Brazil's Temer escapes corruption charges in committee vote
The full lower house of Brazil’s Congress still must vote on the charges but is expected to shelve them next week, sparing Temer from trial by the Supreme Court.
Smugglers offer new routes to Europe for jobless Tunisians
Thousands have made the dangerous 300km journey between Libya and the Italian island of Lampedusa this year and hundreds more are thought to have died.
Portugal minister resigns over deadly wildfires
Hundreds of fires have raged across northern and central Portugal since Sunday after the driest summer in nearly 90 years, killing at least 41 people.
African rulers’ weapon against web-based dissent - the off switch
While countries in the Middle East and China employ firewalls and block virtual private networks to control web access, leaders in Africa increasingly prefer the blunter instrument of outright outages.
Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse
The new rules, which will likely be introduced in the next few weeks, are aimed at tackling one of Twitter’s biggest and long-lasting problems.
'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid
In a video clip posted online, TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said she had the right to run for Russia’s top political job under the country’s constitution.
‘Fake news!’: Ireland rebukes Trump over corporate tax claim
President Donald Trump’s assertion that he had heard Ireland was going to cut its already low corporate tax rate is ‘fake news’, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.
Brilliant De Villiers steers South Africa to series win
AB de Villiers smashed his highest ODI score as South Africa posted 353 for six in their 50 overs having been asked to bat.
Mercedes and Hamilton on brink of F1 titles
Lewis Hamilton could be crowned Britain’s first four-times Formula One world champion in Texas this weekend.
'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize
George Saunders is the second consecutive US writer to win the prize after the rules were changed in 2014 to allow authors of any book written in English and published in the UK to compete.
FA apologises to women internationals Aluko and Spence
Drew Spence, a mixed-race player, alleged that after being called up to the England team in 2015 she was asked by her former manager how many times she had been arrested.
Damages for Grenfell fire victims may total just £4m
The blaze engulfed a 24-storey social housing block in west London on 14 June, killing an estimated 80 people in the country’s deadliest fire since World War Two.
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem
With the ATP Finals coming up next month, the world number one said he had made the decision to pull out of the Basel tournament after getting medical advice.
Zimbabwe to slash budget deficit despite looming elections
The country has over the last four years failed to cut its deficit despite promises to do so, mainly due to high government spending on public sector salaries.
YouTube debuts comedy video series in VR push
YouTube virtual reality video series ‘The Confessional’ debuted on Tuesday, featuring comedians Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow and Howie Mandel.
Kenyan election board chairman says hard to guarantee free election
Wafula Chebukati said on Wednesday ahead of a repeat presidential poll on 26 October that it was “difficult” to guarantee the election would be free and fair.
Tour de France organisers seek uncharted territory
Tour director Christian Prudhomme has tried to spice up the route with new climbs to make the race more exciting.
'Chaotic response to Somali bombing cost lives'
More than three days after the bombing, hundreds of people were still searching for relatives in hospitals and trying to access the blast site, witnesses said.