Greek villages evacuated as forest fire rages
Six villages and two monasteries were evacuated after the fire broke out on Wednesday evening near the village of Schinos on the Gulf of Corinth, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Athens, a spokesman told AFP.
Rhodes will not fall: Oxford college says statue will stay
Oriel College voted last year in favour of removing the statue but said it would now not do so due to "regulatory and financial challenges".
BBC to publish report into Princess Diana interview
Questions have long been asked about how journalist Martin Bashir persuaded Princess Diana to talk, with the princess' own brother claiming he used faked documents and bank statements.
Vaccines effective against variants but overseas travel still not safe: WHO
The so-called Indian variant, which may be more transmissible, has now been identified in at least 26 of the 53 countries in the WHO Europe region, Hans Kluge said during his weekly press conference.
Diplomatic push for Gaza truce as Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire
Talks aiming to end the bloodshed continued after US President Joe Biden urged a "significant de-escalation" while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to push on until the military campaign reaches its objective, "to restore quiet and security" for Israelis.
Maradona doctors face premeditated murder charge over star's death: source
The accused - which include the footballing legend's neurosurgeon, psychiatrist and psychologist - face eight to 25 years in prison if found guilty.
New India cyclone warning as death toll rises
Scientists say cyclones in the region are becoming both more frequent and stronger as climate change leads to warmer sea temperatures.
Pakistan teen passes away in TikTok fake suicide stunt gone wrong
Hamidullah, 19, who police said was well-known locally on social media, held a friend's pistol to his temple and pulled the trigger, unaware the gun was loaded.
Australian 'killed intruder and lived with body for 15 years'
A coronial inquest heard that Sydney man Bruce Roberts shot intruder Shane Snellman during an attempted home robbery in 2002 and kept the body in his house, public broadcaster ABC reported.
Twitter drops image-cropping algorithm after finding bias
The messaging platform said it found the algorithm delivered 'unequal treatment based on demographic differences' with whites and males favored over Blacks and females, and 'objectification' bias that focused on a woman's chest or legs, described as 'male gaze.'
Liverpool move into top four, Spurs' Euro hopes dented
Jurgen Klopp's side moved into fourth place in the Premier League thanks to goals from Roberto Firmino, Nathaniel Phillips and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Hamilton turns up heat on Verstappen ahead of Monaco street fight
The Mercedes seven-time champion leads Verstappen by 14 points after four races in what is emerging as a gripping two-horse race for the 2021 drivers crown.
'Green and gold decade' - Australia launches bid for 2027 Rugby World Cup
Rugby Australia urged fans to get behind the bid, saying the World Cup would add Aus$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) to the economy, attracting 200,000 visitors and more than two million attendees.
Record 55 million people internally displaced worldwide
This came despite strict restrictions on movement imposed around the globe in efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19, which observers had expected to push down displacement numbers last year.
COVID-19 vaccines have spawned nine new billionaires: campaign group
Topping the list of new vaccine billionaires were the CEO of Moderna Stephane Bancel, and his BioNTech counterpart Ugur Sahin.
Bitcoin tumble slows with help from Elon Musk
The virtual currency fell to almost $30,000 -- less than half the record value it reached last month -- before climbing back over $39,500 around 2000 GMT. It was still above its level at the start of the year.
US allows Pfizer vaccine in fridge for a month
The US Food and Drug Administration said it had made the decision "based on a review of recent data submitted by Pfizer," and will allow vials of the vaccine to be stored at refrigerator temperatures of 2-8 degrees Celsius (35-46 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to one month.
World Bank to invest $2bn in African small businesses
The World Bank announced Wednesday it will invest $2 billion to support medium and small businesses in Africa and boost trade in the region as it recovers from the COVID-19 downturn.