Former South Africa captain Joost van der Westhuizen dies aged 45, six years after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
The French candidate insists the payments were legal but says voters no longer accept the practice.
Concerns about the health of Nigeria's president increase as he extends his medical leave in the UK.
Methamphetamine pills worth an estimated $9.2m are found in his car and inside a monastery.
An inquiry hears 7% of Australia's Catholic priests allegedly abused children.
Lawyers for two US states argue against removing a legal block on President Trump's travel ban.
French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has rejected allegations of corruption that have dogged his campaign and said he would fight on.
Russia says that "Putin's a killer" comments are unacceptable and the US TV station must apologise.
As President Trump is fighting in court for his seven-nation travel ban, the tech industry is bracing for another executive order that could hit business hard.
Scores of migrants take buses to Calais each day, and use them to get home again if they fail to stow away on a lorry to the UK.
The town of al-Bab is now almost entirely surrounded by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels.
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far right National Front party, officially launched her presidential campaign Sunday with a speech attacking globalization.
How Cameroon overcame setbacks and distractions to win the Africa Cup of Nations.
Catalonia's ex-president takes full responsibility for Spanish region's unofficial independence vote.
When Abraham Lincoln envisaged a productive "team of rivals," the Trumpian incarnation is probably not what he had in mind.
Smartphone app uses before and after photos to show devastation of 1945 atomic bombing.
The Trump administration's decision to close the door to refugees fleeing conflict and disaster has become mired in legal morass.
As the legal battle over the travel ban intensifies, President Trump is also coming under fire for comments he made comparing the United States and Russia.
Adverts for Fast and Furious 8 and Stranger Things' second series entertain Super Bowl viewers.
The rise includes a ten-fold increase in casualties from attacks linked to Islamic State militants.