Daunte Wright Shooting: Protests Near Minneapolis After Police Killing

Tear gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in the US city of Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis. The...

Rallies, religious gatherings aggravate India’s worst COVID surge

India’s COVID-19 cases have soared 13-fold in barely two months, a vicious second wave propelled by open disregard for safety protocols in much of the vast country. The country on Friday reported 131,968 new COVID-19...

New Zealand Bans Entry Of Travellers From India Amid COVID Surge

New Zealand has temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, for about two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases arriving from the South Asian country. The move...

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...