South Korea has raised its disease alert to the highest level after a surge in coronavirus infections and two more deaths, while Chinese state media warned the outbreak had yet to reach a turning point despite some signs of easing. South Korea’s president said on Sunday he was putting the country on “red alert” due…

Rival leaders in South Sudan have formed a transitional coalition government, in an attempt to end years of ruinous conflict that has killed almost 400,000 and forced millions from their homes. Opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday in the capital, Juba, as the first deputy of President Salva KiirĀ a day after the…

South Korea’s prime minister says the country is facing an “emergency” after another rise in coronavirus cases. Dozens have been linked to a church in the eastern city of Daegu. The government is increasing medical resources to try and stop any further spread. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from the southern city of Daegu, South…

South Korea has reported its first d***h from the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of cases globally approaches 75,000. China insists its containment measures are working, but people are still worried about returning to public areas. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong.

South Sudan’s rebels have rejected a peace offer by President Salva Kiir, which included plans to reduce the number of states but also create three administrative areas in the country. The rejection by rebel chief Riek Machar, announced in a statement, dashes hopes of breaking a deadlock and ending a six-year conflict that has left…

England are ranked number three in the world following this seriesThird Twenty20 international, CenturionSouth Africa 222-6 (20 overs): Klaasen 66, Bavuma 49; Curran 2-33England 226-5 (19.1 overs): Bairstow 64, Morgan 57*, Buttler 57England win by five wicketsScorecardEngland pulled off a stunning chase of 223 to beat South Africa in the third Twenty20 in Centurion and…

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has said he would return to a system of 10 states from 32, a major opposition demand, paving the way for a unity government and an end to the country’s ruinous civil war. “The compromise we have made today is a painful decision but a necessary one if that is…

England levelled the series at 1-1 after another dramatic matchSecond Twenty20 international, DurbanEngland 204-7 (20.0 overs): Stokes 47*, Moeen 39South Africa 202-7 (20.0 overs): De Kock 65, Van der Dussen 43*England win by two runsScorecardEngland held their nerve to level the series against South Africa with a thrilling two-run victory in the second Twenty20 international…

The second T20 international in the series is in Durban on FridayEngland have plenty to learn in the run-up to the Twenty20 World Cup after their one-run defeat by South Africa, according to captain Eoin Morgan.The tourists failed to chase 178 in the first of a three-match series in East London.”We should be winning that…