Macron announces €30 billion plan to re-industrialise France
President Emmanuel Macron said France had taken key decisions '15-20 years later than some of our European neighbours' and now needed to 'to become again a nation of innovation and research'.
Eswatini deploys army to quell school democracy protests
Primary and high school students in Africa's last absolute monarchy, formerly known as Swaziland, have been boycotting classes and staging low-key protests for the past month.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the first bisexual Superman
While the new Superman is not the first LGBTQ comic book character, he is arguably the most recognisable.
Under-pressure Taliban meet EU-US delegation in push for support
Afghanistan's new rulers are seeking recognition, as well as assistance to avoid a humanitarian disaster, after they returned to power in August following the withdrawal of US troops after 20 years of war.
Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of 'crimes against humanity' at ICC
Austrian environmental justice campaigners Allrise filed the official complaint at The Hague-based court Tuesday morning.
Georgieva keeps IMF helm despite scandal
Kristalina Georgieva's role at the institution was called into question after the 16 September publication of the findings of an investigation carried out at the request of the ethics committee of the World Bank, where Georgieva had previously held a senior role.
Merck seeks US authorization for COVID treatment pill
Merck has submitted the application for molnupiravir, which it said earlier this month was shown to reduce hospitalisations by 50%.
UK govt fumbled start of COVID crisis: MPs' probe
Britain has been hit hard by the crisis, with nearly 138,000 COVID-19 deaths since March last year, raising questions about why it has fared worse than other nations.
How Serbia became the world's latest COVID hotspot
Despite having a variety of jabs available, the country's vaccination drive stalled after just over 40% of its seven-million population were inoculated.
Netflix defends Chappelle, suspends staff in transgender row
The stand-up star has courted controversy with 'The Closer' in which he asserts 'gender is a fact,' and criticises what he says is the thin skin of the trans community.
Germany qualify for Qatar 2022 but Belgium made to wait
Hansi Flick's men avenged a shock 2-1 home loss to the Macedonians earlier this year to claim their seventh win in eight qualifiers and take an unassailable eight-point lead at the top of Group J, with two matches remaining.
Narine stars as Kolkata end captain Kohli's IPL dream
Bangalore crashed out of the Twenty20 tournament after losing the eliminator by four wickets in Sharjah with Kohli bowing out as leader of the franchise that has never won the IPL.
Austria gets new leader Schallenberg after graft crisis engulfs Kurz
Sebastian Kurz, a 35-year-old once feted as a 'whizz kid,' said late Saturday he was quitting the top job after being implicated in a corruption scandal.
Kipruto, Kipyogei complete Kenyan sweep at Boston Marathon
It was the third marathon victory of Kipruto's career following wins at the 2021 Prague Marathon and the 2018 Toronto Marathon, but his first win at one of the six World Marathon Majors.
Nigeria police warn against planned Lagos end Sars protests
The #EndSARS movement began in October 2020 initially over abuses by the notorious SARS anti-robbery squad but grew into the largest anti-government protests in Nigeria's modern history.
UK nightlife sector lost 86,000 jobs during COVID: study
Scotland and Wales are pushing ahead with proof of vaccination records to allow entry into nightclubs but the UK government, which sets health policy in England, has opposed the move.
Two men arrested in Liberia over elephant killings
John Flomo, head of the Wologizi national park, told AFP that the bodies of two elephants were discovered with their tusks still intact in Lofa county earlier this month.
WHO urges COP26 summit to rein in global warming
In the report, entitled 'The Health Argument for Climate Action', the WHO set out 10 recommendations on how to maximise the health benefits of tackling climate change -- and avoid the worst health impacts of the climate crisis.