media captionActivists celebrated the Senate legalisation in Buenos Aires The legalisation of abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy in Argentina on Wednesday triggered emotional scenes outside the Congress building in Buenos Aires. Pro-choice activists embraced and cheered while waving the green handkerchiefs which have become symbolic of their decades-long fight for free and
image copyrightVCG Asia has a new richest person thanks to his vaccine-making firm and bottled water company. Zhong Shanshan has seen his wealth surge $7bn (£5.1bn) this year, helping him leapfrog India’s Mukesh Ambani and China’s Jack Ma. His is worth $77.8bn, making him the world’s 11th richest person according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
media captionExplaining the Electoral College and which voters will decide who wins A Republican says he will be the first senator to object when Congress certifies US President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory next week. Missouri’s Josh Hawley said he had election integrity concerns, despite a lack of evidence for widespread fraud. A group of Republicans
image copyrightGetty Images image captionSupporters in Taiwan have rallied for the release of the 12 Hong Kongers detained in China Ten Hong Kong activists arrested at sea as they tried to flee to Taiwan by speedboat have been jailed by China for between seven months and three years. Two others – of the group dubbed
image copyrightVarious As 2020 draws to a close, it is time to remember some of the iconic figures on the African continent who died this year. Here is a look back at 10 of those to whom we have said farewell from the worlds of football, science, music, business, medicine, politics, activism and the arts.
image copyrightChina News Service image captionChina has celebrated victory over the coronavirus this year At the start of the year the Chinese government faced two major challenges; an unknown disease which threatened to tear through its population and a wave of voices online telling the world what was happening. By the end of 2020, a
Ajinkya Rahane reached his 12th Test century from 195 balls Second Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day two) Australia 195: Labuschagne 48; Bumrah 4-56, Ashwin 3-35 India 277-5: Rahane 104*, Gill 45; Starc 2-61 India lead by 82 Scorecard Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant unbeaten century gave India control of the Boxing Day Test against Australia
South Africa are hosting Sri Lanka in a two-Test series South Africa have expressed their “ongoing commitment” to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement after their players raised their fists before the first Test against Sri Lanka. Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela raised a clenched fist after his release from prison in 1990. “The
image copyrightAFP image captionA memorial commemorating those killed in the aerial bombardment of Hargeisa in 1988 In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers the importance of memory for those who lose everything in the chaos of war. Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day are dates you’ll find many Somalis