'Ebola is defeated,' says Congolese professor who discovered virus
The 79-year-old virologist was speaking at a ceremony in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa marking the arrival on the market of the "Ebanga" treatment, which was approved last December by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Netflix finally eyes TV's top prize with 'The Crown' at in-person Emmys
Despite turning the entire TV landscape upside-down since its groundbreaking online platform launched in 2007, leading streamer Netflix has never won for best drama at the small-screen version of the Oscars, nor best comedy, nor best limited series.
Barcelona approve 765-million-euro budget for 2021-2022
Barcelona had intially forecast revenues of 791 million euros ($932 million) for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. However, this had been based on the assumption that fans would return to stadiums last December post-pandemic, which ultimately did not happen.
Navalny app gone from Google, Apple stores on Russia vote day
The app promoted an initiative that outlines for Alexei Navalny supporters which candidate they should back to unseat Kremlin-aligned politicians.
Argentina pin hopes on Carreras fly-half switch against All Blacks
Under pressure coach Mario Ledesma lost his first choice number 10 Nicolas Sanchez to injury in last week's 39-0 loss to the New Zealanders but had a ready replacement in Domingo Miotti.
Celtic beaten by Betis, West Ham off to winning Europa League start
Eighteen years on from reaching the UEFA Cup final in Seville, Celtic returned to Andalusia and got off to a dream start at the Benito Villamarin.
Hooper concerned about wounded Springboks, not making history
The tireless 29-year-old will lead the side out for a 60th time in his 113th Test at Brisbane on Saturday, surpassing George Gregan.
Facebook boosts fight against conspiracies and violent groups
Facebook has been under relentless pressure to guard against being a platform where misinformation and hate can spread, while at the same time remain a forum for people to speak freely.
Guinea declares end of Marburg virus outbreak: WHO
Health authorities in the country confirmed West Africa's first recorded case of Marburg on August 9, in a man whose infection was detected after he had died a week earlier.
Haiti PM dismisses questions over links to president's murder
President Jovenel Moise was shot on July 7 at his home in Port-au-Prince, and while dozens of people have been arrested the identity of those who ordered the attack remains a mystery.
Race for Japan's new prime minister kicks off
The candidates include two women hoping to lead a country that has never had a female prime minister, though both are considered long shots.
Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe
ICC judges authorised Wednesday a full-blown investigation into Duterte's anti-narcotics campaign, which rights groups estimate has killed tens of thousands of people, saying it resembled an illegitimate and systematic attack on civilians.
End of 'Merkron': EU's power couple prepares to bow out
Angela Merkel is to relinquish power after German elections on 26 September, bringing an end to her 16 years in office that has seen her work with four different French leaders starting with Jacques Chirac.
Africa COVID jab shortfall could take world 'back to square one': WHO
Only 17% of the continent's population will now be vaccinated by the end of this year, compared with the 40% target set by the World Health Organization, the global agency's Africa unit said at its weekly briefing in the Congolese capita of Brazzaville.
Quartararo aiming to bounce back in Misano as home hope Bagnaia lurks
Frenchman Fabio Quartararo saw his healthy overall lead cut to 53 points last weekend after he finished eighth in the Aragon GP, on what he admitted pre-race was his least favourite track.
Ex-cop convicted of Floyd murder pleads not guilty in separate violence case
Derek Chauvin, 45, is serving a 22-and-a-half-year prison sentence for the May 2020 murder of Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man whose death sparked protests against racial injustice and police brutality across the United States.
Solskjaer demands Man Utd response after Champions League defeat
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off against Young Boys in Tuesday's opening Group F encounter, with Jesse Lingard's errant back-pass gifting the Swiss hosts a goal in time added on in a 2-1 win.
Somali president withdraws PM's powers in escalating row
The move by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who is popularly known as Farmajo, came despite efforts by Somali politicians to defuse the escalating tensions with Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble.