Facebook offers $100m to help virus-hit news media
Facebook said it will offer grants 'to publishers most in need in the hardest hit countries.'
Sierra Leone scraps ban on pregnant girls attending school
In 2015, Sierra Leone banned pregnant girls from going to school after a surge in sexual violence and teenage pregnancies driven by the Ebola crisis.
Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open on 23 July 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were due to open on 24 July this year and run for 16 days, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the first peace-time postponement of the Games.
Zimbabwe begins coronavirus lockdown
President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared a 21-day 'total' lockdown from Monday, curtailing movement within the country, shutting most shops and suspending flights in and out of Zimbabwe.
New date for Tokyo Olympics 'won't satisfy everybody', says Coe
The 2021 World Athletics Championships, for example, are scheduled to be staged in August next year in Eugene, Oregon.
Mali votes despite coronavirus and security fears
There were security fears about the vote to elect new MPs to the 147-seat National Assembly even before the war-torn West African country recorded its first coronavirus infection on Wednesday.
Italy's 'very long' lockdown to only end gradually
The message from ministers and health officials came as Italy's world-topping toll rose by 756, well below Friday's record of 969, and the rate of coronavirus infections slowed to under 6% for the first time.
Trump says US won't pay Harry and Meghan security
The couple reportedly flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles before the border between the two countries closed because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
China's virus epicentre pivots to stem imported cases
China claims success in suppressing the virus, with official figures now routinely showing no new domestic infections.
Mali votes despite virus, security fears
There were security fears about the vote even before the war-torn West African country recorded its first coronavirus infection on Wednesday.
Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region
New York state has reported in excess of 53,000 cases of the new coronavirus, out of more than 124,000 nationwide.
Spain counts 832 deaths in 24 hours, pushing toll to 5,690
Spain has the world's second-highest coronavirus death toll after Italy with 5,690 fatalities.
Ghana announces lockdown in two key regions
President Nana Akufo-Ado said there would be "restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area.
Botswana executes two convicted murderers
Moabi Seabelo Mabiletsa, 33, and his co-accused Matshidiso Tshid Boikanyo, 39, were hanged to death in the capital Gaborone,
Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket
Trump's signature triggers the distribution of millions of relief checks of up to $3,400 for an average American family of four.
China virus epicentre eases travel restrictions after lockdown
Wuhan was placed under lockdown in January with residents forbidden to leave, roadblocks ring-fencing the city's outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life.
'Corona criminals' prey on Europe's virus fears
With billions of people under lockdown in their homes and borders shut, police chiefs say criminals are finding it hard to make money out of "traditional" activities like burglary and drug smuggling.
Indians race for supplies as coronavirus lockdown bites
Many shelves in the megacities of New Delhi and Mumbai were stripped bare of staples like lentils and rice as the world's second most populous country lurched into a shutdown aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.