Qantas to test 'ultra long-haul' Sydney to NY, London flights
Three flights aboard Boeing 787-9 aircraft will take place from October, with up to 40 passengers and crew on the 19-hour flight.
Djokovic, Osaka named US Open top seeds
Novak Djokovic, who will be chasing a 17th Grand Slam singles title in New York next week, heads the men's field with Spain's Rafael Nadal seeded second.
All Blacks stars snub shot at Olympic sevens glory
New Zealand Rugby revealed Thursday that no current All Blacks will represent their country in sevens at next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Malawi leader warns protesters planning airports shutdown
The protesters have threatened a three-day shutdown of the country's borders and airports, starting 26 August.
Messi 'made me better player', says Ronaldo
Ronaldo and Messi have won the coveted Ballon d'Or five times each, a factor that helps each player flourish.
Cameroon separatist leader's sentence could increase violence - analyst
Ayuk Tabe, a charismatic leader widely deemed as a moderate in the separatist movement, was convicted with nine others of charges including "terrorism and secession", the state's lawyer, Martin Luther Achet, told AFP.
Sudan swears in ruling council and prime minister
A government is expected to be formed within a week, after which the new institutions can tackle the daunting task of rescuing a failing economy and ending three different internal armed conflicts.
Three killed in Chad police station attack
The attack comes after a state of emergency was declared just days ago.
Trump takes aim at automakers that ignored his emissions proposal
Trump's administration plans to relax current standards, while California, which is already applying the most restrictive rules in terms of auto emissions, wants to go even further.
England start 2020 season with Windies Test at The Oval
The England and Wales Cricket Board releases the international fixtures for next season on Wednesday, with a packed programme featuring visits by the West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Ireland.
Migrants in limbo again after landing in Italy
The boat had spent six days anchored off Lampedusa before a local prosecutor ordered the migrants be allowed to land amid a probe of Italy's far-right Interior Minister for forbidding their entry to the port.
Women to get gender-neutral rugby World Cup from 2021
This will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well - the men's tournaments have never specified gender.
England's Roy set to play in third Test after passing concussion test
The 29-year-old opener was struck by a throw-down from ex-England international Marcus Trescothick, working with the team in a temporary coaching capacity, during practice on Tuesday.
Mexican court rules to allow recreational cocaine use
The rulings, the first of their kind in Mexico, would allow the two petitioners to "possess, transport and use cocaine," but not to sell it.
Everest region bans single-use plastic
In addition to seeing a record number of climbers this year, a government-led cleaning initiative on Everest -- the world's highest mountain -- also collected over 10 tonnes of trash.
India look to dominate West Indies in first Test
Having swept the T20 series 3-0 and taken the ODI contest 2-0, Virat Kohli’s India is bursting with confidence going into their first Test match since the historic series triumph in Australia at the start of the year.
'Matrix 4' announced with Keanu Reeves to return as Neo
Lana Wachowski will helm the project, returning to write, direct and produce the latest installment of the hugely popular series about humans trapped in a virtual reality by machines, which has netted more than $1.6 billion worldwide.
Rescued migrants disembark as Italy justice probes Salvini
The boat had spent six days anchored off Lampedusa before a local prosecutor ordered their disembarkment amid a probe of far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for forbidding their entry to port.