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Slovak PM steps down over Sputnik V vaccine deal scandal

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Igor Matovic resigns as political crisis triggered by controversial purchase of Russian-made jab reaches climax.

‘Afraid of return’: Palestinians fearful of life in Yarmouk camp

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Some 160,000 Palestinians were forced to flee Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus throughout the 10-year-long war.

What Francis Ngannou’s UFC triumph means for Cameroonians

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Pride and joy in Cameroon after Francis Ngannou defeated Stipe Miocic to be crowned the new UFC heavyweight champion.

Bosco Ntaganda: ICC upholds Congolese rebel leader’s conviction

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Ntaganda was convicted of murder, rape, using child soldiers and other atrocities when he was a military chief.

French air attack in Mali killed 19 unarmed civilians, UN says

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Probe concludes air raid hit wedding celebration with 100 civilians, contradicting French claims it targeted rebels.

Death of Victoria Salazar ignites more outrage in Mexico

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Female groups in two Mexican cities have taken to the streets in protest, demanding justice for the Salvadoran woman.

Scientists warn new COVID mutations in a year as vaccines stall

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Leading researchers say humans have a year or less before the virus mutates and vaccines are 'rendered ineffective'.

Berlin suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for below-60s

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German state halts use of COVID vaccine amid resurgent fears of blood clots as a rare side effect.

‘Trailblazing’: Biden pushes diversity in federal judge nominees

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Biden's nominees include three Black women and a man who could become the US's first Muslim-American federal judge.

World leaders, WHO back treaty to prepare for future pandemics

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'World cannot afford to wait until the pandemic is over to start planning for the next one,' says WHO director.

Nike sues company over ‘Satan Shoes’

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The shoemaker sued the New York-based company that made the shoe as part of a collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X.

Nepal closes schools as air pollution hits alarming levels

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Located between big polluters China and India, Nepal is seeing the worst pollution levels since 2016.

Celebrities urge Black Britons to take COVID vaccine

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Plea comes after gov't data showed a lag in vaccine uptake among elderly Britons of African and Caribbean ancestry.

Tanzanian police say 45 died in stampede at Magufuli tribute

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Thousands of grieving citizens were trying to push their way into a stadium to pay tribute to the late president.

Lebanon: Protesters forcibly disappeared, tortured, says report

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HRW report says Lebanon's military intelligence tortured and forcibly disappeared anti-lockdown protesters in Tripoli.

Myanmar rebels threaten to ‘fight back’ over protester killings

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Three ethnic armed groups urge the military to stop killing civilians as Thailand helps wounded people at the border.

Mozambique: Efforts continue to rescue civilians from Palma

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Security contractor says bodies lying on the streets of the coastal city, situation still chaotic after a rebel attack.

Female polio vaccination workers shot dead in Afghanistan: Report

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Gunmen kill three female health workers in eastern city of Jalalabad, government sources tell Reuters news agency.

Mapping major protests around the world

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From Lebanon to India and Hong Kong, we explain some of the biggest protests around the world in five graphics.

UN seeks $10bn for Syria as COVID adds to refugee suffering

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UN says a record number of Syrians are facing hunger, malnutrition and disease 10 years after civil war began.

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