Australia launch bid for 2027 World Cup
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan while the 2023 event was controversially awarded to France last month.
'World losing the battle against climate change'
Emmanuel Macron, who has worked to establish his role as a global leader, says modern-day science was revealing with each day the danger that global warming posed to the planet.
Bitcoin hits another record high in march towards $20,000
On Sunday, Cboe Global Markets launched bitcoin futures, enabling investors to get exposure to the currency via a large, regulated exchange.
Australia lean towards Mitchell Marsh for third Ashes test
Mitchell Marsh, who had shoulder reconstruction earlier this year, will provide medium-paced backup to frontline quicks Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.
[ALERT] CPI slows to 4.6% year/year in November
On a month-on-month basis, inflation slowed to 0.1% in November from 0.3% in October.
FBI officials said Clinton 'has to win' race to White House – NYT
Peter Strzok, a senior FBI agent, said Clinton 'just has to win' in a text sent to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the 'Times' reported.
'We are one' - Palestinian Christians, Muslims unite against Trump's call
Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
Philippine Congress debates Duterte's push for martial law extension
Rodrigo Duterte argues emergency powers are needed because pro-Islamic State militants were regrouping and preparing for a new wave of attacks.
All Blacks captain Read to have back surgery
Kieran Read had an injury-plagued 2017 due to thumb and wrist issues and was ruled out of the team’s final test against Wales last month.
Democrat Jones wins US Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump
With 99% of the vote counted, Doug Jones had a 1.5 percentage-point lead over Roy Moore.
May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels
Theresa May’s government is trying to pass a bill through parliament that will repeal the 1972 legislation binding Britain to the EU and copy existing EU law into domestic law.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons
The North Korean leader was speaking at the close of a rare two-day munitions conference to celebrate the Hwasong-15. Kim also said North Korea should develop and manufacture more diverse weapons.
Afreximbank pledges up to $1.5 billion to post-Mugabe Zimbabwe
Cairo-based Afreximbank was a major funder of Zimbabwe while the country was cut off from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank for having defaulted on its debt in 1999.
Polls close in tight Alabama Senate race with high stakes for Trump
Roy Moore, 70, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, is battling former US Attorney Doug Jones, 63, who hopes to pull off an upset victory in the deeply conservative Southern state.
Tight race as ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor
In a race seen as too close to call, seven candidates are seeking to succeed President Zuma, who has been at the helm of the party for a decade.
Broken pipeline cuts British supply during peak energy demand
Britain’s biggest pipeline from its North Sea oil and gas fields is likely to be shut for several weeks for repairs, its operator said.
Turkey chides Arabs for ‘weak’ reaction to Trump’s Jerusalem move
Turkey criticised what it said was a feeble Arab reaction to the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
#RandReport: Rand, stocks ease in cautious trade
The rand weakened on Tuesday as an upcoming conference of the ANC to pick a new leader and bets of higher interest rates in the US kept investors cautious.