India beat Australia to level one-day series
Despite Smith's 102-ball innings with a six and nine fours and Marnus Labuschagne's battling 46, Mohammed Shami came close to a hat-trick as India's pace attack took control and Australia were bowled out for 304 with five balls of the innings left.
Malawi army denies homophobia motive for beating of transgender woman
Malawi Army spokesman Paul Chiphwanya disputed claims that the individual was targeted because of their sexual identity.
Greta Thunberg joins thousands at climate protest before Davos
Thunberg is due to address the summit in the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos next week with a call on governments and financial institutions to stop investing in fossil fuels.
Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95
Tolkien's death was confirmed by his brother-in-law Daniel Klass, according to 'The New York Times'. He died in Draguignan, southeastern France, local newspaper 'Var-Matin' said.
Spanish driver Carlos Sainz wins Dakar Rally for third time
Asked about defending his title next year Sainz said: 'It's too early to think about it, let me enjoy this.'
5.3 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico
The quake struck south of Ciudad Ixtepec, according to the National Seismological Service.
Cricket's 'end of innocence': Cronje's Centurion fix, 20 years on
It was a Test that marked the beginning of the end for Hansie Cronje, the South African captain, whose new leather jacket became for a while the most famous in world sport.
From white badges to luaus: 5 things to know about Davos
From the colour of the access badges to the writer Thomas Mann, here are five things to know about the once-a-year business blowout.
China GDP grew 6.1% in 2019, slowest in three decades
The world's second-largest economy grew by 6.1% last year, its worst performance since 1990, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Trump impeachment trial begins in US Senate
Impeachment rules require a two-thirds Senate majority to convict and remove a president and US President Donald Trump's acquittal is widely expected in the Republican-dominated Senate.
Thousands in Gambia rally for ex-dictator's return
The protest came days after the former autocrat was heard in a leaked audio recording insisting that the tiny West African state guarantee his right to return.
World 'will not rest' until answers on downed Iran jet: Canada
The plane was hit and all 176 people on board were killed just hours after Iran fired strikes against US troops stationed in Iraq in retaliation for a drone attack that killed its most prominent general, Qasem Soleimani.
Bavuma presses claim for South Africa recall with big hundred
Head coach Mark Boucher said it would not have been fair to drop Rassie van der Dussen, Bavuma's replacement, who made a half-century on debut.
Prince Harry resurfaces but stays silent on royal rumpus
Harry (35) took part in the draw for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in an engagement at Buckingham Palace in London, planned long before he and Meghan triggered the still-unresolved royal crisis.
Zimbabwe authorities seize Mugabe nephew's farm
In an affidavit, businessman Robert Zhuwao, the son of the late Robert Mugabe's younger sister Sabina, protested that the land ministry revoked his title to the 233-hectare "on the basis of a false allegation."
Anticipation of Nike 'miracle shoe' ban lifts commercial rivals
A World Athletics spokesperson said that a committee composed of officials, athletes, doctors, scientists and legal experts, was still looking at the shoes but is expected to make recommendations by the end of January.
Stokes, Pope regain advantage for England in third Test
England were 224 for four at the end of an attritional day during which South Africa had briefly claimed the advantage.
Record 45m people need urgent food aid in southern Africa : UN
'This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,' World Food Programme (WFP) regional director Lola Castro said in a statement.