Miss Panama to accept transgender women from 2021
The contest, which is responsible for choosing the country's representative for the Miss Universe pageant, said the decision was made 'after plenty of conversations and in line with the rules of the Miss Universe organization'.
Fly me to the Moon: Japan billionaire offers space seats
Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot aboard the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX.
Biden first cabinet defeat signals Senate hazards ahead
Biden was forced to abandon his push to make Neera Tanden the White House budget director after centrists on both sides of the political aisle made it clear they would not support her.
Africa virus fight boosted as jabs reach Nigeria, Angola
Kenya received its first shipment of just over 1 million Covax-funded AstraZeneca/Oxford shots early on Wednesday.
UK news group told to pay £450,000 in legal costs to Meghan Markle
Markle, who is formally known as the Duchess of Sussex and is married to Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Prince Harry, won a comprehensive victory in February against Associated Newspapers after extracts of the 2018 letter were published in 2019.
Reggae great Bunny Wailer dead at 73
No cause of death was given but the culture ministry said Wailer - his real name was Neville Livingstone - had been hospitalised since December.
Cuomo faces growing pressure to quit as third woman alleges harassment
The Democrat, who shot to national prominence last year for his state's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, is under mounting pressure to resign over the sexual harassment scandal.
Hamilton says eighth F1 title not sole factor in his future
The attempt to land a drivers' crown that would move the 36-year-old Briton above Michael Schumacher to become the most decorated driver in the sport's history will go hand-in-hand with the issue of his future in Formula One.
Thousands defy Algeria curfew as protests resurge
For the second consecutive week, young protesters accompanied by lecturers and other supporters poured through central Algiers, shouting slogans demanding 'a free and democratic Algeria' and an end to the military's domination of the North African country.
Dr. Seuss pulls six books over racist imagery
The move comes as criticism grows in the United States over the way minority communities have been portrayed in many of his books.
Blinken presses Ethiopia PM for atrocity probe
Blinken said there were a "growing number of credible reports of atrocities and human rights violations and abuses."
Press watchdog files suit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi
The criminal suit alleges systematic persecution of Khashoggi - who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018- and dozens of other journalists.
US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny, imposes sanctions
In action coordinated with the European Union, President Joe Biden's administration renewed demands that Russia free Navalny, who has been sent to a notorious penal colony after spurring massive rallies through his allegations of corruption by President Vladimir Putin.
Tina Turner bids farewell to fans with emotional new doc
Paired with the musical about her that had its Broadway premiere in 2019 until the pandemic shut it down, the film is billed as the 81-year-old Turner's farewell to her legions of fans.
Inside the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
South Africa began vaccinating its health care workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on 17 February 2021. How does this vaccine work and how effective is it?
Lord's final on line as India, England back at scene of two-day Test
The first Test held at the Narendra Modi Stadium turned out to be one of the shortest in history as England were thrashed inside two days.
Football power by 2050? China dream totters on shaky foundations
Jiangsu FC on Sunday said they had "ceased operations" -- just three months after winning the Chinese Super League -- in a move described as "shocking" by state media.
Twitter to boot users who persist with COVID-19 lies
The one-to-many messaging service introduced a "strike system" that will gradually escalate to a permanent ban after the fifth offending tweet.