Middendorp wins first match with Kaizer Chiefs
The German went some way to silencing his critics as Chiefs dominated SuperSport at Mbombela Stadium in northeastern city Nelspruit and should have won more convincingly.
Lyon reach Champions League last 16, Bayern top group
Lyon clinched the final Champions League last-16 place as Nabil Fekir's second-half strike grabbed a 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in a snowy Kiev on Wednesday, while Bayern Munich pipped Ajax to top spot in Group E.
Morocco will not host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: minister
Morocco and South Africa had been seen as the frontline contenders to host the competition, which is due to start on 15 June.
Brazil couple sentenced to US prison for kidnapping grandson
A Houston jury had convicted Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes in May for helping their daughter relocate their grandson Nico Brann to Brazil five years ago, without his American father's permission.
Wounded May seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal
The British leader, who survived a confidence vote staged by her own party's MPs late on Wednesday, now needs to turn a narrow victory on home turf into an unlikely away win.
Spain to raise minimum wage by 22% in 2019
The government estimated the minimum wage hike will cost the state €340 million per year.
France updates Strasbourg toll: 3 dead, 13 wounded
Regional authorities gave no explanation for the new toll which they had revised down earlier on Wednesday morning to two dead and 14 wounded.
Road-racing giant Sky drops bombshell with cycling pull-out
Sky’s announcement closes an extraordinary chapter in cycling which began with the dream of creating Britain’s first Tour de France champion.
Nigeria presidential candidate denies peace deal snub
Atiku Abubakar was a notable absentee at Tuesday's ceremony in Abuja, at which President Muhammadu Buhari and dozens of other candidates vowed to ensure non-violence.
Rest In Peace: Notable deaths in 2018
From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018:
Koreas verify removal of frontline bunkers
The removal of 20 posts along the heavily-fortified frontier was one of the steps agreed at a September summit between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.
Britain's May to face vote of no-confidence: parliament committee
May will face a vote of no-confidence in her government, the head of a Conservative Party committee in charge of organising leadership challenges said on Wednesday
Jihadists deny Mali leader killed in French-led attack
The former colonial ruler has deployed the 4,500-member Barkhane force in the region to repel attacks and stem insurgency.
Huawei executive gets bail in case rattling China ties
The conditional release granted to Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, came hours after the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing further stoked tensions.
Mourinho calls on Pogba to lead by example in Valencia
Pogba has been dropped by Mourinho for United's last two Premier League games as a frosty relationship between the pair has sparked speculation over both mens' futures at United.
Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria
His family was part of a group of around 200 civilians who managed to escape from a pocket of territory in Deir Ezzor province that is still held by the jihadists.
Salah sends Liverpool into last 16, Moura rescues Spurs
Last year's runners-up Liverpool knew victory by two goals or a 1-0 triumph would put them through to the last 16 from Group C, and Salah's cool 34th-minute strike proved enough as they finished ahead of Napoli on goals scored.
Gunman on run after killing three at Strasbourg Christmas market
A manhunt was under way after the killer opened fire at around 8pm on one of the city's busiest streets, sending crowds of evening shoppers fleeing for safety.