Shocked France bolsters security after church killings
The bloodshed inside Nice's Notre-Dame basilica early Thursday morning added new tension in a country already on the highest alert after a string of attacks blamed on suspected Islamists in recent weeks.
Ariana Grande drops sultry new album, backs Biden
After releasing the title track 'positions' last week along with a presidential cosplay music video, the 27-year-old issued her sixth studio album days before a US election playing out during a still-raging pandemic.
Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East
Smaller anti-France protests also took place in the Middle East after Macron's defence of the right to publish controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad - a position that has sparked anger across the Muslim world.
World Cup winner and 'Toothless Tiger' Nobby Stiles dies, aged 78
Stiles was a tough-tackling midfielder and an integral part of the Manchester United side under Matt Busby who became the first English club to win the European Cup in 1968.
Juventus star Ronaldo recovers from coronavirus
The 35-year-old has missed four games including Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League defeat to Lionel Messi's Barcelona.
Poles rally for abortion rights in Warsaw
Mass protests began last week when Poland's Constitutional Court ruled that an existing law allowing the abortion of damaged foetuses was "incompatible" with the constitution.
Losing candidates in Guinea reject vote result, demos to resume
One of the losing candidates, Makale Traore, pointed to "serious irregularities recorded before, during and after the vote," including "substitutions and falsifications" of the results.
Two accomplices in Kenya's Westgate attack jailed for 33 and 18 years
Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hassan Hussein Mustafa, both 31, were found guilty on 7 October of conspiring with and supporting the four assailants from the Somalia-based jihadist group who died in what was then Kenya's worst terrorist attack in 15 years.
Arsenal and United clashes no longer title deciders - Solskjaer
Fireworks are unlikely on Sunday at least off the pitch as 15th-placed United host Arsenal, who are two points better off having played a game more.
Six dead, buildings collapse as major quake hits Turkey, Greece
Much of the damage in Turkey occurred in and around the Aegean resort city of Izmir, which has around three million residents.
New Zealanders back euthanasia, cannabis vote still hazy
Preliminary figures showed 65.2% of voters supported euthanasia, with 33.8%, while 53.1% opposed legalising recreational marijuana, compared to 46.1% in favour.
Lancet blasts Trump's virus 'disaster', urges vote for change
Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic has been a key theme in the election campaign, with the president accused of undermining scientific institutions and spreading false information.
'Not focused on history' - Hooper hopes youth will help end Bledisloe drought
Australia head into the third of the four-Test series, which is also the first game of the Tri Nations with Argentina, after drawing the opening match in Wellington and losing 27-7 in Auckland.
Van Dijk's knee surgery a success: Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk, who was pivotal in both Liverpool's Champions League success in 2019 and their title triumph last season, suffered cruciate ligament damage after a tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford earlier this month.
Counter 'hate speech', UN rights chief says after France slayings
Michelle Bachelet voiced outrage at the attack Thursday in a church in Nice, where a knife attacker killed three people, cutting the throat of at least one woman.
Nigeria protesters retreat but vow to fight on
Demonstrations began on 8 October, targeting a hated police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), that the authorities vowed to disband as pressure mounted.
Macron vows defiance after 'Islamist' knife attack in church kills 3
The assailant, who was shot and wounded by police, was identified as 21-year-old Brahim Aouissaoui, who arrived in Italy last month, then travelled to France, judicial sources said.
Dan Palmer praised after becoming first Wallabies player to come out as gay
Despite his demons, Dan Palmer said he enjoyed his time at the Waratahs and Brumbies and never felt discriminated against, insisting 'the battle for me was primarily with myself'.