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  • Heavy rains kill 24 in Pakistan

    21 août 2020

    At least 24 people were killed as heavy rains lashed Pakistan's Punjab province on Thursday, officials said. Rescue officials told local media that several houses have been completely destroyed and the majority of the victims were killed due to roof collapse...

  • Alexei Navalny: 'Poisoned' Russian opposition leader in a coma

    21 août 2020

    Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was battling for his life in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after a suspected poisoning as Germany prepared to dispatch an air ambulance to bring him to Europe for treatment. Navalny, a 44-year-old lawyer...

  • Mali junta plans 'transitional' government after President Keita's detention

    21 août 2020

    Mali's new military junta said Thursday it would put in place a transitional government as its West Africa neighbours said they would dispatch envoys to help secure "the immediate return of constitutional order" and called for its ousted president to...

  • Bayern Munich into Champions League final with PSG after routing Lyon

    20 août 2020

    Serge Gnabry struck a first-half brace and Robert Lewandowski also scored as a ruthless Bayern Munich taught Lyon a harsh lesson in their Champions League semi-final in Lisbon on Wednesday, winning 3-0 to set up a tantalising final against Paris Saint-Germain....

  • Mali opposition offers backing to coup leaders

    20 août 2020

    Army colonel Assimi Goita on Wednesday introduced himself as Mali's new military strongman a day after a coup that was condemned by the international community but won support from the country's opposition. The African Union, European Union, the United...

  • UN chief demands 'immediate release' of Mali president Ibrahim Keita

    20 août 2020

    United Nations head Antonio Guterres demanded "the immediate and unconditional release" of Mali's president and members of his govenment Tuesday after they were seized by rebel soldiers. "The secretary-general strongly condemns these actions and calls...

  • Mali president Ibrahim Keita resigns after detention by mutinying troops

    20 août 2020

    Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on Tuesday and dissolved parliament hours after mutinying soldiers detained him at gunpoint, plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency and mass protests deeper into crisis. Looking tired and...

  • Koeman will be Barca's next coach, Messi to stay: President

    19 août 2020

    Ronald Koeman is set to become Barcelona's next coach and the Dutchman will construct his team around Lionel Messi, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Tuesday. Koeman, who is revered by Barca fans for delivering their first European Cup as a player,...

  • Pandemic now driven by 20s, 30s, 40s group, many asymptomatic, warns WHO

    19 août 2020

    The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday it was concerned that the novel coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of which were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups. WHO officials said...

  • Two strong earthquakes shake Indonesia, no casualties

    19 août 2020

    Two large and shallow earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. Frightened residents fled...

  • Inter Milan thrash Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 to reach Europa League final

    18 août 2020

    Lautaro Martinez played chief tormentor as Inter Milan claimed an emphatic 5-0 victory against Shakhtar Donetsk to reach the Europa League final and come closer to a first title in nine years on Monday. Argentine striker Martinez, who scored twice, was...

  • Democrats nominate Joe Biden for president, vowing he will end Trump 'chaos'

    19 août 2020

    Former US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter argued on Tuesday that Joe Biden has the experience and integrity to restore a pandemic-devastated America, as Democrats formally nominated Biden for president at their national convention. The convention's...

  • Donald Trump says he will pardon a 'very important' person on Tuesday

    18 août 2020

    President Donald Trump said on Monday he would pardon a "very, very important" person on Tuesday, but added it would not be leaker Edward Snowden or former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "Doing a pardon tomorrow on someone who is very, very...

  • Thousands of church members quarantined in S. Korea

    18 août 2020

    Thousands of members of a Protestant church linked to a coronavirus cluster in Seoul have been asked to quarantine, South Korean authorities said Monday, as they accused the group's firebrand conservative leader - who has reportedly tested positive -...

  • Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

    17 août 2020

    Lewis Hamilton had no problems with his tyres this time as he coasted to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, extending his championship lead to 37 points and clinching an 88th career victory to move within three of Michael Schumacher's Formula...

  • Bayern Munich blitz Barcelona 8-2 to reach Champions League semi-finals

    15 août 2020

    A merciless Bayern Munich inflicted a humiliating, record defeat on Barcelona on Friday, recording a scarcely believable 8-2 victory in their Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon to leave Lionel Messi forlorn and surely hastening in the end of an...

  • Belarus engulfed in ninth night of protests as President Alexander Lukashenko heckled

    18 août 2020

    Demonstrators descended on the Belarusian capital on Monday for a ninth night of protests against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko, who was heckled by factory workers as pressure grows on him to step down. Several thousand protesters gathered at...

  •  Congo-Brazzaville celebrates independence day "in reduced format" : amid Coronavirus

    15 août 2020

    Congo-Brazzaville commemorates on saturday the 60th anniversary since its accession to independence on august 15, 1960. This year because of the coronavirus pandemic , the national day which is usually marks by a large military and civil parade on the...

  • US bid to extend Iran arms embargo fails at UN Security Council

    15 août 2020

    The United States lost a bid to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran on Friday as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid "confrontation" over a US threat to trigger a return of all UN sanctions on Tehran. Russia and China...

  • 8 killed, 28 injured in Mogadishu hotel attack

    17 août 2020

    At least eight persons, including three suspected attackers, were confirmed dead, and 28 others injured in an attack at a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, an official said. Ismael Mukhtar Omar, government spokesman, said four civilians and...

  • Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in US TikTok operations within 90 days

    15 août 2020

    President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the Chinese company ByteDance to divest its interest in video-sharing app TikTok's operations in the United States within 90 days. "There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance ... might take...

  • Japan PM Abe enters hospital for check-up, source says

    17 août 2020

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe entered a hospital on Monday for a medical check-up, a government source said, after a top official voiced concern the premier was suffering from fatigue because of his workload during the coronavirus pandemic. Abe,...

  • New potential breast cancer drug identified by US researchers

    15 août 2020

    Scientists, including an Indian-American researcher, have identified a molecule that can help treat breast cancer, giving hope to patients who have become resistant to traditional therapies. The first-in-class molecule shuts down oestrogen-sensitive breast...

  • Champions League: Leipzig beat Atletico Madrid to book meeting with PSG

    14 août 2020

    Leipzig stunned Atletico Madrid 2-1 on Thursday to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time as Tyler Adams' 88th-minute winner earned them a showdown with Paris Saint-Germain. Atletico looked to have secured extra-time at the Estadio...

  • 18 dead, 21 missing in massive Nepal landslide

    17 août 2020

    At least 18 people have been killed and 21 others reported missing after a massive landslide hit Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, authorities said on Sunday, August 16, adding that a search and rescue operation was ongoing in the affected area. The landslide,...

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