Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns
It will be the Republican president’s latest event with large crowds, defying health experts’ recommendations to avoid big gatherings amid recent spikes of COVID-19 cases across the country.
Hong Kong man accused of terrorism in first use of new China security law
Beijing imposed the legislation on the former British colony earlier this week despite protests from Hong Kongers and Western nations.
Putin says Russians voted 'with their hearts' to let him extend rule
The Kremlin has hailed the landslide victory as a triumph for Putin, but critics said the vote was illegal and illegitimate.
Visitors to England from 59 countries will not have to quarantine
Countries such as the United States, Canada and Portugal were excluded from the list.
Rand slips as COVID-19 and economic clouds gather
Losses in the day were also spurred by low liquidity as the US market was closed for a bank holiday.
Sushi meets AI - Japanese inventor's app scopes out choice tuna cuts
Using a deep learning algorithm to crunch through grading data from merchants, Tuna Scope has now evolved into a smartphone app.
Mercedes one-two as F1 gets back on track in Austria
Sunday’s race, the first of two in Austria on successive weekends, will be the latest start to a championship after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the scheduled Australian opener on 15 March before a wheel had turned.
Old Mutual makes acting CEO Williamson permanent
Iain Williamson’s appointment ends over a year of uncertainty over who will lead one of the country’s biggest insurers following the abrupt dismissal of former CEO Peter Moyo in June 2019 after a conflict of interest dispute.
Steroid drug purchased for COVID-19 patients in poor countries - UN
The UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) is negotiating the advance purchase under the deal led by UNITAID and Wellcome, as part of the World Health Organization’s plan to accelerate access to therapeutics, a joint statement said.
Sierra Leone doctors' strike leaves COVID-19 patients stranded
The strike marks an escalation in a row between doctors and government over what doctors say is a misuse of funds for the coronavirus response in the West African country.
Rand opens stronger after positive data
At 0650 GMT, the rand traded at 16.9350 versus the dollar, around 0.3% firmer than its previous close.
England's Curran self isolating after undergoing COVID-19 test
The ECB said in a statement that Curran, 22, experienced sickness and diarrhoea on Wednesday night and would sit out the remainder of England’s intra-squad practice match ahead of the first test against West Indies.
American Gauff can improve the world, says Navratilova
Gauff, 16, released a video on social media protesting killings of African-Americans in the United States amid widespread outrage across the country following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in police custody in Minneapolis.
Hollywood weighs how to foster lasting Black inclusion
The entertainment business faces new criticism for failing to do enough to include Black people in front of and behind the camera.
Treasury: 'No further action' to bailout SAA
The South African government wants creditors to back a restructuring plan for SAA but did not allocate new bailouts for the loss-making state airline in an emergency budget last week.
Coronavirus costs Africa travel, tourism almost $55 bln
Amani Abou-Zeid told a news conference the economic impact of lockdowns and border closures to curb the spread of the virus would be severe, with the continent’s air industry hit particularly hard.
Harry Potter fan sites step back from Rowling over transgender views
The websites said they would no longer provide links to the British author’s personal website, use photos of her, or write about achievements that do not relate to the Wizarding World she created.
Slain Ethiopian singer electrified a generation with songs of freedom & protest
Haacaaluu sang in the Oromo language of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, but his lyrics - about yearning for freedom and exhorting Ethiopians to solve their own problems - touched a chord more broadly.