Springboks, Pumas poles apart ahead of World Cup warm-up
While the South Africans are on the rise and looking increasingly like contenders to win the global championship a record-equalling third time, the Argentines are in the doldrums.
Djokovic motors into Cincy quarters as Federer ousted
Djokovic was never in danger in his 6-3, 6-4 triumph over 53rd-ranked Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, whom he finished off in 90 minutes.
Israel bars visit by two US congresswomen after Trump call
Israel announced its decision shortly after Trump called on the country to bar the Democratic congresswomen.
US, UK govts express concern as Zim activists 'abducted' ahead of protests
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) plans to launch protests marches on Friday against the worsening economy, defying government threats to stop them.
'French Spiderman' scales Hong Kong skyscraper with 'peace banner'
The 57-year-old adventurer, who specialises in unsanctioned ascents of tall buildings, shimmied up the 68-storey Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong's main business district in hot and humid conditions on Friday morning.
Trump proposes mental asylums, but silent on gun laws
Speaking to a crowd of supporters estimated at around 12,000 in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump did not once mention his efforts to push for background checks on would-be gun purchasers.
North Korea fires two 'unidentified projectiles' - Seoul
It was the sixth round of launches in recent weeks in protest at ongoing South-Korean-US joint military drills.
Gentle giraffes threatened with 'silent extinction'
Giraffe numbers across the continent fell 40% between 1985 and 2015, to just under 100,000 animals, according to the best figures available to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Newly approved TB regimen drastically cuts treatment time in SA
Pretomanid is the novel compound developed by the New York-based non-profit organisation TB Alliance and which received the FDA greenlight on Wednesday.
At least 14 dead in unprecedented rebel attack on Myanmar military town
Ethnic armed rebel groups have for decades fought against the military -- and often between themselves -- for land and resources in Myanmar's east.
PSG and French football braced as Neymar exit
There is no doubting the 27-year-old forward is a brilliant player, and there is every chance he will get the success he craves by returning to Spain, whether with his old club or Real Madrid.
'Hungry' Wallabies stick with winning formula for All Blacks
His team stunned the world champions 47-26 in Perth last weekend and head to Auckland needing another win to claim the trans-Tasman silverware for the first time since 2002.
SA announces visa waivers to boost tourism
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the South African government was engaging with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand about a similar relaxation of entry requirements for SA citizens.
'Why didn't you play?' S. Korean fan flies to Sweden to harangue Ronaldo
In an 11-minute clip posted on his Youtube channel, which has racked up nearly 3,000,000 views, Kwak Ji-hyuk approaches the Portuguese striker at a hotel in Stockholm.
Japan's new emperor speaks of 'deep remorse' in 1st speech marking WWII
Emperor Naruhito's comments were being monitored in Tokyo and throughout Asia for any change in tone, but he closely echoed the language employed by his father Akihito.
El Paso unites to remember mass shooting victims
Thousands of people including relatives of the victims gathered at a baseball field in the Texas city for a memorial service to honour those killed early this month, allegedly by Patrick Crusius, 21, a white Texan.
Hansen insists he's 'loving it' as top All Blacks axed
Hansen showed no mercy after last week's thrashing in Sydney, dumping prop Owen Franks and wings Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane - a combined total of 213 Test caps - for the return match at Auckland's Eden Park.
Wits regain lead as Sundowns held and Pirates sunk
Wits lead Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane on goal difference with each club having six points and Sundowns, Baroka and Cape Town City are two points behind.