May 06, 2021

World

A jury in Italy has sentenced two Americans to life in prison for the killing of a police officer.

A cross-party group of more than 60 MPs and peers has asked the government urgently to reconsider plans to cut UK overseas aid for lifesaving water projects to the poorest nations.

Two doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can provide more than 95% protection against infection, severe illness, and death, according to the first nationwide data from Israel.

The head of the World Health Organization says the US backing of a proposed waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID vaccines is a "monumental moment" in the fight against the virus.

G7 foreign ministers have hit out at China and Russia - but failed to establish any concrete actions against them.

The outcome of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU was determined by "the quarrels, low blows, multiple betrayals and thwarted ambitions of a certain number of Tory MPs", Michel Barnier has said.

A woman from Mali has given birth to nine babies - two more than had been detected through scans.

India accounted for nearly half of the coronavirus cases reported worldwide last week and one in four of the deaths, the World Health Organisation has said.

The world's oldest person has pulled out of the torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics because she does not want to spread COVID-19 in her care home.

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