Top UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide
The International Court of Justice rejected arguments made by Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in The Hague in December and set out urgent steps for the majority Buddhist nation to end the violence.
Women's Cricket World Cup 2021 to grace New Zealand Test grounds
When Christchurch previously hosted the women's final in 2000 it was played on a rural ground 20 kilometres from the city.
Solskjaer begs for time after Man Utd hit new low
Solskjaer's side were rocked by Chris Wood's first-half opener before Jay Rodriguez scored with a superb strike after the break at Old Trafford.
Turkey delivery man risks 18 years for spitting on pizza
The incident, which happened in 2017 in the central city of Eskisehir, was captured by a security camera in the customer's apartment block, according to news agency DHA.
Second Chinese city placed on lockdown over virus - official
The train station in Huanggang will be suspended until further notice from midnight - all vehicles will be checked, and bars and cinemas will be closed, said city authorities.
'Strong chance' Cavani will join Atletico, says father
Cavani, 32, has fallen out of favour at PSG, where he is competing with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Mauro Icardi and Angel di Maria for starting spots in attack.
Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence
The anti-government demonstrations rocking the Iraqi capital and the Shiite-majority south since October had abated in recent weeks amid spiralling tensions between Iraq's key allies, the United States and Iran.
Prince Harry, Meghan, their new neighbours & the paparazzi
Journalists from as far away as Australia have arrived on Vancouver Island where Prince Harry and Meghan are living after stepping down as senior royals.
Angola's ex first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud
The charges against the billionaire include money laundering, influence peddling and harmful management.
Australia capital airport closed as bushfires flare anew
High temperatures and strong winds fuelled an outbreak of new blazes across several areas in eastern Australia on Thursday, ending a period of respite following several days of rains and cooler weather.
China locks down city at centre of virus outbreak
Authorities in Wuhan, a major transport hub, also suspended public buses and subways, and said residents should not leave 'without a special reason'.
Brexit bill clears UK parliament, set to become law
In a series of votes, the elected lower House of Commons rejected five amendments and sent the bill back to the Lords, who agreed to back down. Royal assent could be given as early as Thursday.
Wheelchair tennis star Sithole gets two-year ban for missed dope tests
In a statement the ITF said that South African Sithole, 32, had failed to inform the governing body of his whereabouts three times in a 12-month period, breaking the sport's anti-doping rules.
Rugby chiefs to publish report into Saracens' salary cap breaches
The reigning English and European champions will be relegated from the English top flight at the end of this season after their failure to comply with salary cap regulations for the current campaign.
Payout for Musk as Tesla value tops $100bn
Shares in Tesla rose some six percent in early trade to lift the value of the fast-growing maker of electric vehicles to around $105 billion.
'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO
In a strongly-worded series of questions and answers about such e-cigarettes, the UN health agency said there was not enough evidence to say they help smokers quit, but that there was clear evidence they are dangerous.
Lesotho PM questioned over wife's murder
Thabane was interviewed at his office rather than at a police station, following a request by his party, the All Basotho Convention (ABC).
Weinstein rape trial begins in earnest, 2 years after #MeToo wave
A frail-looking Weinstein, 67, walked slowly into the court premises, but without the walking frame he has used for recent proceedings.