Van Niekerk breaks 300m world record at Golden Spike meet
Van Niekerk's time also beat the Ostrava meeting record set by Usain Bolt in 2010.
US unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban
The measures would affect 325,000 airline passengers on about 2,000 commercial flights arriving daily in the US, on 180 airlines from 280 airports in 105 countries.
Driver rams his car into Brazil’s presidential residence
Access to the area was closed after the incident. Temer lives in Jaburu, another official residence, less than a mile away from Alvorada.
Celebration and protest as China president visits Hong Kong
An annual protest to press for full democracy in the city is expected to take place after Xi’s departure on the afternoon of 1 July.
Australian police charge Vatican treasurer over historical sexual assaults
Pell’s Vatican spokesman and a spokeswoman for the Australian Catholic Church did not respond immediately to emails seeking comment.
Italy pleads to EU for help with migrants, threatens to close ports
Italy is the main point of arrival for most African migrants to European shores this year, and more boats are sent out almost daily.
Widows of executed Nigerian activists seek Shell apology, compensation
Shell, the largest oil producer in Nigeria, has repeatedly denied any involvement in the executions or the government’s response to the unrest.
South Sudan deports three US citizens who served in military
Social media accounts and a magazine interview in the names of two of the men suggested they had recently been fighting pro-Russian forces in Ukraine.
Venezuela hunts rogue helicopter attackers, Maduro foes smell rat
The attack exacerbated an already full-blown political crisis in Venezuela after three months of opposition protests demanding general elections.
UK prosecutors charge six people over 1989 Hillsborough disaster that killed 96
Police at first blamed the tragedy on drunken fans, an explanation that was always rejected by the families of the victims and the wider Liverpool community.
SA’s maize output to hit record high as forecast left unchanged
The crop would beat the previous record set in 1981, although analysts and traders had forecast it to hit an even higher 15.82 million tonnes.
SA car industry pledges to boost black-owned firms
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers said it was supportive of increasing black South African industry ownership but wanted policy certainty.
#RandReport: Weak dollar boosts rand, mining stocks
By 1515 GMT the rand had gained 0.36% to 12.9725 per dollar, dipping below the psychological 13.00 level as investors sold the greenback and bought emerging currencies.
Teixeira denies impropriety in wake of Garcia report
Ricardo Teixeira is one of three CBF presidents indicted in the US in the FIFA corruption scandal
UK ex-police chiefs charged over 1989 stadium disaster that killed 96
Police at first blamed the tragedy on drunken fans, an explanation that was always rejected by survivors.
UN rights boss urges all sides to spare civilians in Raqqa
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein urged all sides in the battle to oust the Islamist militants.
S.Korea spy agency says 'unpardonable' N.Korea threatens its citizens
North Korea issued a statement earlier on Wednesday with a standing order for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.