by Daniel BOSQUE
The trial of Argentina star Lionel Messi on tax fraud charges opened Tuesday in Spain in his absence just days before Argentina's first match in the Copa America against Chile.
by Jean Marc Mojon
Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group Tuesday as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians.
Johannesburg - Public broadcaster the SABC plans to beef up local content on its commercial television station by up to 80% after implementing a similar policy across its radio broadcasts.
Cape Town – Government said it is determined to tighten its tobacco laws that will see plain packaging on cigarette products as part of a global drive to lower the incentive for people to smoke.
North Korea's missile test a giant failure, Haiti's election should be scrapped, and Djokovic in for a rough week at Roland Garros.
by Martyn WOOD
Novak Djokovic will look to conquer both the weather and last-16 opponent Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday with more bleak conditions forecast at Roland Garros.
An independent commission recommended Monday canceling results of Haiti's first-round presidential elections held in October, saying they were marred by fraud.
by Hui Min NEO
Germany's parliament votes Thursday on a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", despite a strong warning from Turkey.
North Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing UN resolutions, South Korea's defence ministry said.
Japanese rescuers scoured thick forest Monday in search of a seven-year-old boy whose parents left him in mountain woods inhabited by bears as a punishment, in a case that has infuriated the public.
by Jean Marc Mojon
Iraqi forces thrust into the city of Fallujah from three directions on Monday marking a new and perilous urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the jihadist bastion.
Cape Town - Follwing the 2015 Rugby World Cup, there was a general acceptance that the Springboks needed to evolve.
A special court in Senegal on Monday sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison after convicting him of rape and crimes against humanity.
by Dave JAMES
World number one Novak Djokovic is poised to become the first man to win $100 million in prize money on Monday when he targets a place in the French Open quarter-finals for the 10th time.
Eleven people, including a Colombian national and three minors, were killed by an armed squad in Venezuela, the Attorney General's office said Sunday.
ADDS reaction from UN chief
At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants on Sunday, the UN and police sources said.
At least 35 percent of corals in the northern and central regions of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are dead or dying from a mass bleaching event, scientists said Monday.
Former Springboks World Cup-winning skipper John Smit said Friday he is quitting as chief executive of Durban-based Super Rugby franchise the Coastal Sharks.
Johannesburg - The SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will no longer broadcast footage of people destroying public property during protests.
US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima on Friday drew raves on social media and from many of the thousands who turned up to witness the historic event.
Cape Town - The Automobile Association warned motorists on Friday to brace themselves for a huge fuel price hike in June, with further spikes in the coming months.
A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the United States for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics, the top US public health official said on Thursday.
by Steven GRIFFITHS
Jose Mourinho was expected to become Manchester United's new manager on Friday after reportedly agreeing a deal to take charge at Old Trafford.
by Maya Gebeily
Kurdish and Arab fighters aided by US soldiers battled the Islamic State group north of its Syrian stronghold of Raqa Thursday as Iraqi forces edged towards the jihadist-held city of Fallujah.
by Ivan Couronne
White House hopeful Donald Trump claimed victory Thursday in the Republican nomination race, while shrugging off criticism from the man he aims to replace, President Barack Obama, who blasted the billionaire's ignorance and arrogant attitude.
Zimbabwe has pardoned 2,000 prisoners to make space in its overcrowded jails with authorities appealing to the released convicts not to return to a life of crime, state media reported Thursday.
by Marthe BOSUANDOLE
Congolese security forces fired tear gas and charged at several thousand stone-throwing protesters in the capital Kinshasa Thursday as nationwide rallies against veteran President Joseph Kabila turned violent.
A militant group has attacked a Chevron installation in the Niger delta, a maritime expert confirmed Thursday, the latest damage to Nigeria's oil infrastructure that is dragging output to 20-year lows.
Cape Town - An illegal strike by a group of MyCiTi bus drivers on Thursday has led to major disruptions on various bus routes in Cape Town.
Brent crude passed $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 in Asia Thursday after data showed a fall in US crude inventories, adding to expectations of a tightening global market.