Major cruise lines to restart voyages for vaccinated passengers
Carnival and Royal Caribbean said late last week their first post-pandemic cruises will set sail in July, after the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month gave the green light to allow trips with passengers and crew who received COVID-19 vaccinations.
UN urges 'political process' amid Gaza reconstruction
As thousands of Gazans slowly tried to piece back together their lives, top UN staff visited the territory after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire Friday halted 11 days of mutual bombardment, where they warned of the deep psychological trauma of the violence.
Two months after Palma raid, Mozambique survivors still on run
Relieved to be now safe in Pemba, the capital city of northern Cabe Delgado province, the 21-year-old mother sat under a makeshift shelter at Paquitequete beach, holding her four-day-old daughter, loosely wrapped with a burgundy floral fabric.
Scientists restore partial sight in blind man
The technique known as optogenetics, which has been developed in the field of neuroscience over the last 20 years, involves genetically altering cells so they produce more light-sensitive proteins.
BBC announces internal probe into Diana interview fiasco
An investigation by retired senior judge John Dyson concluded last Thursday that journalist Martin Bashir had tricked Diana's brother Charles Spencer into helping to arrange the 1995 interview, in which she spoke candidly about her troubled marriage to Prince Charles.
'I'm back' declares Bernal after Dolomites win extends Giro lead
The Ineos leader crossed the line alone in the ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo to finish 27 seconds ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet and Italian Damiano Caruso.
Former FIA president Max Mosley dies aged 81
The former racing driver, who had been suffering from cancer, served three terms as president before standing down in 2009.
Nigeria protesters block highway after kidnapping surge
Setting tyres on fire, a crowd barricaded a section of the Abuja-Kaduna highway in the Tafa area of Niger state, bordering the federal capital, an AFP journalist at the scene reported.
UN chief: We must apply wartime logic to COVID response inequalities
Antonio Guterres warned the crisis was far from over despite rapidly advancing vaccination rollouts in wealthy parts of the world.
Volcano death toll rises as aftershocks shake DRCongo
The deaths bring to 20 the number killed since Africa's most active volcano erupted on Saturday, spewing red-hot molten lava that engulfed houses in its wake.
1.7 million affected by hack of top Japan dating app
Net Marketing Co, which runs the Omiai app, said it detected unauthorised access in April to the server that stores member information.
Mass evacuations as second cyclone in a week forms off India
The cyclones are hitting as India reels from a surge in coronavirus infections that has plunged the healthcare system into crisis and pushed the country's COVID-19 death toll above 300,000.
Boris Johnson sets wedding date: report
Known for his colourful love life, Boris Johnson will be only the second British prime minister ever to marry while in office, following Robert Jenkinson in 1822.
British woman dies in Cyprus after AstraZeneca jab
Cyprus health authorities have opened an investigation to see if the 'serious thrombotic episode' was linked to the AstraZeneca jab.
At least 115,000 health workers have died from Covid-19: WHO chief
'For almost 18 months, health and care workers all over the world have stood in the breach between life and death,' WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the opening of the organisation's main annual assembly.
SA's athletes to be vaccinated ahead of Tokyo Games
The vaccination of athletes, although not compulsory, fully commence on Monday at various vaccination sites throughout the country following a test phase.
Goma city 'spared' as river of lava from DRC volcano halts
Fire and fumes rose from the blackish molten rock as it swallowed up houses, flowing towards Goma airport on the shores of Lake Kivu and leaving smouldering wreckage in its wake, an AFP correspondent said.
Tottenham's Son to lead South Korea in World Cup qualifiers
Fixtures in Asia's eight qualifying groups for the 2022 finals in Qatar will be completed at centralised venues next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.