Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

Brazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases. Hospitals are overcrowded, with people dying as they wait for...

Australia And New Zealand To Start Quarantine-Free Travel

Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from 19 April. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the move on Tuesday. Since October, New Zealand...

Taiwan: Dozens killed as train crashes and derails in tunnel

The latest reports from the National Fire Agency say 490 people were on the train, with 48 dead and some 66 injured. ‘Sudden violent jolt’ The crash took place at about 09:00 local time (01:00 GMT). Some...

Covid: France Schools To Close Under Third Lockdown

French schools will close for at least three weeks as part of new national restrictions to fight rising Covid cases, President Emmanuel Macron says. Mr Macron said that schools would move to remote learning from...

Brazil: Political Crisis And Covid Surge Rock Bolsonaro

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro is facing the biggest crisis of his presidency after the heads of the army, navy and air force all quit and the country recorded its highest Covid-19 daily death toll. The unprecedented...

Covid-19: World Leaders Call For International Pandemic Treaty

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined more than 20 world leaders in calling for a new global settlement to help the world prepare for future pandemics. In a newspaper article the leaders, including the German...

UK Eases Lockdown But Nervously Eyes European Virus Surge

Britain is taking another small step out of lockdown as it looks nervously at a new virus surge inundating its European neighbors. With U.K. coronavirus  vaccination rates outstripping those of European Union nations, Prime Minister Boris...

State Burial Underway For Tanzania’s Magufuli

The state burial of Tanzania's former President John Magufuli is underway in his north-western home village of Chato. Mr Magufuli died last Wednesday after a mysterious absence of almost three weeks. The Tanzanian authorities say Mr...

Bolsonaro Under Pressure As Brazil COVID Deaths Top 300,000

Brazil has topped 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, becoming the second country to do so amid a spike in infections that has seen the South American country report record death tolls in recent days. On Wednesday,...

Libya’s Eastern Administration Hands Power To Interim Government

Libya’s eastern administration has officially handed over power to a new executive that is meant to unify the war-torn country and steer it towards elections late this year. The Government of National Unity (GNU), selected...