AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS
DR Congo stage comeback to reach Africa Cup semisDieumerci Mbokani scored twice as Democratic Republic of Congo came back from 2-0 down midway through the second half to beat Congo 4-2 in a thrilling African Nations Cup…
Italian lawmakers elect Judge Sergio Mattarella as presidentAfter three initial rounds of voting this week, Italian lawmakers on Saturday elected constitutional court judge and centre-left politician Sergio Mattarella as president on…
Serena Williams beats Sharapova in Australian Open finalSerena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (5) at the Australian Open on Saturday to win her 19th Grand Slam title, continuing her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals.
Romney rules out run in 2016 presidential electionAfter a three-week flirtation with another run for US president, Republican Mitt Romney definitively stated Friday that he will not seek his party's nomination for the White…
Zimbabwe's Mugabe takes over as African Union chairmanZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union (AU) chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
Deadly explosion strikes Shiite mosque in PakistanA bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
Djokovic survives 5-set thriller to set up Murray finalWorld number one Novak Djokovic fought off defending champion Stan Wawrinka over five sets to reach his fifth Australian Open final on Friday, where he will meet Andy Murray.
Sharapova out to end Williams hoodoo in Melbourne finalThe bitter rivalry between Australian Open finalists Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova took root on the hallowed Wimbledon turf in 2004 and is still thriving more than a decade…
JORDAN - JAPAN
IS group silent as deadline passes with no hostage swapFamilies of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no…
Malaysia declares missing flight MH370 an 'accident'Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims’ relatives while…
NATO - SPAIN
NATO jet crash due to technical failure, French army saysThe F-16 fighter jet that crashed during a NATO exercise in Spain on Monday, killing 11, experienced a technical failure during takeoff and the two pilots tried to eject, the…
JORDAN - JAPAN
IS group video 'sets new deadline' for hostage swapThe Islamic State (IS) group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al Qaeda.