Smith faces competition for Australia captaincy: Paine
Smith captained the side before Paine but was slapped with a two-year leadership ban over his part in the ball tampering scandal during a Test in Cape Town in 2018.
USA Rugby files for bankruptcy as COVID-19 worsens financial woes
In a statement posted on its website, USA Rugby said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which allows financially struggling organizations to reorganize and restructure debt.
Israel's Netanyahu under precautionary COVID-19 quarantine
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office stressed the quarantine was strictly a precaution as the veteran right-wing prime minister had not been in recent proximity to the ill staffer.
Kings and chiefs fight coronavirus in Ivory Coast
Recent royal communications have above all aimed at making townspeople aware of the health messages about coronavirus, with twists to suit rural African life.
Prince Charles out of virus isolation: royal officials
'Clarence House has confirmed today that, having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation,' it said in a statement.
Uganda pastor charged for alleged coronavirus denial
The prominent cleric, Augustine Yiga, is accused by prosecutors of telling his Revival Christian Church on Friday, in comments carried by local television stations, that there is "no coronavirus in Uganda and Africa".
Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus
The director named the stolen work as the 'Parsonage Garden at Neunen in Spring', an 1884 painting that is one of a series made when the artist was staying at his father's house.
Facebook offers $100m to help virus-hit news media
Facebook said it will offer grants 'to publishers most in need in the hardest hit countries.'
Sierra Leone scraps ban on pregnant girls attending school
In 2015, Sierra Leone banned pregnant girls from going to school after a surge in sexual violence and teenage pregnancies driven by the Ebola crisis.
Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open on 23 July 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were due to open on 24 July this year and run for 16 days, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the first peace-time postponement of the Games.
Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown
President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared a 21-day 'total' lockdown from Monday, curtailing movement within the country, shutting most shops and suspending flights in and out of Zimbabwe.
New date for Tokyo Olympics 'won't satisfy everybody', says Coe
The 2021 World Athletics Championships, for example, are scheduled to be staged in August next year in Eugene, Oregon.
Mali votes despite coronavirus and security fears
There were security fears about the vote to elect new MPs to the 147-seat National Assembly even before the war-torn West African country recorded its first coronavirus infection on Wednesday.
Italy's 'very long' lockdown to only end gradually
The message from ministers and health officials came as Italy's world-topping toll rose by 756, well below Friday's record of 969, and the rate of coronavirus infections slowed to under 6% for the first time.
Trump says US won't pay Harry and Meghan security
The couple reportedly flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles before the border between the two countries closed because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
China's virus epicentre pivots to stem imported cases
China claims success in suppressing the virus, with official figures now routinely showing no new domestic infections.
Mali votes despite virus, security fears
There were security fears about the vote even before the war-torn West African country recorded its first coronavirus infection on Wednesday.
Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region
New York state has reported in excess of 53,000 cases of the new coronavirus, out of more than 124,000 nationwide.