Referees have been told to crack down on incidents which could lead to concussion in rugby union's autumn international series.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova will be reinstated as a UN goodwill ambassador when her suspension for using a prohibited drug expires next April, a UN statement says.
Fifa says it has not banned the display of poppies by England and Scotland footballers, insisting any such claim is a "distortion of the facts".
Ilhan Omar, 34, has made history by becoming the first Somali legislator in the United States.
A novel written in a single unbroken sentence has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2016.
An investigation into whether actor Brad Pitt was abusive towards his son in September has ended with no finding of wrongdoing, US media report.
Prince Harry has confirmed US actress Meghan Markle is his girlfriend, in a statement from Kensington Palace attacking the media for subjecting her to a "wave of abuse and harassment".