Q&A with Shimon Peres on Israel. The Israeli president says the Gaza blockade was put in place to protect the Jewish state from terrorism.
VUVUZELAS: Worldwide audiences and soccer stars – including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi – have complained about the incessant high-pitched whine of the long plastic horns, called vuvuzelas, seen here at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. That reignited calls to ban the vuvuzela, but FIFA chief Sepp Blatter put an end to that discussion early in the tournament. A Cape Town businessman has touted his design for a slightly quieter vuvuzela that reduces the tuneless horn's sound output from a deafening 134 decibels to a more manageable 121 decibels. That sounds good.
Roger Federer, Marcos Daniel, and five other men in this year's 128-player Wimbledon draw are fathers.
Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 is the most anticipated match on the World Cup schedule Tuesday, beside France vs. South Africa, Nigeria vs. South Korea, Greece vs. Argentina.
Spain has regained its swagger with two goals from star striker David Villa during the Spain vs. Honduras match. Can they carry that into their do-or-die game against Chile on Friday?
Tara, a 2-month-old Asian palm civet cub, sits on the shoulder of a Royev Ruchei Zoo employee in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Monday. Zoo employees are hand-feeding two cubs, Tara and Tona, after their mother gave birth to them in April this year and refused to nurse them.
Portugal vs. North Korea, Chile vs. Switzerland, and Spain vs. Honduras on the World Cup schedule Monday, June 21.
First, Spain. Then, France. Now Germany tumbles 0-1 to Serbia in the first round as a controversial referee decision held back the European powerhouse during today's Germany vs. Serbia game.
Bafana Bafana sadness: South African officials are asking local fans to find other World Cup teams to root for.