Political arrests follow protests that killed 166 in Ethiopia
Violent demonstrations broke out in the capital Addis Ababa and the surrounding Oromia region following the murder last Monday of popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa which fuelled ethnic tensions.
Broadway actor dies age 41 from coronavirus
Nick Cordero had been comatose for months but regained consciousness in early May, able to move and communicate through only his eyes.
Malawi's new president inaugurated, calls for national sacrifice
Lazarus Chakwera, 65, comfortably beat Peter Mutharika with 58.5% of the vote, marking the first time in African history that an election re-run led to the defeat of an incumbent.
Fashion must 'enforce inclusion', says supermodel Naomi Campbell
Wearing a T-shirt with the legend ‘Phenomenally Black’, the model said the "time has come to build a more equitable industry with a good form of checks and balances".
Regeneron COVID-19 treatment enters final stage trials
The drug is a combination of two antibodies that block the coronavirus' "spike protein" which it uses to invade human cells.
Trump calls on black Nascar driver to apologise over noose protest
The president's remarks came after two divisive Independence Day weekend speeches which critics said were an attempt to exploit racial animus and stoke fear among his base of white supporters, four months ahead of the presidential election.
COVID-19 imperils Aids progress, UN warns
The UN's annual report said that the 2020 target of reducing Aids-related deaths to fewer than 500,000, and new HIV infections to under 500,000 will now be missed.
Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend
All hope appears gone for Norwich on another weekend in which none of the bottom four picked up a single point.
France's Louvre reopens after 16-week virus shutdown
The museum's most popular draws, including Leonardo's Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Louvre's vast antiquities collection, will be accessible.
Federer 'missing' Wimbledon but aiming to be back next year
The 38-year-old, who has undergone two knee surgeries this year, had already announced he will not play again until next year.
Britain set to axe Huawei 5G involvement - report
A UK security investigation, yet to be published, has raised "very, very serious" questions over Huawei's limited 5G role in Britain, the FT said.
China says five sailors kidnapped off Nigeria
Maritime security experts Dryad Global earlier said that the Singapore-owned Kota Budi cargo vessel was boarded by heavily armed men in the waters of Nigeria's neighbour Benin.
'Not a great weekend,' says Hamilton after triple Austria penalty
But on a dramatic day, in front of empty grandstands and an almost-empty paddock at the Red Bull Ring, he was handed a trio of penalties en route to fourth place in the Covid-19 delayed season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world must 'stand with Hong Kong'
China enacted the security law for the restless city last week, banning acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces.
India becomes third hardest-hit country for virus cases
The health ministry said 697,358 cases had now been recorded, a rise of 24,000 in 24 hours, while Russia has just over 681,000.
When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell
Anosmia - the loss of one's sense of smell - may be an invisible handicap, but is psychologically difficult to live with and has no real treatment, he says.