Alex Salmond stuns Scottish politics with SNP resignation
Announced late Wednesday, the surprise move came after it emerged last week police were investigating two harassment allegations raised in January against the former first minister.
Serena, Venus to clash for 30th time as Cornet shrugs off US Open sexism storm
Six-time champion Serena Williams eased into Friday's third round encounter against her sister with a 6-2, 6-2 win over German world number 101 Carina Witthoeft on the back of 30 winners and 13 aces.
Mayin' Alive! British PM's dance moves dubbed the 'Maybot'
The PM got into the groove in Cape Town on Tuesday when she was welcomed to South Africa by some dancing schoolchildren.
Trump warns of violence around midterm elections
When asked by a reporter why he had on Monday suggested there would be violence around the November elections, Trump simply said 'because that's the way.'
Bomb kills 5 Kenyan soldiers near Somali border
The incident occurred on a dirt road a few kilometres from the border, between the coastal village of Kiunga, where there is an airstrip, and Sankuri.
Sharapova downs battling 39-year-old Schnyder at US Open
Patty Schnyder was outgunned by the five-time major champion in the first set and for the majority of the second.
Germany to return human remains from Namibian genocide
A Namibian government delegation will receive the remains, including 19 skulls, a scalp and bones, during a solemn church service in Berlin.
Sri Lanka warns players of match-fixing approaches
Players have been warned to tell authorities of any attempt to approach them to fix matches, a Sri Lanka Cricket official told AFP.
May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa
British PM Theresa May touched down in Cape Town on Tuesday morning ahead of a three-nation African trip, leading a 30-member delegation.
Syria ready to take one million returning refugees: Moscow
The war that erupted in 2011, one of the most devastating conflicts since World War II, has displaced more than half of Syria's population.
Nadal sends Ferrer into Slam retirement as Murray, Wawrinka return in style
Rafael Nadal, chasing his 18th Grand Slam title, will face Canada's Vasek Pospisil for a place in the last 32.
Venezuelans in Peru take up Maduro's offer to fly home
The move is part of the socialist government's 'Return to the Homeland' scheme to counter a mass exodus and woo back young Venezuelans to work in the crisis-torn country.
Serena surges into second round as Halep toppled at US Open
Serena Williams can match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 majors with another title at Flushing Meadows.
Dutch jihadist suspect 'involved' in South Africa kidnap: reports
The 29-year-old man, only identified as 'Mohammed G', briefly appeared in the Rotterdam District Court where he was accused of 'belonging to a terrorist organisation,' Dutch news reports said.
Mourinho calls for respect as Spurs pile more misery on Man Utd
A second consecutive defeat piles even more pressure on the Portuguese coach as United now trail Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea by six points and stand four adrift of champions Manchester City just three games into the new campaign.
'Crazy Rich Asians' tops box office again
The Warner Brothers adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same name took $24.8 million, a tiny, almost unheard-of, six percent drop on its $26.5 million debut, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
Three things that have gone wrong for Manchester United
Jose Mourinho is at the front of the firing line with odds on him being the first Premier League manager of the season to lose his job already being slashed after two consecutive defeats.
Congolese 'Terminator' war crimes case to wrap up at ICC
The Rwandan-born Bosco Ntaganda in September 2015 pleaded not guilty to the charges at the start of his trial before the International Criminal Court.