Trump moves up defense chief's exit to 1 January
Donald Trump on Sunday announced he will replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis with his deputy Patrick Shanahan, speeding up the Pentagon chief's planned exit days after he quit, citing key policy differences with the US president.
Pochettino focused on Spurs success after hitting Everton for six
Tottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man by thrashing Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday to close to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.
Runs key as top South Africa, Pakistan bowlers square up
The bowling strength of both teams is formidable, despite the lack of what had been anticipated as an intriguing match-up of exceptionally accurate seamers between South Africa's Vernon Philander and Pakistan's rising star Mohammad Abbas.
SuperSport go third after drab end to first half of season
SuperSport have 23 points from 15 matches, seven less than leaders Bidvest Wits and four behind second-place Orlando Pirates, while Highlands climbed one place to eighth.
Map of major Pacific tsunamis since 2004
Map showing tsunamis since 2004 along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an area of tectonic plates joints known for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Death toll from Somali bombing rises to 20
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed condemned the "cowardly attacks".
Cameroon attack leaves one dead, several wounded
The attack, which also saw several houses set ablaze, came in the early hours at Bangourain, a town in a French-speaking region bordering the anglophone area in the country's western highlands.
Netanyahu seeks to calm Israeli concerns over Trump's Syria pullout
US President Donald Trump last week said the Islamic State group had been defeated and he was withdrawing the United States' 2,000 troops from Syria.
222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia
Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java on Saturday after a volcano known as the "child" of Krakatoa erupted.
Pair freed without charge in London airport drones probe
"Both people have fully co-operated with our enquiries and I am satisfied that they are no longer suspects in the drone incidents at Gatwick," Sussex Police detective chief superintendent Jason Tingley said in a statement.
UN hopes Congolese can ‘freely’ vote after delay
Presidential, legislative and provincial elections had been scheduled for 30 December in the vast, volatile African country.
Ashwin doubt as India coach demands openers step up
Indian coach Ravi Shastri revealed Ashwin is racing the clock to be ready for the crunch Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, where the stakes are high in the four-Test series.
Protesters block women going to flashpoint India temple
Women activists have been trying to enter the Sabarimala temple complex since a September court ruling overturned a longstanding ban on women of childbearing age.
Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn detention extended
The court’s decision is the latest twist in a rollercoaster saga that has gripped Japan and the business world since the auto sector titan was arrested.
Moroccans pay homage to slain Scandinavian hikers
The grisly killings have shaken Morocco, where tourism is a cornerstone of the economy.
CT City respond to ‘rubbish’ jibe with comeback win
The victory lifted Cape Town to eighth, one point and one place behind Celtic, who were suffering a fourth consecutive league loss.
[UPDATE] Death toll hits 168 after Indonesia tsunami - officials
Search and rescue teams were scouring rubble for survivors, with at least 584 people injured and twenty reported missing across three regions.
DRC boy who travelled to LA to remove face tumour dies
Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo and his foundation helped bring Matadi Sela Petit and his father to the US earlier in December so that doctors could remove a tumour.