Zanzibar opposition leader held, 3 killed in poll clashes
Shortly before his arrest, police fired teargas and live rounds, and brutally beat a young man around the Mtupepo primary school where the polling station is located in an opposition stronghold, an AFP reporter saw.
Pandemic pummelling foreign investment: UN
The agency said that worldwide, FDI was 49% lower during the first half of 2020 than during the same period in 2019.
Wallabies lock laughs off All Blacks intimidation tactics
The New Zealand forwards, particularly hooker Dane Coles, displayed plenty of niggle in their 27-7 win in Auckland, leading to suggestions in the Kiwi media that the Wallabies lack "genuine hard men" in the pack.
At least seven killed in blast at Pakistan religious school
More than 60 people had been taking a lesson when the explosion tore through the madrassa in Peshawar, about 170 kilometres (around 100 miles) west of Islamabad, said Waqar Azim, a senior police official.
Qatar faces scrutiny after women 'forcibly examined'
Officers marched women off a Sydney-bound Qatar Airways flight earlier this month and forced them to undergo intimate examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom.
Australia's virus epicentre records second day with no cases
Australia had largely curbed the spread of COVID-19 when the virus leaked into the community from Melbourne hotels used to quarantine travellers from overseas.
'Worst time to resign' says under-fire Barca president
Bartomeu faces a vote of no confidence after turbulent times at the Camp Nou, not least the standoff with club legend Lionel Messi who was blocked from leaving this summer.
Ivory Coast elections: Ouattara's economic record under scrutiny
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, who came to power in 2011 after bloody post-election conflict, is accused by critics of sidestepping constitutional constraints in seeking a third term in office.
Hamilton record keeps 'greatest of all time' debate raging
The comments provoked argument, not least because Hamilton's statistical landmark of 92 wins is likely to be enlarged by him after passing seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher's 14-year-old record of 91 wins.
Trump boosted by Supreme Court confirmation days from US election
The Republican-controlled Senate elevated Amy Coney Barrett to the lifelong position in a 52-48 vote, capping a rapid and deeply contentious process that makes her the sixth conservative, and third Trump appointee, on the nine-member court.
Injured Stormers star Du Toit unlikely to play this year
The 28-year-old Springbok flanker limped off injured in a Super Rugby match against the Blues in Cape Town earlier this year and swift medical attention saved his leg from being amputated.
Nigeria looting hits capital
Lines of residents could be seen carrying away sacks of supplies meant for distribution during coronavirus lockdowns as authorities struggled to halt the pillaging.
'We cannot give up,' WHO chief Ghebreyesus says of pandemic fight
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ comment came a day after US President Donald Trump's chief of staff told CNN that the administration's focus had moved to mitigation, not stamping out the virus.
Sudanese split over normalising relations with Israel
The move - announced by the White House Friday - came shortly after US President Donald Trump declared that Washington was formally moving to delist Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, a designation that strangled Khartoum's economy for decades.
Injured Rohit left out of India's squad for Australia tour
Paceman Ishant Sharma also misses out of the highly-anticipated series that includes four Tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches in the coming months.
Muslims 'not persecuted' in France, says country's Muslim council
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamist radicals after the 16 October beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to pupils in a class discussion on free speech.
Man City 'ready to win Champions League', says Villas-Boas
City, who relinquished their Premier League title last season to Liverpool, have only won twice in five league games this season.
Trump says he’s 'not' giving up on COVID-19 fight
On Sunday, Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN that the administration's focus had moved to mitigation, not stamping out the virus.