Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China
Maria Sharapova powers through, Sara Errani tumbles in China

World number four Maria Sharapova powered through her first-round match at the $5.4 million China Open on Sunday, but faces a tricky opponent at the next stage in Beijing.

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts
Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Maria Sharapova leads tributes as Li Na says goodbye
Maria Sharapova leads tributes as Li Na says goodbye

Maria Sharapova led tributes to Li Na at China`s Wuhan Open Sunday as the local hero tearfully explained her decision to retire to journalists in Beijing.

Maria Kirilenko into WTA Korea Open quarters
Maria Kirilenko into WTA Korea Open quarters

Russia`s Maria Kirilenko reached her first quarter-final of the year on Thursday when she came from behind to beat Czech third seed Klara Koukalova at the WTA Korea Open.

Ukraine Army says repelled rebel assault on Donetsk airport

The Ukrainian military said on Saturday its forces had repelled an insurgent attack on the airport in the eastern separatist stronghold of Donetsk, despite an eight-day ceasefire.

Serena Williams eyeing sixth US Open title
Serena Williams eyeing sixth US Open title

All joking aside, if this keeps up Serena Williams won`t need a back-up plan.

How Maria Sharapova may soon not be a Russian!
How Maria Sharapova may soon not be a Russian!

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova would soon be an outlaw if she does not fly to Moscow and comply with President Vladimir Putin's new law that requires all 10 million Russians with dual citizenship to register with the Kremlin.

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down by Russian missile

Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Maria Sharapova rallies to reach US Open third round
Maria Sharapova rallies to reach US Open third round

French Open champion Maria Sharapova produced a gritty, three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru on Wednesday to reach the second round of the US Open.

Four-year-old girl survives 11-day ordeal in bear-infested Siberian forest

A four-year-old girl was recovering in hospital Wednesday after being lost for nearly two weeks in a bear-infested forest in the Russian far north with only her puppy to defend her.

Ukraine says stopped Russian `humanitarian` convoy into east

Ukraine said it warded off a Russian attempt to send troops across the border under the guise of a humanitarian mission, fuelling Western fears that Moscow is planning to invade.

Mathieu Valbuena completes Dynamo Moscow move

France international playmaker Mathieu Valbuena has completed his transfer to Russian side Dynamo Moscow from Marseille, a director of the Ligue 1 club told journalists on Saturday.

EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials

The Dutch foreign minister says the European Union is imposing new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia`s actions in Ukraine.

Ukraine tightens grip on rebels amid pressure for truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was to face renewed European pressure today to talk to pro-Russian rebels on a truce as Kiev tightened its grip around jittery rebel stronghold Donetsk.

Watch two planes narrowly avoid collision at Barcelona airport

A video showing two planes almost colliding at Barcelona airport has received over one million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on Saturday.

Russia seeks international efforts to save Iraq, Syria

The international community should join hands in preventing Iraq and Syria from disintegration, a senior Russian diplomat said Monday.

Ukraine army takes control of shattered border post

Crouching behind sandbags next to the bombed out remains of a roadside cafe that once catered for truck drivers and tourists, Ukrainian troops guarded the Dolzhansky border post with Russian.

Sunanda Tharoor case: Subramanian Swamy demands court-monitored investigation

Demanding a court-monitored investigation in the Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor`s death case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that he will be filing a PIL within the next four weeks.

Russian TV reporter killed in east Ukraine fighting

A Russian state television reporter was killed on Tuesday during a fierce battle in Ukraine`s separatist east that put Kiev`s tattered relations with Moscow under further strain.

INS Sindhurakshak raised on pontoon in Mumbai dockyard

Ten months after it sank following an explosion killing all 18 personnel on board, the Russian- origin Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhurakshak has been brought out of water and rested on a pontoon in the naval dockyards in Mumbai.