Number of measles cases in Europe trippled in 2018
Although vaccination rates are improving the highly contagious virus is spreading in many countries.
Diplomatic relations between France, Italy sink to lowest levels in decades
France has recalled its ambassador to Italy in fury over the Italian government's support for a protest movement in France which could topple the leadership.
May to try to ratchet up EU negotiations over Irish border
On Tuesday night, lawmakers voted on an amendment highlighting growing support for the existing agreement, except the section addressing the thorny border issue.
Somalia declared the most corrupt country in the world: survey
South Africa comes 75th, a little above half-way.
May’s Brexit Plan B a ‘non-starter’
The new plans from Prime Minister Theresa May focus on altering the current Brexit agreement regarding the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
British soldier who rescued dozens in Kenya hotel siege removed from country
The SAS trooper whose identity was being kept secret has been exposed on social media by eyewitnesses who posted his image online.
Ex-French boxer surrenders after clash with Paris riot police
Christophe Dettinger handed himself to police and was immediately detained.
Ariane Grande turned down honour from Queen Elizabeth - report
The singer was widely praised for her response to the disaster, visiting victims in the hospital and holding a massive fundraising concert for victims’ families.
Al-Qaeda plotting terror attacks in Europe - UK security minister
Ben Wallace revealed that the United Kingdom is spending R500 million researching defence methods to such attacks.
Becker drops claim on diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy
The three-time Wimbledon champion was declared bankrupt in 2017 over money owed to a bank.
Business leaders to push ahead with second Brexit vote
A new group called 'Business for a People's Vote' is being launched on Thursday while more than 70 business leaders have written an open letter demanding a public vote on the eventual deal.
Former German nurse admits to murdering 100 patients in his care
The man gave patients fatal doses of medication and is now recognised as one of the world's most prolific serial killers.
Surgery students using mobile phones struggle to use their hands - expert
A leading British medical academic says youngsters are watching TV, playing on computers and using their mobile phone rather than traditional hobbies such as sewing.
10 people killed in Italy storms
In the city of Venice, rising floodwaters have left 75% of the area underwater with vast numbers of tourist sites shut.
Leicester crash witnesses: Pilot prevented larger tragedy by avoiding buildings
The club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and daughter are among five people who died in Saturday’s tragedy.
Is it Usain Salt or Gritney Spears - UK road maintenance vehicles get names
Shropshire council proudly asked for help in naming 24 gritter lorries which will spread salt on the roads to prevent dangerous ice forming.
Famous Brands to close some GBK restaurants in UK, SA
Now South African-owned GBK has filed for a company voluntary arrangement which starts an insolvency process while permitting firms to close unprofitable stores.
European countries in niqab ban face growing criticism
The United Nations Human Rights Committee says the full-face veil ban in France violates the human rights of Muslim women and risks "confining them to their homes,".