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Jury deliberations begin in Derek Chauvin murder trial

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The jury will determine whether former police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of murdering George Floyd.

EU warns ‘spark’ could set of escalation at Ukraine borders

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Russia's troop deployment has sparked fears of an imminent escalation in hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

Cape Verde ruling party maintains grip on power

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Movement for Democracy party is expected to hand Ulisses Correia e Silva a second five-year term as PM.

Pakistan PM calls for West to criminalise blasphemy against Islam

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PM Imran Khan calls on Western governments to treat insults against Islam’s prophet as it does the Holocaust.

UK race report attempted to normalise white supremacy: UN experts

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UN working group slams controversial report commissioned by the government, but PM Johnson stands by findings.

Amnesty: ‘Alarming crackdown’ on rights defenders in Congo

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The rights group says activists who have spoken about the economic crisis and the handling of pandemic were targeted.

New Zealand says it will set China policy, not US-led Five Eyes

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Minister also says New Zealand is 'uncomfortable' with expanding remit of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group.

Bangladesh extends coronavirus lockdown for another week

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Bangladesh extends nationwide lockdown for yet another week to counter the spike in infections, says official.

Britain’s Johnson cancels India trip amid record COVID spike

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British PM cancels his first major foreign visit since taking power in 2019 as coronavirus cases surge in India.

ISIL-linked group in Egypt claims execution of Copt, 2 tribesmen

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A 13-minute video released by Sinai Province showed three men from Sinai being shot dead by armed men.

COVID roundup: India’s rising cases and a ‘travel bubble’

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India continues reporting over 200,000 daily cases, but Australia and New Zealand open quarantine-free 'travel bubble'.

New record rise in India’s COVID cases, deaths; curfew in capital

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Delhi to be under curfew as India sees 273,810 new cases, taking total caseload past 15 million and record 1,619 deaths.

Hugs, tears as Australia and New Zealand ‘travel bubble’ starts

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Quarantine-free travel agreement allows families to reunite and airlines are adding more flights to meet demand.

Israel and Greece sign record defence deal

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Agreement includes a $1.65bn contract for the establishment and operation of a training centre for the Greek air force.

Ontario’s COVID crisis: ‘This scenario was entirely preventable’

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Anger rises alongside COVID-19 infections in Canadian province, as healthcare workers want more action from government.

Multiple rockets hit Iraqi airbase, wounding two soldiers

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At least five rockets target Balad airbase, north of Baghdad, which hosts US contractors and Iraqi security forces.

Argentina receives AstraZeneca jabs amid anti-lockdown protests

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New COVID-19 restrictions have been imposed in and around Buenos Aires in effort to stem recent rise in infections.

Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliatory move

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Russia gives diplomats just over 24 hours to leave the country, in response to Czech expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats.

At least 19 people killed in west Niger attack

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Governor of Tillaberi region says dozens of heavily armed attackers on motorbikes stormed the village of Gaigorou.

Myanmar shadow gov’t demands invite for ASEAN summit talks

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Parallel 'national unity government' says it wants to take part in crisis talks scheduled for next week in Indonesia.

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