New World Bank CEO defends localisation
The World Bank's newly appointed chief executive gave a spirited defence of globalisation during her first official visit to China.
Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years
Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday.
Chicago Fire sign Schweinsteiger from Manchester United
Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed a deal to join Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire.
Adidas takes sweat out of sweater shopping with in-store machine
It hopes the drive will help it adjust better to fickle fashion trends, allowing it to sell more products at full price.
Health, behaviour problems can linger after child abuse
Child abuse early in life is also a risk factor for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Kim Kardashian: I'm a ‘much better’ person after Paris robbery
Kardashian called off all public engagements for 3 months after the robbery, increased security & abandoned her prolific social media postings.
'Sesame Street' to welcome first autistic Muppet
Long-running children's television show 'Sesame Street' is welcoming a new kid to the block - a Muppet with autism called Julia.
Sex drugs worth R20.6m seized in South Africa
Sars spokesman Sandile Memela said the police would investigate who had sent the pills and the intended recipient.
Roman Polanski wants 1977 rape case over, attorney tells LA judge
Fugitive movie director Roman Polanski will have to wait up to 3 months to hear if he can resolve his 4-decade-old rape case.
IRA street fighter turned statesman, Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
McGuinness was forced to step down in January, a number of months before a planned retirement, because of an undisclosed illness.
Australia again denounced over treatment of Aborigines as UN investigates
UN's Victoria Tauli-Corpuz this week started a 15-day tour to review the impact of laws surrounding the government’s 2007 intervention.
SA hit by new crisis after Bafana match-fixing revelations
Fifa said the outcome of South Africa’s 2-1 home win in African Group D in November had been contrived.
Leicester’s Vardy got death threats over Ranieri sacking
The 30-year-old striker said he had suffered abuse walking along the street and also said his wife had been repeatedly “cut up” while driving.
Man City charged with misconduct in Liverpool game
Referee Michael Oliver was surrounded by City players after he awarded Liverpool a spot kick following a Gael Clichy foul on Roberto Firmino.
As Iraqi forces fight to take Mosul, car bomb in Baghdad kills 23 people
Federal police sources later said the officers had been killed and Iraqi forces were trying to recover the bodies.
US to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics
A separate official confirmed an Associated Press report that the ban will affect 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Macron seen winning French TV debate, clashes with Le Pen
Only the top two candidates go through to the runoff, where polls show Macron easily beating Le Pen.
South Korea’s Park apologises, promises cooperation in graft probe
Park Geun-hye, 65, became South Korea’s first democratically elected president to be removed from office.