Chinatowns feel brunt of virus panic
Businesses report their earnings have dropped by more than half and they have been forced to cut staff hours dramatically, a situation echoed in Chinatowns across the world.
Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees
Aid workers confirmed the account and said about 10 people had been injured.
Van Niekerk wins first race this year on comeback trail
The 27-year-old South African finished first in a 100m race on grass in a hand-timed 10.20 seconds at an unofficial university meet.
Hamilton, Messi share men's Laureus award
South Africa, who won the 2019 Ruguby World Cup, were named team of the year, beating Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and the US women's football team.
Lampard asks for Chelsea fight after smash and grab United defeat
The Blues had two goals disallowed by VAR reviews and were furious Harry Maguire was not sent-off for an off-the-ball kick out at Michy Batshuayi before he headed in United's second goal after Anthony Martial's opener.
Singapore tells Facebook to block state-critical site's page
In November the social network put up a correction next to one of the site's posts following a government request.
Netanyahu: Israeli plane flies over Sudan for the first time
Israel remains technically at war with Sudan, after a decades-old Arab boycott over Palestine.
Organisers cancel Tokyo Marathon for 38,000 amateur runners over virus
Organisers have cancelled the Tokyo Marathon for 38,000 amateur runners over the coronavirus.
Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying hit Hong Kong
Toilet rolls have become hot property in the densely packed business hub, despite government assurances that supplies remain unaffected by the virus outbreak.
Britain's Kate talks of 'mummy guilt' in podcast
The duchess told the "Happy Mum, Happy Baby" podcast that she suffered anxiety about her performance as a mother "all the time".
99 more coronavirus cases on Japan cruise ship: media
That would take the total number of positive cases on the Diamond Princess to 454.
Cruise operator races to track Cambodia passengers over virus fears
The Westerdam was at sea for two weeks during which it was barred from Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand over fears it could be carrying the virus.
14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UN
The three-year conflict between anglophone forces seeking to break away from French-speaking Cameroon has claimed more than 3,000 lives and forced more than 700,000 people to flee their homes.
Arteta conflicted as Arsenal eye benefit from Man City ban
Man City's two-season ban handed down by Uefa on Friday means fifth will be enough to secure a Champions League place unless the champions succeed in overturning that sanction at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Pirates inspired by German coach as they close gap on Chiefs
While Pirates remain in contention for a fifth Premiership title, Leopards are third from bottom, ahead of last-place AmaZulu on goal difference and Polokwane City on goals scored.
South Sudan rebels reject president's peace compromise
The rejection by rebel chief Riek Machar dashes hopes of breaking a deadlock and ending a six-year conflict that has left at least 380,000 people dead and millions in dire poverty.
Chinese businesses in faraway Namibia feel virus fear
A notice in Chinese and English on a Chinese-owned shop in Windhoek's Chinatown spells it out: Any merchant returning to Namibia from China "must be quarantined for 14 days and keep the shop closed for that period."
NBA names all-star award in honour of Kobe Bryant
Bryant and his daughter, Gigi, were buried in private funeral service in southern California last week after they were among nine people who perished in a horrific helicopter crash.