UN warns of alarming rise of hunger in war-torn Yemen

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:33 GMT

The report, which covers only the southern parts of Yemen, forecasts that the number of people "facing high levels of acute food insecurity" will increase from two million in February-April this year to 3.2 million in July-December.

Tokyo governor tells residents to stay home over holiday as virus surges

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 01:26 GMT

The city is on its highest coronavirus alert level, with experts warning infections appear to be spreading rapidly and widely.

Ethiopia violence death toll rises to 239

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 - 11:10 GMT

Pop star Hachalu Hundessa, a hero to many Oromo who saw him as the voice of their marginalisation, was shot dead by unknown attackers on Monday of last week.

Messi doubts reflect chaos at Barcelona

Sun, 05 Jul 2020 - 11:05 GMT

Barcelona may be about to lose the league but losing Lionel Messi would be much harder to stomach.

Ethiopia's PM accuses dissidents of taking up arms in unrest

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 - 06:20 GMT

Those who participate “in the destruction of the nation cannot be considered guardians of the nation,'' Abiy Ahmed said.

Cheer us to the title from home, Klopp urges Liverpool fans

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 08:14 GMT

Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool fans to cheer his team to Premier League glory from their homes as the runaway leaders prepare for the season to restart.

Guardiola praises health workers as Premier League relaunches

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 08:10 GMT

Pep Guardiola heaped praise on global healthcare workers as his Manchester City side braced for an avalanche of Premier League games over the coming weeks.

Bayern win eighth straight Bundesliga, Paderborn relegated

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 08:08 GMT

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions on Tuesday for an eighth straight season as Robert Lewandowski's volley secured a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen, while Paderborn were relegated from the top flight in Berlin.

Barca cruise past Leganes to turn up heat on Real Madrid

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 08:06 GMT

Lionel Messi was rugby tackled and then scored a penalty as Barcelona put the pressure back on Real Madrid by easing to a 2-0 victory over Leganes at an empty Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Key UEFA meeting to decide on way forward for suspended Champions League

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 07:33 GMT

As football around Europe returns after a long suspension, UEFA is set to announce the format for the latter stages of the Champions League at a key meeting on Wednesday which will also raise the thorny issue of the postponed, pan-continental Euro 2020.

Premier League braces for return after virus shutdown

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 06:50 GMT

The Premier League returns on Wednesday after 100 days in the deep freeze, with Liverpool on the brink of winning the title in a radically changed football universe.

Sarri targets first Juventus trophy against former club Napoli

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 06:47 GMT

Maurizio Sarri takes on his former club Napoli in Wednesday's Italian Cup final looking for his first trophy as Juventus coach days before Serie A resumes after a three-month shutdown.

Tanzania first African country to restart league amid virus

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 06:57 GMT

Tanzania this weekend became the first African country to resume a national league suspended during March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Davies admits Spurs need fast start

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 06:56 GMT

Tottenham defender Ben Davies has urged his team-mates to make a fast start when they restart their Premier League campaign on Friday.

Marcelo takes knee as Madrid return with win over Eibar

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 06:40 GMT

Marcelo celebrated by taking a knee as Real Madrid returned from three months away following the coronavirus suspension by beating Eibar 3-1 on Sunday.

Mourinho tells Spurs to get ready for empty feeling

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 08:32 GMT

Jose Mourinho believes his Tottenham Hotspur side must adapt quickly to the "new reality" of playing matches without any fans when they resume their Premier League campaign against Manchester United on June 19.

Out of contract pair Thiago Silva and Cavani to leave PSG

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 08:31 GMT

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that veteran duo Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani will not stay with the French champions with their contracts due to expire at the end of this month.

Goretzka winner puts Bayern within one victory of Bundesliga title

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 08:30 GMT

Bayern Munich moved to within just one win of an eighth straight Bundesliga title as a late Leon Goretzka goal sealed a 2-1 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Messi caps Barcelona win over Mallorca on La Liga return

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 08:27 GMT

Lionel Messi returned without a beard and with a goal and two assists as Barcelona resumed their La Liga title challenge on Saturday with a thumping 4-0 victory over Real Mallorca.

Guardiola appoints former boss Lillo as Man City assistant

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 06:32 GMT

Pep Guardiola's former manager Juanma Lillo has been reunited with the Catalan as Manchester City's new assistant boss, the club confirmed on Tuesday.