Two years on, 'Ramaphoria' is fading
Cyril Ramaphosa, 67, has been praised for turning the page on the scandal-tainted era of his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. But many South Africans are frustrated, disenchanted or angry that his rhetoric of a 'new dawn' has fallen so far short.
Vietnam quarantines area with 10,000 residents over coronavirus
The locking down of the commune of Son Loi, about 40 kilometres from Hanoi, is the first mass quarantine outside of China since the virus emerged from a central Chinese city late last year.
PSG's Neymar a Champions League doubt for Dortmund last 16 trip
The world's most expensive player has missed three matches having been sidelined with a rib injury since the victory over Montpellier on 2 February.
Ousted ambassador calls US diplomacy 'amoral'
Marie Yovanovitch, who Trump abruptly recalled last May from her post as US ambassador to Ukraine, spoke at Washington's Georgetown University where she received a prize from the school's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
China sacks party chiefs at virus epicentre
The removals are the latest in a purge that saw Hubei's two most senior health officials fired earlier this week as criticism grows over the way the outbreak has been handled, with claims of under-reporting.
Actress Rose McGowan blasts Natalie Portman Oscars cape
In a post on Facebook, the actress said she found Portman's red carpet Oscar protest 'deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work.'
Beijing mobilises the masses in 'people's war' against coronavirus
Authorities have tapped their propaganda powers to wage what President Xi Jinping has dubbed a 'people's war' against the new coronavirus that has killed more than 1,300 people and infected nearly 60,000.
Turkey, Russia trade accusations as Syria tensions rise
Turkey has shored up its positions in recent days in Idlib - the last rebel bastion in Syria - with hundreds of vehicles carrying artillery and soldiers.
Human-hunting film set for release after Trump 'racist' row
The movie had been scheduled for release last September, but drew the ire of Republicans including President Donald Trump, who appeared to slam it as "racist."
Samsung joins the fold with Galaxy Z Flip smartphone
Ultrathin glass used for the screen can be folded and unfolded more than 200,000 times and resists scratches, according to Samsung.
Cameroon separatists kidnapped 100 people ahead of vote: HRW
State security forces also committed "further abuses" in the two troubled regions, the watchdog said.
Record crowd expected for Trump at India cricket ground
Workers in Ahmedabad are rushing to finish the 110,000-capacity Sardar Patel Stadium, which will overtake the 100,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground as the world's biggest cricket ve
US-Taliban breakthrough appears closer as Ghani reports progress
Washington and the insurgents have been locked in gruelling talks that have stretched over more than a year for an agreement that would see the US pull thousands of troops from Afghanistan in a bid to end America's longest war.
US President Trump's Middle East peace plan
A map of Israel and Palestinian territories showing a proposed Middle East peace plan of US President Donald Trump.
'Knives Out' director plots whodunit franchise after 'Star Wars'
The 2019 movie was a massive success for writer-director Rian Johnson, previously best known for the divisive blockbuster 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.
Anglican leader calls his Church 'deeply institutionally racist'
Anglican clerics adopted a motion late on Tuesday seeking forgiveness from the so-called Windrush generation that moved to Britain from former Caribbean colonies since 1948.
No port in a storm, but cruise ship laughs off virus fears
The Westerdam, with its 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, left Hong Kong on 1 February on what was meant to be a dream 14-day cruise across Asia, and was due to disembark this Saturday in Yokohama, Japan.
Erdogan threatens to attack Damascus forces 'everywhere'
The latest threat comes after more than a dozen Turkish soldiers were killed in regime shelling in the northwestern province of Idlib - the last rebel bastion in Syria.