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Boris Johnson resigns as UK Conservative leader

A Conservative leadership race will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the Tory party conference in October.

Johnson publicly announced his resignation outside No 10 Downing Street just after 11.30pm New Zealand time.

He said it was "clearly now the will of the parliamentary party" for there to be a new prime minister.

"I want you to know how sad I am to be giving up the best job in the world," Johnson said.

"But them's the breaks."

Russian diplomat resigns over Putin's 'witless' war against Ukraine

Boris Bondarev, whose LinkedIn says he worked at the Russian mission to the UN in Geneva, told the BBC he knew his decision to speak out may mean the Kremlin now considers him a traitor.

But he stood by his statement which described the war as "a crime against the Ukrainian people" and "the people of Russia".

Moscow has not yet commented.

Russia has cracked down on those who are critical of or veer from the official narrative surrounding the war, which it refers to only as "a special military operation".

Protesters torch leaders' homes in night of unrest in Sri Lanka

The violence capped a day of unrest that saw Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa quit amid mass protests at his government's handling of the economic crisis.

But it failed to assuage demonstrators, who attempted to storm his official residence while he was holed up inside.

Five people have died and more than 190 have been injured since Monday.

An island-wide curfew has been extended to Wednesday morning as authorities seek to quell the violence.

Assistant Attorney General resigns in Samoa

This was confirmed by Attorney General Su'a Hellen Wallwork who said Ainuu's resignation was not a surprise. Su'a told Radio Polynesia, that Ainuu tendered his resignation on Friday.

Adding that he's given his two weeks notice.

Fuimaono was in charge of the Civil Litigation and Opinions division which was tasked with providing legal advice on legislation administered by ministries and corporations.

Will Smith resigns from Academy after Oscars slap

"I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work," Smith's statement said.

"So, I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate," the statement added.

Can the Will Smith slap live on stage force the Oscars to change their ways?

Tokyo Olympics: Composer Keigo Oyamada resigns over bullying at school

Old magazine articles resurfaced in which Keigo Oyamada, 52, boasted of the bullying and said he had no regrets.

After the scandal broke, the performer apologised. But the outrage in Japan has now led to his resignation.

It is the latest setback for the games, which are opening on Friday under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak.

"I have become painfully aware that accepting the offer of my musical participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics lacked consideration to a lot of people," said Mr Oyamada, who is widely known as Cornelius.

Flanagan resigns as Sharks coach

Flanagan quit after he was last month deregistered by the NRL for flouting his 2014 suspension for his part in the club's peptides scandal.

With just five weeks until the club's first trial against Manly at Lottoland, Sharks assistant John Morris has been appointed interim head coach, however, it's not known whether he will permanently take over.

Flanagan said he would respond to the NRL's show-cause notice but said he was standing down so that the club could get on with his job.

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announces surprise early resignation

His resignation will take effect from 1 February.

Mr Kim, 59, was not due to leave until 2022 after he was re-elected for a second five-year term in 2017.

He will "join a firm and focus on increasing infrastructure investments in developing countries", the World Bank said.

"It has been a great honour to serve as President of this remarkable institution, full of passionate individuals dedicated to the mission of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime," Mr Kim said in a statement.

No reason was given for his unexpected resignation.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO resigns

Firmly rooted in this belief, the telecommunication business through Digicel PNG Foundation has reached out and touched the lives of Papua New Guineans nationwide, under the leadership of outgoing chief executive officer Beatrice Mahuru, who announced her resignation after 7 years of dedicated service.

Mahuru announced her resignation yesterday after dedicating 7 years of service as the Digicel PNG Foundation CEO.

Lehmann to resign as Aust coach

Lehmann initially signalled an intention to continue in his role after Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were sent home from South Africa in disgrace for their roles in a pre-meditated plan that saw the latter attempt to alter the condition of the ball during the third Test in Cape Town.

Smith and Warner - formerly the captain and vice-captain of the team - were banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday, while Bancroft earned a nine-month suspension.