The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colourful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea yesterday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.
African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa pulled out of public events to focus on “pressing matters” yesterday, fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africa’s head of state.
Zimbabwe's main opposition was embroiled in a power struggle on Friday over who is in charge of the party months before key elections, as leader Morgan Tsvangirai receives cancer treatment in hospital.
Agencies reported that the dog discovered one survivor who had been trapped in the rubble for 15 hours, and another person who subsequently died.
The ceremony was marked by a show of unity between North and South Korea.
London-based Eurostar runs high speed trains carrying passengers through the Channel tunnel, which is operated by Eurotunnel.
A martial arts display by North Korean athletes at the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games was met with silence at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, with the only supportive noises coming from North Korean cheerleaders high in the stands.
The Pyeongchang Winter olympics opening ceremony got under way in freezing temperatures and a spirit of rapprochement on Friday after the arrival of the highest level North Korean delegation ever seen in the South.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister joined athletes and officials from around the world at the South's Winter Olympics Friday, the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in its rival since the Korean War.