Kubica to leave Williams at end of F1 season
The 34-year-old made his race return this season after suffering near-fatal injuries, including a partially severed right arm, in a minor rally in Italy on the eve of the 2011 season.
Huawei talks up own apps with Mate 30 challenge to Apple, Samsung
It was Huawei’s first launch of an all-new smartphone since US President Donald Trump hit the world’s No. 2 player in the market with a US export ban in May.
Amnesty accuses Hong Kong police of abuses, torture of protesters
Anti-government protesters, many masked and wearing black, have thrown petrol bombs at police and central government offices, stormed the Legislative Council, blocked roads to the airport, trashed metro stations and lit fires on the streets of the Chinese-ruled city.
Libyan Coast Guard picks up nearly 500 migrants in region surrounding Tripoli
Libya’s western coast is a main departure point for migrants fleeing war and poverty and hoping for new lives in Europe, though the number of crossings has dropped sharply since July 2017.
Rand firms on economic stimulus, easing trade tensions
The rand is benefiting from easing Sino-US trade tensions, Wayne McCurrie, portfolio manager at FNB private wealth said.
Most open World Cup in years good for game - All Blacks' Hansen
The All Blacks’ decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings came to an end in recent weeks.
Students begin global climate strike with message for governments: Do your job
Similar protests, inspired by the 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, are planned in some 150 countries on Friday.
Federer happy for China to host Laver Cup
Roger Federer said he would be happy for the Laver Cup to be played in China in the future, ahead of the tournament’s third edition starting on Friday in Geneva.
Kenya cuts 2019/20 financial year spending plans by 2.1%
The former finance minister Henry Rotich was criticised for raising spending in June and imposing additional tax measures on already squeezed taxpayers.
Ethiopia rejects Egypt's plan for operating giant dam on the Nile
The two nations disagree over the annual flow of water that should be guaranteed to Egypt and how to manage flows during droughts.
Rise in crime tied to rising blood pressure
Living in high-crime areas has long been linked to higher rates of heart disease and cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, researchers noted.
Rand flat as central bank seen holding key rate
The rand was little changed on Thursday, ahead of the central bank’s monetary policy decision later in the day where economists expect it to keep the key rate unchanged.
Trump sees many options short of war with Iran after attacks on Saudis
Trump said on Twitter that he had ordered the US Treasury to “substantially increase sanctions” on Iran, which denies carrying out the attacks, and told reporters the unspecified, punitive economic measures would be unveiled within 48 hours.
Trudeau apologises for dressing up in brown face, election chances could suffer
The image of a 29-year-old Trudeau with his face in dark make-up is a major challenge for a leader who often speaks about the need to fight racial discrimination and who has three prominent ministers of Indian descent in his cabinet.
Fire in Liberia school kills at least 27 children
Police spokesman Moses Carter had originally said 30 children were killed before revising the death toll down to 27.
Rand steadies as investors wait on US fed rates, stocks down
At 1500 GMT the rand was 0.37% firmer after two consecutive sessions of losses as a spike in global oil prices.
Israel's Netanyahu fails to win majority in close election
The outcome dealt a new blow to Israel’s longest-serving leader who was already weakened by the inability to put together an administration after an inconclusive election in April.
I deserve more Ballon d'Or awards than Messi, says Ronaldo
Ronaldo, 34, has won the renowned France Football magazine trophy for the world’s best player five times - as many as Messi - but is eager for more as he moves into the twilight of his career.