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Eight-nation summit discusses DR Congo

The one-day mini-summit was being staged in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, four days before problem-strewn elections in the neighbouring DRC.

Poroshenko announces end to martial law in Ukraine

The move to impose martial law came after Poroshenko warned of a build-up of Russian forces near Ukraine's borders, escalating the most dangerous crisis in years between the ex-Soviet neighbours.

Steyn claims outright South Africa wicket-taking record

Shaun Pollock, the previous holder of the record, was quick to praise his successor, describing him during a television commentary as 'an absolutely brilliant performer, an absolute champion and a true leader of the attack'.

Kohli, Pujara make Australia toil after impressive Agarwal debut

On a docile, batsman-friendly Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket, India ground their way to 215 for two at stumps on day one with the rock-like Pujara not out 68 and superstar Kohli unbeaten on 47 as the bowlers toiled in hot conditions for little reward.

Trump downbeat on Fed as markets nosedive

With the stock market on track for its worst December since the Great Depression, President Donald Trump berated the Federal Reserve for its stewardship of the economy.

Japan to resume commercial whaling

Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesperson said.