Africa to see slowest regional growth in 2021: IMF
The IMF warned that limits on access to vaccines and policy space were holding back the near-term recovery, calling for wealthy countries to step up access to vital vaccines and make financing available to Africa.
Macron says 'mobilisation' key to Notre-Dame rebuild target
Visiting Notre-Dame two years to the day after the world watched transfixed in horror as flames ravaged the cathedral, Macron said 'immense' restoration work had already been accomplished since the blaze.
Sexual assault charges against McGregor in Corsica dropped
The accusations against McGregor, known as 'Notorious', came when the Irish fighter was on the French island of Corsica last September preparing for a charity 180km water-bike relay race from Calvi to Monaco.
Stokes makes English cricket history with Wisden award
The 29-year-old all-rounder won the award for a second successive year due to scoring more Test runs than any other batsman in 2020, with 641 in seven matches, while also taking 19 wickets.
Inside the plans for Prince Philip's funeral
The timeline for Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday April 17 at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Semenya wins 5,000m race, but falls short of Tokyo qualifying time
Caster Semenya trimmed nearly 15 seconds off her personal best by crossing the line in 15 minutes 52.28 sec while defending her South African championships 5,000m title - which is 42.28 sec outside the Tokyo qualifying time of 15:10.
Kohli reprimanded for IPL temper tantrum
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli made 33 in Bangalore's second successive win this season of the popular Twenty20 tournament after they edged out Sunrisers Hyderabad by six runs in Chennai on Wednesday.
COVID-19 jabs available, but reluctance contagious in Senegal
Many Senegalese have had doubts about the seriousness of COVID-19 from the start, and widespread scepticism about vaccines only grew with concerns over the AstraZeneca jab's possible link to rare blood clots.
No uniforms for royals at Prince Philip's funeral: media
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died last Friday, will be buried on Saturday at Windsor Castle, west of London, with just 30 mourners, most of them close family.
India daily virus cases double in ten days as infections soar
Having let its guard down with mass religious festivals, political rallies and crowds at cricket matches, India is experiencing a huge second wave, with almost two million fresh infections this month alone.
Drug-resistant malaria gaining foothold in Africa: study
In clinical trials, the disease lingered longer in children receiving standard treatment for malaria if they were infected with mutant strains of the disease, the study found.
Virus could force Olympics cancellation, says top Japanese politician
Toshiro Nikai, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's number two, said the Olympics must be cancelled "without hesitation" if the virus situation is too severe.
Ex-world leaders urge US to waive vaccine property rules
In an open letter to President Joe Biden published late Wednesday, the group said it was "gravely concerned by the very slow progress" in scaling up global vaccine access and inoculation in low- and middle-income countries.
Manslaughter charge for white Minnesota cop who shot dead black man
Minneapolis has been roiled by nightly violent protests after Kim Potter, who is white, opened fire on Wright in his car on Sunday.
Guardiola says Man City 'want more' after reaching Champions League semis
Phil Foden's second-half winner at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday sealed a 2-1 away win in the quarter-final, second leg to claim a 4-2 aggregate victory and set up a semi-final clash with Paris Saint Germain.
Klopp rues Reds' wasteful finishing as Madrid roll into Champions League semis
Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum were guilty of wasting glorious opportunities to get Klopp's men back into the tie as they failed to replicate a remarkable recovery from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate at the semi-final stage two years ago.
Biden says 'time to end' US war in Afghanistan with total pullout
Now, 20 years later - after almost 2,400 US military and tens of thousands of Afghan deaths - Biden named September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed. The pullout will begin on May 1.
EU to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as US prolongs J&J pause
Concerns over using the J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines have dampen hopes that mass immunizations will lead to a swift exit from the global pandemic that has killed nearly three million people and ravaged the global economy.