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Rustu Recber was part of the Turkey side who reached the semi-finals of the 2002 World CupTurkey’s most capped player, former goalkeeper Rustu Recber, is in a “critical period” in hospital with coronavirus.The ex-Barcelona and Fenerbahce keeper, 46, won 120 caps and was one of the players of the tournament when Turkey reached the 2002…

Anthony Yarde has won all 19 of his professional bouts, including 18 by knockoutBritish boxer Anthony Yarde says his father has died after contracting coronavirus.The 28-year-old light-heavyweight has urged people to stay at home, saying his father had been “fit with no health issues” before becoming ill.”I’m still in shock but maybe this can help…

Mattia Binotto took over as Ferrari team principal in January 2019The world championship could extend into January next year as Formula 1 seeks to salvage the 2020 season, says Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto.The first eight races have been called off and the British Grand Prix in July is one of the next events under threat.Binotto…

Saunders’ most recent fight was in November 2019World champion Billy Joe Saunders has apologised after posting a video on social media in which he advised men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown.The WBO super-middleweight champion, 30, was shown demonstrating techniques on a punch bag.Briton Saunders later said he would “never condone…

Kazakhstan’s government is pumping billions of dollars into its economy to help stave off the impact of the coronavirus. But the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia is making it harder to stabilise the oil-dependent Kazakh economy. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker has more.

News Germany has some of the world’s highest infection numbers but its mortality rate is much lower than that of its neighbours. 28 Mar 2020 09:19 GMT Germany has some of the highest infection numbers in the world. But its fatality rate is much lower than that of its neighbours. Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports…

Pope Francis has held a dramatic, solitary prayer service in St Peter’s Square of the Vatican, urging the world to see the coronavirus pandemic as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values. Speaking into an eerily empty square before delivering an extraordinary “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing,…

Joseph E Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped Martin Luther King Jr found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and fought against racial discrimination in the United States, has died, a family statement has said. A family statement said he died on Friday at home in Atlanta from natural causes unrelated to the…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has imposed additional nationwide restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. While stopping short of declaring a lockdown, Erdogan on Friday announced the suspension of all international flights to and from Turkey as well as strict monitoring of domestic travel. More: Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases? How coronavirus is…