All Blacks to mix-n-match as World Cup looms
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will again balance the double expectations of winning every test match while trying to give less experienced players a chance to develop as he beds down his tactics and squad for next year’s Rugby World Cup.
Boks look to build depth and confidence during Rugby Championship
Rassie Erasmus will have at his disposal a number of stalwart players who have yet to feature in the Springbok side this year due to injury, but must do without the impact of Duane Vermeulen.
Low turnout in Mali election due to security fears, opposition charges fraud
Official second-round results are not expected for a few days but Keita is predicted to seal a second term in office.
Australia keen to measure up against All Blacks
With Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani both ruled out of the tournament, the versatile Reece Hodge is tipped to be thrown the number 13 jersey and faces a baptism of fire in the position against the All Blacks in Saturday’s opener in Sydney.
US warns on Russia's new space weapons
Yleem DS Poblete, US Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, was addressing the UN’s Conference on Disarmament in Geneva which has been discussing a new treaty to prevent an arms race in outer space.
Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronic products
The president said Turkey has been taking necessary measures regarding the economy, amid a slide in the lira currency exacerbated by the dispute with Washington.
Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes at convention
The event was meant to test the strength of US election infrastructure and details of the vulnerabilities would be passed onto the states, it added.
E-cigarette vapour tied to changes in lung cells
Earlier studies looked just at the effect on cells of the liquid that goes into an e-cigarette rather than at the vaporised chemicals.
Pedestrians hurt as car hits barriers at UK parliament, man arrested
Police said they could not immediately say whether it was a terrorism-related incident or not.
Gold Fields plans to slash jobs in mine restructure
The bullion producer said it would restructure its last South African asset as it can no longer sustain losses.
Taliban militants overrun Afghan army base, capture dozens of soldiers
The insurgents had captured tanks and ammunition in Chenayeeha army base, in Ghormach district of Faryab province, in an offensive that began on Sunday, according to Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of the provincial council.
Rand bounces back after Turkey-linked slump
The rand, one of the most deeply traded emerging market currencies worldwide, fell more than 10% early on Monday before recovering to end the day around 2.3% weaker.
Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals
The designer of the 'Uritrottoir' - a combination of the French words for urinal and pavement - said it offered an 'eco solution to public peeing'.
Ethiopian forces kill at least 40 in east - regional official
The victims killed by security forces in eastern Ethiopia at the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday.
Sarb 'nowhere near' intervention on rand - deputy governor
The rand slid more than 10% to a 2-year low against the dollar in early trade as a renewed rout in the Turkish lira spread to other emerging market currencies.
Pouille outlasts Murray in Cincinnati opener
The Scot went under the knife in January but has had a frustrating time since he came back to the ATP circuit in June.
Orchard raises $150m to expand after GSK gene therapy deal
The new financing comes four months after its acquisition of a portfolio of GlaxoSmithKline rare disease medicines, including the gene therapy Strimvelis.
Serena dominates in return at Cincinnati Masters
Williams, who made the Wimbledon final last month but withdrew from last week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal for personal reasons, cracked eight aces and was never broken as she dispatched the 24-year-old Australian.