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Diego Maradona starts coaching job at Mexican side Dorados

Diego Maradona starts coaching job at Mexican side Dorados

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maradona greeted fans as he held his first training session Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has begun a new job as manager of a Mexican second-division club. The 1986 World Cup winner said the experience was a rebirth after years of battling drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity. The choice though […]

Ethiopia-Eritrea border reopens after 20 years

Ethiopia-Eritrea border reopens after 20 years

Image copyright Ethiopia Government Image caption Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (l) and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met ahead of the reopening of the border A key crossing point between one-time bitter enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea has reopened after a border war shut it more than 20 years ago. The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea […]

Brazil candidate Jair Bolsonaro to undergo 'major surgery'

Brazil candidate Jair Bolsonaro to undergo 'major surgery'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJair Bolsonaro: Brazil presidential front-runner stabbed at rally The frontrunner in Brazil’s presidential elections is to have more major surgery after he was stabbed during a campaign rally on Thursday. Jair Bolsonaro’s doctors said the right-wing candidate remained in intensive care following the attack by a lone […]

Man charged in murder of Canadian teen Marrisa Shen

Man charged in murder of Canadian teen Marrisa Shen

Image copyright Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Image caption Marrisa Shen was found murdered in a park in Burnaby, British Columbia in 2017 A suspect has been arrested for the killing of a Canadian schoolgirl following a breakthrough in a lengthy investigation into her death. Ibrahim Ali, 28, a Canadian permanent resident, faces first degree murder […]

Serena Williams: Cartoonist denies US Open depiction is racist

Serena Williams: Cartoonist denies US Open depiction is racist

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Serena Williams lost to Naomi Osaka at the US Open at the weekend An Australian cartoonist has defended his depiction of Serena Williams at the US Open, after the image went viral and was criticised as racist and sexist. Mark Knight’s newspaper cartoon showed Williams jumping above a broken […]

The entrepreneur creating Ghana's next generation of inventors

The entrepreneur creating Ghana's next generation of inventors

Image caption Children across Ghana are able to pursue their science dreams thanks to the small kit “Sir, sir, sir,” scream more than 30 children in exhilaration, jumping out of their small wooden chairs in a classroom on the edge of a lush, grassy valley. The race is on at Berekuso Junior High School on […]

Hurricane Florence: Trump issues warning as storm strengthens

Hurricane Florence: Trump issues warning as storm strengthens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Customers at a hardware store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which may be in the path US President Donald Trump has issued a series of warnings to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which is gathering power as it approaches the Carolinas. Mr Trump tweeted that this was “one of the worst […]

Trump receives 'warm' letter from Kim about new summit

Trump receives 'warm' letter from Kim about new summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Time for a sequel to this summer’s blockbuster summit? US President Donald Trump has received a letter from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un asking for a follow-up to their historic summit earlier this year. The US says it is already looking at scheduling a new meeting. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders […]

Serena Williams and the trope of the 'angry black woman'

Serena Williams and the trope of the 'angry black woman'

Image copyright AFP Mammies, jezebels, Sapphires. Black women in America have long been dogged by negative stereotypes, rooted in a history of racism and slavery. In the aftermath of Serena Williams’ controversial US Open loss, it’s the trope of the “angry black woman” that has once again re-emerged. During the US Open final, Williams received […]

Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star 'not socially responsible'

Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star 'not socially responsible'

Image copyright WireImage Image caption Fan Bingbing, who got a 0% score in the report, has not been seen in public since 1 July Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has been ranked last in a report judging A-list celebrities on how “socially responsible” they are, fuelling further speculation about the whereabouts of the actress, who […]