Yearender 2020: From Poland's 'mistaken' armed invasion to UFO sightings, 7 bizzare events that occurred this year
Apart from the global pandemic, there have been events around the world that have left people gobsmacked due to their bizarre and sometimes even outlandish nature during the course of 2020.
UEFA Nations League: Italy beat Netherlands to move to top of group; Czech Republic lose to Scotland
It was Italy’s 11th win in 12 matches although some critics tempered that feat by pointing out that none of those victories were against the so-called ‘big teams’ of international soccer.
China launches quiet drive against companies exporting adulterated, fake materials in bid to arrest anti-Beijing sentiments
China's Food and Drug Administration has launched a drive to prepare a list of pharmaceutical exporters for frequent inspection of supplies and to ensure severe punishment for substandard medical equipment and drugs
Slowly, tentatively, a handful of European countries began lifting constraints on daily life this week for the first time since the start of the coronavirus crisis, providing an early litmus test of whether western democracies can gingerly restart their economies and restore basic freedoms without reviving the spread of the disease
Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky tests positive for coronavirus; confirmed cases in country cross 2,500-mark
Owner of the multi-billion dollar Czech energy conglomerate EPH, Daniel Kretinsky has tested positive for coronavirus
Davis Cup 2020: Fabio Fognini says it was a 'strange feeling' to play tie with no fans as Italy lead 2-0 against South Korea
Italy’s Fabio Fognini said it was a “strange feeling” playing a Davis Cup tie with no fans, after helping his country into a 2-0 lead against South Korea.
Euro 2020: Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes says he doesn't want to think about politics and history, 'just football' ahead of playoffs
Kosovo, a country of 1.8 million people, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, was finally accepted as a member of UEFA, and then FIFA, in 2016
Fed Cup 2020: Holders France drawn against Russia, Hungary for Finals; Australia to take on Belgium, Belarus in Group B
Holders France will face a strong Russia side and hosts Hungary in the group stage of the inaugural version of the $18 million Fed Cup Finals to be held in Budapest from 14 to 19 April.
Sixteen nations will battle this week to secure the last eight spots for the revamped Fed Cup finals in April with some heavyweights desperate to avoid missing the party.
Australian Open 2020: For Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep, first Grand Slam of season is about avenging past losses in finals
Kvitova was down a set and a break to Naomi Osaka and facing three match points when she fought back to force a decider, eventually losing 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4
Shenzhen Open: Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova beats Garbine Muguruza to set up final showdown with Elena Rybakina
Russian fifth seed Ekaterina Alexandrova overcame sixth seed Garbine Muguruza in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-3 victory on Friday to qualify for the Shenzhen Open final.
Tennis player Petra Kvitova's knife-wielding attacker to spend more time behind bars after Czech court extends prison sentence
An appeals court in the Czech Republic on Wednesday upheld a lower court conviction of a man for knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and increased his sentence from eight to 11 years in prison.
Six people dead in Czech Republic's Ostrava after man opens fire in hospital waiting room; suspect still at large
According to authorities, people have been evacuated from the clinic in Czech Republic's Ostrava. They are boosting security across the country.
Tomas Berdych confirmed on Saturday at the ATP Finals in London that he was retiring 17 years after turning professional.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Bulgaria may have to play next match in empty stadium after fans' racist gestures during clash against England
The Bulgaria football federation could be in line for a stronger punishment if UEFA's disciplinary panel decides that Monday's incident was the third offence in Euro 2020 qualifying
England will follow UEFA protocols if any of their players experience racist chanting during the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, according to manager Gareth Southgate.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Tammy Abraham says England players plan to walk off pitch if subjected to racist abuse
England manager Gareth Southgate had called a team meeting on Monday to discuss what action the players would take if they were the target of repeated racist abuse in the future.
England and Italy are closing in on qualification for Euro 2020 as the two countries' talented young squads search for the single win that would guarantee them a place at a landmark tournament.
China Open: Jelena Ostapenko stuns World No 2 Karolina Pliskova in first round, sets up second round clash with Katerina Siniakova
Ostapenko has suffered a dramatic loss of form since her French Open heroics and now languishes 74th in the world.
World Athletics Championships 2019: Archana Suseendran to take part in showpiece event after receiving late invite from IAAF
After a review of the final entries, the world body, IAAF found that some of the qualified athletes would not be able to take part in the 27 September to 6 October showpiece event and sent out late invites.