Uefa reiterates 'strong opposition' to European Super League
The notion of a splinter league for the continent's high rollers first surfaced through a series of leaked emails and documents in November 2018 claiming that a host of Europe's biggest clubs were working on plans for a 16-team Super League to kick-off as early as 2021.
Total makes second offshore SA gas find
The find is expected to bring a much-needed boost to South Africa's ailing economy, already in recession before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Erdogan blasts 'disgusting' 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoon
His office also vowed to take 'legal and diplomatic actions' over the depiction of the 66-year-old leader drinking a can of beer in his underpants and looking up a woman's skirt.
Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona president, drops European Super League bombshell
Bartomeu's departure comes following mounting pressure from fans and his public falling out with Lionel Messi.
Black plus-size model Nicholas-Williams prompts Instagram nudity policy change
Instagram modified its rules to allow showing people hugging, cupping or holding their breasts after controversy over the removal of images of black plus-size model Nyome Nicholas-Williams.
Arsenal seek Europa League boost as confident Spurs go to Belgium
Smarting from a 1-0 loss at home to Leicester at the weekend, the Gunners host Irish side Dundalk in their second Group B fixture following a come-from-behind victory in Austria in their opening match.
California shells out for Biden as Hollywood fundraisers go virtual
As the race for the White House reaches its blockbuster finale, both campaigns are mounting breakneck tours of swing states, and are notably absent in the liberal Golden State where Biden leads Trump by over 30 points.
Ronaldo still positive for coronavirus before Barcelona game
Portuguese TVI reported that Ronaldo "has once against tested positive for Covid-19" following a swab carried out by Juventus.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine still possible in 2020 despite data lag
Pfizer previously said it could have the data in October, which might have advanced the process ahead of the 3 November presidential election
Biden insists he'll tackle virus as Trump pushes 'super-recovery'
Speaking in Warm Springs, Georgia, Biden branded the response "a capitulation" by a White House that "never really tried" to halt a pandemic which has now killed more than 226,000 Americans.
Trump campaign website broken into by hackers
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said the site was quickly fixed and no sensitive data was compromised.
'Hard choices' as France weighs new virus clampdown
The French government has been loath to impose a new lockdown that would pummel the economy even harder, and business chiefs have warned a total shutdown would force another wave of layoffs and bankruptcies.
Trumps says will pass 'best stimulus' after US election
After months of negotiations between Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and despite signs of recent progress, there appears to be no time left to get the deal approved before Trump and Biden go before voters next Tuesday.
Liberia's Weah denies he will seek third term in office
Addressing a news conference in the capital Monrovia, the president's chief of staff Nathaniel McGill pointed out that George Weah, a footballing icon who took office in 2018, had not even finished his first presidential term.
Argentina moves ahead with abortion legalisation
Following years of demonstrations, Congress began a historic debate in 2018 under then-president Mauricio Macri that ended with the Chamber of Deputies voting to legalise abortion, only for the Senate to reject it.
Zanzibar opposition leader says 10 killed on eve of tense election
In semi-autonomous Zanzibar, which votes for Tanzania's president as well as its own leader and lawmakers, security forces fired teargas and live rounds and assaulted civilians, AFP reporters saw.
World 100m champion Coleman suspended for two years
The American, who won the men's 100 metres at last year's world championships in Doha, was provisionally suspended for three 'whereabouts failures' in June. World Athletics' Disciplinary Tribunal upheld the charge and banned Coleman for two years, backdated to 14 May, 2020.
US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs
The resolution was introduced by senators across the political spectrum, although it is unlikely to move quickly as the Senate is out of session until after next week's election.