Australia defend 'heartbreaking' decision to scrap S. Africa tour
The withdrawal drew a sharp response from Cricket South Africa, which expressed frustration at the "eleventh hour" decision despite extensive work to establish bio-secure bubbles for the tourists.
Civil disobedience calls sprout in Myanmar after coup
Myanmar was plunged back into direct military rule when soldiers detained Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders in a series of dawn raids on Monday, ending the country's brief experiment with democracy.
Man Utd equal record with nine-goal blitz, Arsenal lose at Wolves
Rampant United scored four times in the first half after Southampton's teenage midfielder Alexandre Jankewitz was dismissed in the second minute at Old Trafford.
71 homes destroyed as Australia bushfire rages near locked-down Perth
The blaze has torn through large swathes of land in the Perth Hills and was moving towards more densely populated areas.
Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO
The world's richest person based on his Amazon stake, Bezos said he will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter, handing over the CEO role to Andy Jassy, who heads Amazon Web Services.
Opera singers help UK COVID patients to breathe easier
After a successful six-week pilot, the English National Opera is now rolling out its 'ENO Breathe' programme to 1,000 patients, offering exercises involving singing, breath techniques and mindfulness well-being practices.
Turkey's student protests turn increasingly violent
Turkey has been hit by weeks of rallies across major campuses against Erdogan's appointment of a party loyalist to head Istanbul's exclusive Bogazici University at the start of the year.
Congo bishops fear presidential vote won't be free and fair
The March 21 ballot in the Republic of Congo, also called Congo-Brazzaville, will see incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso bid for a fourth term to extend 36 total years in power.
Uganda to reopen schools, acquire COVID-19 vaccines
Cabinet had 'approved the recommendations for reopening educational institutions' to all students, spokesman Dennis Katungi said.
WHO expert says China mission going 'very well'
The investigative team arrived at the Hubei province animal disease prevention centre in Wuhan Tuesday morning, where the group donned white hazmat suits for a tour of the facilities.
Trump accused of 'grievous betrayal' in impeachment trial brief
In a pre-trial brief outlining their prosecution arguments, the House impeachment managers made their case for the Senate to convict Donald Trump, saying the American people should be protected "against a President who provokes violence to subvert our democracy".
Fired-up Djokovic makes perfect start, Nadal pulls out with sore back
Djokovic showed no signs of being hindered by a nasty blister on his racquet hand that troubled him at an Adelaide exhibition last week and returned 30 minutes later alongside Filip Frajinovic to play the decisive doubles rubber.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez tests positive for COVID
Perez's positive test comes after Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also tested positive last month.
Spain restricts arrivals from SA, Brazil over virus
Only legal residents or nationals of Spain and the neighbouring microstate of Andorra will be allowed in from Brazil and South Africa, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero told a news conference.
Pfizer estimates $15 bn in 2021 sales for COVID-19 vaccine
The projections came as Pfizer projected full-year 2021 sales of between $59.4 billion and $61.4 billion, meaning that about one-fourth of estimated total sales will come from the COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 100 million vaccinated across the globe
None of the world's 29 poorest countries has formally started mass vaccination drives, while the richest nations have given more than two-thirds of jabs administered.
Chad bans protests ahead of vote announcement
In a decree published late Monday, Public Security Minister Mahamat Tahir Orozi said the authorities "cannot allow the holding of such protests, which have the potential to provoke public disorder across the country."
Tech billionaire Elon Musk says he's off Twitter 'for a while'
Elon Musk overtook Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's wealthiest person last month, with a fortune estimated at $185 billion following a nine-fold surge in Tesla's share price over the past year.