Global tax reform tops G20 meet in Venice
The countries of the G20 have already signed up to a framework for reform agreed on 1 July among members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, notably for a global minimum corporation tax rate of 15%.
Bangladesh factory inferno kills 52
About 30 people were injured in the fire, and hundreds of distraught relatives and other workers waited anxiously outside the food factory as it continued to rage.
Sotheby's targets $1 million for rare Nike Olympic shoe
The rare pair of track and field spikes designed by Bill Bowerman for Jerome, a Canadian sprinter who won 100-metre bronze at the 1964 Tokyo Games, features a red arrow that was a prelude to the famous Nike swoosh logo.
Virus-hit Indonesia receives emergency medical supplies
Singapore sent supplies including oxygen cylinders, ventilators, masks, gloves and gowns on two air force planes to Jakarta, the city-state's foreign ministry said.
Riek Machar: Wily warlord with pivotal role in South Sudan's bloody history
Born in 1953 in the oil-producing state of Unity, Machar was the son of a chief and comes from the Nuer, a cattle-keeping people who are the second-biggest ethnic group in South Sudan after the Dinka.
Djokovic set to rule over Wimbledon's young pretenders
Djokovic is playing in his 10th semi-final at Wimbledon and 41st at the majors while his progress at the event has comfortably taken his career earnings past the $150 million mark. None of the other three pretenders have ever got this far at the tournament.
Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo for no-spectator relay
The torch relay began in March and was meant to build excitement for the Olympics, but it has been pulled from public roads in many places, including Tokyo, to prevent crowds from spreading the virus.
'No jabs, no job': Fiji to make vaccine compulsory
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said all public servants in the South Pacific nation of 930,000 must go on leave if they have not had their first injection by August 15 and would be dismissed if they did not receive their second by November 1.
Salva Kiir: The man who led South Sudan to independence then war
President Salva Kiir's political rivalry with vice president Riek Machar triggered a civil war in late 2013 that was characterised by ethnic atrocities, rape, torture and the deaths of almost 400,000 people.
Taiwan: Haiti police arrested 11 assassination suspects on its embassy grounds
Joanne Ou, a spokesperson for Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the embassy was closed "for safety reasons" after the brazen murder of President Jovenel Moise on Wednesday.
EU parliament urges officials to skip Beijing Olympics
Lawmakers called on the EU's institutions and member states "to decline invitations for government representatives and diplomats to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unless the Chinese Government demonstrates a verifiable improvement in the human rights situation.
Pfizer-BioNTech to seek authorisation for 3rd COVID shot: statement
Based on drop-offs in efficacy seen in Israel after six months, the companies said they believe a third dose may be needed within six to 12 months after full vaccination
US military mission in Afghanistan to end 31 August: Biden
The US military has 'achieved' its goals in the country to degrade Al-Qaeda and prevent more attacks on the United States, President Joe Biden said in a speech.
Florida condo tower death toll rises to 60
Champlain Towers South, a 12-storey building in Surfside, a town north of Miami Beach, came tumbling down on June 24, as dozens of residents slept inside.
Vaccines rushed to Sydney as outbreak spirals
As a citywide lockdown entered its third week, there were signs of the outbreak spiralling, with a record increase of 38 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Worst of COVID-19 is yet to come for Africa: WHO
Sixteen African countries are now seeing a resurgence of the virus, with the more contagious Delta strain detected in 10 of them.
Mahmood strikes as England 'C team' thrash Pakistan
England were fielding a completely changed XI from their previous ODI after a COVID-19 outbreak within their existing squad during a recent 2-0 series win at home to Sri Lanka required all 16 players originally selected to play against Pakistan to self-isolate.