George Floyd killer Derek Chauvin asks for new trial

The white former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of the black man George Floyd has requested a new trial. Derek Chauvin’s legal team have filed court documents alleging misconduct by both...

Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills 23

At least 23 people have been killed and dozens injured after a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City while a train was travelling on it, officials say. Several train carriages plunged to the ground, crushing...

Israel crush: Dozens killed at Lag B’Omer religious festival

At least 44 people have been killed in a crush at a crowded religious festival in the north-east of Israel. Dozens more were injured at the Lag B’Omer festival, which takes place annually at the...

Singapore and Hong Kong to open travel bubble

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to start quarantine-free travel between the two cities from 26 May. The long delayed travel bubble was first slated to begin in November, but was suspended after a sudden...

George Floyd: Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of murder

A US jury has found a former police officer guilty of murder over the death of African-American George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year. Derek Chauvin, 45, was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck...

Chad’s President Idriss Déby dies after clashes with rebels

Chad’s President Idriss Déby has died of his injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend, the army has said. The announcement came a day after provisional election results...

Delhi announces week-long lockdown after record spike in cases

Indian capital Delhi is beginning a week-long lockdown after a record spike in cases overwhelmed the city’s healthcare system. Government offices and essential services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and grocers, will be open during the...

Indianapolis mass shooting: Eight dead at FedEx facility

Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he had seen a man...

India records over 200,000 new COVID cases for the first time

India has reported a record 200,739 COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, according to data issued by the health ministry, as many hospitals treating coronavirus patients reported severe shortages of beds and oxygen...

Turkey And Libya Renew Commitment To Contested Maritime Deal

The head of Libya’s new interim government and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have affirmed their commitment to a controversial 2019 maritime agreement that has angered Greece and Cyprus. Speaking following a meeting on Monday...