'Sound of Music,' 'Rumours' albums deemed US national treasures
Tony Bennett’s signature song 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco', 'Rock Around the Clock' by Bill Haley and His Comets, and the Temptations’ 1964 classic 'My Girl' were also among the titles selected
Bikes to be dismantled in fight against technological fraud – UCI
UCI president David Lappartient, who won a landslide election victory over Brian Cookson last September, had promised the detection of potential mini-engines in bikes would be one of his top priorities.
Rand slips as market awaits Moody's review
All but two of the 18 economists polled by Reuters this week said South Africa would avoid a credit rating downgrade by Moody’s, which rates the country one notch above junk.
Red-hot Osaka powers past Serena Williams in Miami
Naomi Osaka backed up last week’s Indian Wells title triumph with a brilliant display in the eagerly-anticipated showdown on a day when former number one Victoria Azarenka also triumphed.
France's Sarkozy told he is suspected of taking Gaddafi election money
It is the second major investigation for Sarkozy, who also faced charges of illicit campaign spending overruns during his failed re-election bid in 2012.
Texas serial bomber made video confession before blowing himself up: police
Mark Conditt detailed how he made all seven bombs that have been accounted for - five that exploded in public, one that was recovered before it went off, and one he detonated.
Trump defends congratulatory phone call to Russia's Putin
Donald Trump drew fire from Republicans and Democrats alike for telling reporters on Tuesday that he had congratulated Putin on his re-election and that the two leaders plan to meet.
Peru's president, ensnared in scandals, resigns on eve of impeachment vote
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promised a “constitutional and orderly” transition of power to end what he described as a hostile political climate that had made governing nearly impossible.
Zuckerberg says Facebook made mistakes on user data, vows curbs
Facebook is facing growing government scrutiny in Europe and the US about a whistleblower’s allegations that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user information to build profiles of American voters.
Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners to ease overcrowding
The last time that prisoners were released en masse was in 2016 by Robert Mugabe when prisons were struggling to feed inmates due to lack of funding from the government.
Facebook sued by users over data harvesting
Facebook has been rocked this week by a whistleblower who said Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed information on Facebook users to build detailed profiles on American voters.
Australia won’t bait Rabada in third Test - Smith
SA fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was initially suspended for two matches by the ICC after brushing against the shoulder of Australia captain Steve Smith in Port Elizabeth.
Markle’s wedding ring to follow royal tradition of Welsh gold
Britain’s Prince Harry's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, was the first to use gold from Wales in her ring.
Theresa May’s party ‘was approached’ by Cambridge Analytica
The approach pre-dated May’s time as leader and was made when former Prime Minister David Cameron was running the party.
Merkel strongly condemns Turkish military offensive in Syria
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pointed to the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but also blamed Russia for ‘just watching’ the events unfold.
Kremlin condemns British ambassador’s decision to skip spy briefing
Russia, which has so far refused to explain how Novichok was used to strike down Sergei Skripal, had invited foreign ambassadors to attend the briefing to discuss the case.
Dead Texas bombing suspect identified - report
Police reportedly tracked the suspect to a hotel in Austin and were following his vehicle when he pulled to the side of the road and detonated a device, killing himself.
Monitor: Strike in northwest Syria kills 20, including 16 children
Idlib is the largest, most populous area still held by rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces are backed in the war by Russian air power.