UK PM hits back after ex-aide alleges pandemic lies, chaos
Johnson declined to say whether Dominic Cummings was telling the truth in his incendiary claims to MPs on Wednesday, but said: "Some of the commentary I've heard doesn't bear any relation to reality."
Oscars delayed by a month as pandemic rules extended
The 94th Academy Awards will now take place on March 27, 2022, exactly a month later than originally planned, and are set to return to their traditional venue at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.
Italian Bettiol wins stage 18 of Giro d'Italia
Bettiol hunted down Frenchman Remi Cavagna of Deceuninck who had escaped from a big breakaway group with 26 kilometres to go and finished 15 seconds ahead of fellow Italian Simone Consonni.
Protesters in Johannesburg demand prostitution be legalised
An estimated 120,000 and 180,000 sex workers operate in South Africa, according to aid organisations. But the country's prostitution laws date back to the apartheid era and punish sex workers and their clients.
UN body orders probe of 'systematic' abuses in Israel, Palestinian areas
The resolution, which passed with 24 of the council's 47 members in favour, will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their 'root causes' in the decades-long Middle East conflict.
Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in same half of French Open draw
Having slipped to number three in the world, it was always likely that Nadal, the 13-time champion, would face top-ranked Djokovic before the final
Nigeria appoints new army chief
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appointed a new chief of army staff on Thursday after the previous top-ranking commander and 10 other officers died in a plane crash last week.
Facebook reverses course, won't ban lab virus theory
The latest move by Facebook, announced late Wednesday on its website, highlights the challenge for the world's largest social network of rooting out false and potentially harmful content while remaining open for discourse.
Somalia to hold elections within 60 days: government
The United Nations has described a one-person, one-vote election as essential for Somalia's democratisation after decades of chaos and instability.
Berlin lays first stone for multi-faith 'House of One'
Conceived a decade ago, the ambitious project is scheduled to open by 2025 on Museum Island in central Berlin.
Zidane resigns as Real Madrid coach: club
The Frenchman's departure comes at the end of a disappointing campaign for the 13-time European champions, who also lost to Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals as they failed to win a trophy for the first time in 11 seasons.
Israel's attacks on Gaza may constitute 'war crimes': UN rights chief
Michelle Bachelet voiced deep concern about the surge in deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians earlier this month.
England paceman Archer targets T20 World Cup after surgery
The 26-year-old Sussex bowler is rehabilitating after an operation last week and is ready to miss England's summer fixtures in a bid to finally resolve a problem with his right elbow.
Historic move as Miss South Africa pageant opens to transgender entrants
"Trans women are eligible to enter the Miss South Africa pageant," the Miss SA organisation said on its website as entries for the competition opened up this week.
Macron recognises France's 'responsibility' in Rwanda genocide
Emmanuel Macron is the first French leader since 2010 to visit the East African nation, which has long accused France of complicity in the killing of some 800,000 mostly Tutsi Rwandans.
This is what we still don't know about the origins of COVID-19
Graphic on key questions about the origins of the global pandemic, with a summary of findings from the WHO-China Joint Report revealed on 29 March.
Rashford racially abused online following Man Utd Europa defeat
The 23-year-old said he had received "at least 70 racial slurs" following United's penalty shootout loss to Villarreal in Gdansk on Wednesday.
Amazon boosts streaming ambitions with deal for MGM studios
The deal bolsters Amazon Prime Video, which competes with Netflix and others in the fast-evolving market, with some 4,000 films -- including the James Bond franchise -- and 17,000 television shows.