DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'health emergency' of international concern - WHO
Those included the H1N1, or swine flu, the pandemic of 2009, the spread of poliovirus in 2014, the Ebola epidemic that devastated parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016 and the surge of the Zika virus in 2016.
Trump embraces political base as racial controversy rages
The president's appearance comes a day after he was censured by the House of Representatives for "racist" tweets targeting four first-term progressive lawmakers and use of hostile language targeting immigrants.
Atletico Madrid sign England defender Trippier from Tottenham
Atletico said on their website they had signed a 'fantastic and experienced player from the Champions League runner up' and added Trippier had agreed on a three-year deal.
Easter attackers should be executed says Sri Lanka president
President Maithripala Sirisena has been battling his own uneasy coalition government, which is seeking to abolish capital punishment altogether, in a push to restart executions.
City players to decide new captain, says Guardiola
The captain's armband is up for grabs at City after Vincent Kompany left at the end of last season after 11 years in Manchester to take up a player-coach role at Anderlecht, the club at which the 33-year-old started his career.
Tanzanian press champion hopes prize 'lifts veil' on abuses
Maxence Melo, a blogger whose critical writings of President John Magufuli have landed him in hot water, was named one of five recipients of the International Press Freedom Prize by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Aussie rookie Ewan wins bunch sprint in Toulouse
Caleb Ewan timed his explosive burst to perfection, catching and overtaking Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen right on the line after a long home straight. Elia Viviani was third on a finish designed for the pure sprinters.
Jackson, 50 Cent line up for Saudi concert after Minaj cancels
They are to perform alongside British musician Liam Payne and American DJ Steve Aoki as the curtain falls Thursday on the nearly month-long festival in the Red Sea city of western Saudi Arabia.
Mexican druglord 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison
A US court sentenced Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to life in prison Wednesday plus a symbolic 30 years, ordering the former mob boss to pay back $12.6 billion of the proceeds of his crimes.
Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash
The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less than a month after international investigators charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with the murder of the 298 people who died.
Ghana and Ivory Coast lift threat to suspend cocoa supplies
In what they called a 'historic' move, the two West African neighbours on 12 June vowed to suspend the sale of their 2020/2021 production to buyers unwilling to meet a minimum price of $2,600 per tonne, a move that shook the cocoa market.
Senegal star Mane out to press Ballon d'Or case
Coming off his most prolific Premier League season, finishing in a three-way tie for the golden boot with 22 goals, and a European crown in June, Mane is the face of a new, successful generation and deserves recognition in the battle for the revered Ballon d'Or.
Newcastle gamble on Bruce as head coach
Bruce has agreed a three-year contract with the Premier League club, but his appointment to succeed Rafael Benitez wasn't met with universal approval by Newcastle supporters.
MEPs narrowly elect von der Leyen to EU top job
Ursula von der Leyen will now replace Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the EU executive on 1 November, one day after Britain is due to leave the union.
'One giant leap': US marks Apollo mission 50 years on
The mission's commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, died in 2012 aged 82.
US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'
The measure takes aim at Trump's weekend tweets telling a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen of colour to 'go back' to other countries.
Aids deaths down a third since 2010: UN
While Aids-related deaths in Africa, the continent most affected by the epidemic, have plummeted this decade, Eastern Europe has seen the death toll rise 5% and the Middle East and North Africa 9%.
Jacob Zuma: From ANC to Zondo
Key dates for former South African President Jacob Zuma who is this week testifying at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.