Zambian power firm Zesco says electricity deficit growing
Zesco’s Director of Corporate Services Patrick Mwila told a media briefing the electricity deficit had grown to 810 megawatts (MW) from a 690 MW gap in September.
Bob Dylan concerts in Japan cancelled as coronavirus spreads
The American singer-songwriter singer was due to perform 15 concerts in Tokyo and Osaka in April.
McIlroy calls for all PGA Tour players to have coronavirus tests
Speaking in the wake of news that the tour would play without fans for the rest of the Players Championship, and for the next three weeks, the defending champion urged all players and their entourages to get tested for the virus.
Rand steady as coronavirus-induced sell-off pauses
The mood in financial markets improved somewhat on Friday, with Asian equities staging a recovery and US stocks futures pointing to a firmer start on Wall Street as attention turned to a US stimulus package.
SA wildlife breeders rattled by new animal cruelty guidelines
At 25 years old, Shandor Larenty has been training wild animals to be docile around tourists for the past 13 years and said he would be devastated if he had to stop because of growing ethical concerns over tourist animal interactions.
Nepal closes Mount Everest for climbers because of coronavirus fears
Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest, gets more than four million dollars in permit fees for the world’s highest peak and other mountains every year.
Australia v New Zealand ODIs to go ahead without spectators amid virus worries
The first one-day international will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground later on Friday with the second at the same stadium on Sunday and a third in Hobart next Friday.
After Weinstein, #MeToo themes in film, TV reflect wider cultural reckoning
More than two years into #MeToo, shows are exploring the nuances of sexual misconduct, where men are not always portrayed as monsters and women are more than traumatised victims.
'Mulan,' 'Fast and Furious' delayed as Hollywood adapts to coronavirus
Disney had held a red-carpet premiere on Monday to promote 'Mulan' and said at the time that the film would be released in the United States as planned on 27 March.
Canada's Trudeau self-isolates as wife is tested for coronavirus
The 48-year-old Liberal leader is exhibiting no symptoms and will continue to work from home until the results of his wife’s test comes in, the statement said.
Spectator at women's T20 final tests positive for coronavirus
Another sports fan who attended last weekend’s Super Rugby match between Melbourne Rebels and the Lions had also contracted the flu-like virus, the Olympic Park Trust said.
Rand hammered by growing impact of coronavirus
US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to ban travel from Europe to reduce the impact of the virus added more pressure to trading, as disruptions to trade and the world economy emerged.
Hamilton slams F1 for holding Australia GP despite virus
Lewis Hamilton said he feared for the health of the elderly in particular, and fans attending Albert Park, where more than 300,000 flocked during last year’s race, according to organisers’ estimates.
Premier League matches to be played in empty stadiums - report
The report said the season will not be postponed and that the games behind closed doors will not be shown in pubs 'to avoid congregation of people'.
Liverpool sunk by Atletico extra-time triple
Premier League leaders Liverpool enjoyed the greater possession, created more chances, drew a series of saves from Atletico keeper Jan Oblak and scored through Georginino Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.
Tokyo 2020 announces opening event despite mounting coronavirus concerns
The game will begin at 9 am local time (0000 GMT) at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium with two further fixtures, Italy v United States and Mexico v Canada, later in the day.
Cuba confirms first coronavirus cases, urges citizens to make own masks
Over the past 10 days, Cuba has ramped up its campaign on how to ward off the infection, through talks at workplace and community meetings, and through state media.
In dramatic step, Trump restricts travel from Europe to US to fight coronavirus
The travel order does not apply to the United Kingdom and Ireland and does not apply to American citizens.