'Air Cocaine' smuggling trial starts in France
In what has become known as the 'Air Cocaine' case, Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos are accused of trying to smuggle 680 kilogrammes of the drug out of France.
White House gets report that could trigger auto tariffs
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has labelled as 'frightening' the prospect that European car imports could be declared a national security threat to the US.
Ronaldo back in Madrid ready to tackle favourite victim Atletico
It will be a homecoming of sorts for the 34-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo who lived a stone's throw away from Atletico's training centre.
Bayern carrying German Champions League hopes against Liverpool
After Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 mauling at Tottenham Hotspur last week, and with Schalke facing English champions Manchester City on Wednesday, Bayern hold Germany's best hope of quarterfinal representation.
Porsche warns of Brexit price hike on UK cars
Customers who had already paid a deposit by 17 January will not be affected by the potential tariff hikes, Stuttgart-based Porsche said in a statement.
2019 Cricket World Cup: Who will be hot or not?
With Tuesday marking 100 days to go before the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, who is set to steal the limelight?
IS defends final pocket of dying 'caliphate' in Syria
Diehard IS jihadists are trapped in their last patch of territory of less than half a square kilometre in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border.
Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court
The athlete made no comment as she arrived at the court in Lausanne for the start of a week-long hearing that could define the rest of her career.
Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince after $20bn deals
Pakistan will confer its highest civilian honour on the Saudi crown prince on Monday, a day after he signed investment deals worth $20 billion on the first stop of an Asian tour clouded by his alleged role in the grisly murder of a dissident journalist.
Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told lawmakers security agencies looking at a hack of lawmakers 'also became aware that the networks of some political parties; Liberal, Labor and Nationals have also been affected'.
Navratilova backs Semenya ahead of IAAF gender rule hearing
Track and field's global governing body wants to introduce the rule changes in order to promote what it says will be fairer competition between all female athletes.
West Indies batsman Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup
The 39-year-old opener, who has scored 9,727 runs in 284 ODIs, is set to play his first international since last July against England on Wednesday.
Germany claims the crown for record gathering of smurfs
Fans of the blue elf-like creatures created in a Belgian comic strip in 1950s, managed to gather 2,762 people dressed and painted blue in the regulation smurf attire -- curly hats and all.
Nigeria counts cost of postponed presidential poll
The streets of Lagos, the country's sprawling commercial hub of more than 20 million people, were empty following disappointment and anger at the last-minute decision.
Victoria Beckham goes 'retro' at London Fashion Week show
The former Spice Girl chose the rarified galleries of the Tate Britain museum, a neoclassical building home to some of the country's most treasured art, for only her second catwalk show in the British capital.
Five civilians killed in Boko Haram clash with troops
The deaths happened in the town of Buni Yadi, in Yobe state, on Saturday, in an attack that the military said also killed five jihadists and four soldiers.
Shootings kill eight in eastern DR Congo
The shootings came as Martin Fayulu, controversially beaten by fellow opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi in the December 30 presidential election, was in the province for a meeting at Butembo, 266 km from Goma.
Kenya recalls its ambassador to Somalia as territorial row escalates
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague is considering a claim on their maritime boundaries brought by Somalia in 2014 after negotiations over the 100,000 sq. km stretch of sea floor broke down.