Kisner first round leader in benign Open conditions
On a day when some of the game’s less famous outscored the big names, Kisner earned a one-stroke lead over long-hitting fellow American Tony Finau and South Africans Erik van Rooyen and Zander Lombard.
Israeli air strike kills Hamas man in Gaza
The Israeli military confirmed it had carried out a strike targeting Hamas militants who were about to launch balloons rigged with flammable material over the border into Israel.
Civilians killed in Afghanistan air strike: officials
The civilian deaths add to a total that reached record levels in the first half of the year, according to a United Nations report this week that noted a sharp jump in casualties from air strikes.
Visiting Northern Irish border, PM May to defend her Brexit plan
May will tell the people of Northern Ireland on Friday that her Brexit plan is the best way to avoid a hard border with Ireland, standing firm against critics in her own party.
Turkish court rejects Australia's request to extradite Islamic State recruiter
Australia had been pressing Turkey to extradite Prakash since he was first detained there nearly two years ago.
Kabila says election on track but stays mum on own future
Joseph Kabila is barred by the constitution from seeking a third term in the election but has refused publicly to rule out a run.
France's Macron under fire after aide caught beating protester
Opposition parties condemned the presidency’s handling of the matter, arguing the punishment was too lenient and that the incident should have been referred promptly to judicial authorities.
Trump invites Putin to Washington despite US uproar over Helsinki summit
What happened at Monday’s one-on-one between Trump and Putin with only interpreters present remained a mystery, even to top officials and US lawmakers who said they had not been briefed.
Britain identifies Russians suspected of Skripal nerve attack - news agency
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, were found unconscious on a public bench in the English city of Salisbury on 4 March.
Alphabet to deploy balloon Internet in Kenya with Telkom in 2019
Known as Project Loon, the technology was developed by Alphabet’s X, the company’s innovation lab.
Trump says looks forward to second Putin meeting
The Republican president accused the media of distorting comments in which he gave credence to Putin’s denials of election interference.
India approves bill to prosecute fugitive tycoons
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill law is part of a push to prosecute dozens of people have fled in the last four years, including tycoon Vijay Mallya.
#RandReport: Rand retreats after lending rate unchanged, stocks steady
At 1545 GMT the rand was 2.25% weaker at 13.55/dollar; bonds were also weaker, with the yield on the benchmark paper due in 2026 adding 6 basis points to 8.74%.
Nigeria to need up to $300 million for new national carrier - document
Nigeria’s previous national carrier, Nigeria Airways, was founded in 1958 and wholly owned by the government; it ceased to operate in 2003.
No-deal Brexit would cost European Union 1.5% of GDP - IMF
Britain is due to leave the EU on 29 March next year, and Theresa May has yet to reach a consensus within her own Conservative Party on what future ties with the EU should look like.
Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopian border - Eritrean Press agency
There was no immediate confirmation from the government in Asmara, but the move would be consistent with rapidly improving ties between the Horn of Africa neighbours.
France hits back at Trevor Noah over make-up of World Cup team
Fifteen of the 23-man French World Cup squad have family origins in Africa, although only two of them were born in Africa and moved to France.
F1 champion Hamilton staying with Mercedes to 2020
The 33-year-old Briton would have been out of contract at the end of this season and the negotiations have been a major talking point in the paddock.