16 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam landslides after typhoon
Typhoon Molave hit villages in the central provinces on Wednesday, reportedly killing two people as it knocked down trees, tore roofs off homes and brought heavy rain to an area already badly affected by weeks of flooding.
Virus case and death surge raises calls for UK lockdown
The upward trajectory of cases is now presenting a serious challenge to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's strategy of localised restrictions on the worst-hit areas.
Macron imposes new virus lockdown as French hospitals engulfed
"The virus is spreading across France at a speed that even the most pessimistic did not predict," Macron said in a highly anticipated television address.
Donald Trump: The wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America
"I alone can fix it," the property tycoon pronounced in 2016 on the day he accepted his Republican Party's nomination to seek the presidency.
Gatland says South Africa could be 'underdone' for Lions tour
Gatland will lead the Lions for a third time on their tour of South Africa and said the Springboks risked being 'underdone' for the series in 2021.
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala proposed as WTO chief, US opposed
The global trade body is thus set to be led by a woman for the first time whichever of the two final candidates succeeds in their bid to follow Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down as WTO director-general in August a year ahead of schedule.
Germany's Merkel orders tough curbs to tame virus
The tough restrictions to come into force from Monday, 2 November to the end of the month would limit contact outdoors to people from two households. Bars, cafes and restaurants must shut, although takeaways and delivery services can continue.
Australia cheers end of Melbourne lockdown but virus ravages Europe, US
Much of the United States - the worst-hit nation in the world - is also bracing for a tough winter, but there was exhilaration and relief in Melbourne as its five million people were able to return to shops and restaurants after months at home.
Guinea opposition chief says blockade of home lifted
Cellou Dalein Diallo said that barricades around the headquarters of his party, the UFDG, and around his offices, remained in place.
Botswana probes as dozens of endangered vultures found dead
The white-backed vulture is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) 'red list' of critically-endangered bird species.
Manchester United executive bemused by social distancing rules
United have adapted their Old Trafford stadium so that 23,500 spectators could watch and be socially distanced under the coronavirus pandemic protocols.
New genome sequencing sheds light on diversity in Africa
New research on sequences from more than 400 people from the African continent is part of an attempt to address an imbalance in the genetic data available worldwide, most of which comes from people of European ancestry.
Tanzania holds election marred by accusations of fraud
Long deemed a haven of stability in East Africa, observers say Tanzania is sliding into autocracy under President John Magufuli and his Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, which has been in power since 1961.
World 100m champion Coleman to appeal two-year ban
Coleman, who won the men's 100 metres at last year's World Championships in Doha in a world-leading time for the season of 9.76 seconds, was provisionally suspended for three 'whereabouts failures' in June.
SA Rugby probe death of player in illegal tournament
Amateurs can train under strict health protocols because of the coronavirus pandemic, but are barred from playing.
US senators to grill big tech CEOs on legal immunity
Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook - summoned alongside Sundar Pichai of Google parent Alphabet - said proposed reforms could lead to more harmful and abusive content online, and would limit rather than expand free expression.
Oil sinks more than 5% on fears over virus-hit demand
Rising inventories in the United States indicate weaker demand in the key crude consuming nation, and therefore tend to push prices lower.
'Came to kill': survivor recalls Nigeria protest shooting at Lekki Toll Gate
The bloodshed was watched live on social media by tens of thousands of internet users and Amnesty International said security forces gunned down at least 10 people at the scene.