of the plane after seven deployments.