Bavuma ton leads S Africa to series win over England

Jan 29 (Reuters) – Captain Temba Bavuma struck a superb 109 from 102 balls as South Africa chased down a record target in Bloemfontein to beat England by five wickets on Sunday and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their one-day international series.

India Opposition Leader Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi was expelled from parliament after his defamation conviction.
Gandhi vows to keep pressure on Indian PM over Adani

Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi says he will continue to question Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his relationship with Adani Group’s embattled founder.

Pope Francis to visit two fragile African nations

VATICAN CITY, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis starts a trip on Tuesday to two fragile African nations often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people grappling with hunger.

At least 23 reported dead as tornado, storms lash US

A tornado and strong thunderstorms has left at least 23 people dead in the US state of Mississippi, authorities say.

Italy’s Eni signs $8 billion Libya gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

ROME/TRIPOLI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an $8 billion gas production deal on Saturday aimed at boosting energy supplies to Europe despite the insecurity and political chaos in the North African country.

Brazil president cancels China trip due to pneumonia

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has cancelled his trip to China after contracting pneumonia, officials say.

Congo revivalist churches draw in Catholics

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Congolese event organiser Deo Malela was born to Roman Catholic parents and identifies as such.