Israel adopts law allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared
The law gives local governments, the director general of the education ministry and some in the welfare ministry the right to receive the names, addresses and phone numbers of unvaccinated citizens.
'Biggie' doc offers intimate look at rap legend from his inner circle
Brooklyn's favourite son is the subject of an intimate documentary titled ‘Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell’ that draws upon candid interviews with his closest family members and friends.
Niger opposition leader claims election win despite official results
According to provisional results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum picked up 55.75% of the vote in Sunday's runoff and Ousmane 44.25%.
Pope picks new doctor after previous one died from COVID-19
The 84-year-old pontiff picked Roberto Bernabei, an expert in health care for the elderly, as his physician, the Vatican said in a statement.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine highly effective against severe COVID: FDA
New documents released by the US Food and Drug Administration show that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is highly effective against severe COVID-19, including against the variants identified in South Africa and Brazil.
23 tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe's biggest haul
"The enormous amount of cocaine would have brought in several billion euros (dollars) in street sales," the customs office said in a statement.
Collins stuns world number one Barty in Adelaide
Collins seized on some poor serving from the world number one to claim a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win in just 65 minutes.
US seeking seat on UN rights council: Blinken
The United States announced earlier this month that it would re-engage with the 47-member council after Trump's administration pulled the country out in June 2018.
Tiger's legendary golf career in jeopardy after car crash
The 45-year-old American, among the world's most famous athletes for the past quarter-century, underwent surgery for multiple leg injuries following an early morning car crash near Los Angeles.
Italy seeks UN probe into DRC envoy's killing
The envoy, Luca Attanasio, 43, died on Monday after a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy was ambushed in a dangerous part of the eastern DRC near the border with Rwanda.
Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife for housework in landmark ruling
Under the country's new civil code, divorcing spouses have the right for the first time to request compensation if they bore more responsibilities at home.
Tiger Woods 'recovering' after surgery following roll-over car crash
Woods was driving in a Los Angeles suburb on a road notorious for fatal accidents when his car crashed, rolling several times.
Ghana to receive world's first doses of free Covax vaccines
The West African nation has recorded 80,759 COVID-19 cases and 582 deaths since the start of the pandemic. These figures are believed to fall short of the real toll as the number of tests is low.
French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape
Depardieu, one of the most famous actors of his generation, is accused of assaulting and raping an actress in her 20s in 2018.
China targets Muslim minorities with more prosecutions, longer prison terms:HRW
More than 250,000 people in the northwestern region have been formally sentenced and imprisoned since 2016, according to Human Rights Watch.
Beach volleyball players cleared to wear bikinis in Qatar event
The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) clarified the situation, telling AFP the Qatari association had assured them there would be "no restrictions on female players wearing standard uniforms".
Record-breaking Bitcoin tumbles on Yellen warning
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hit out Monday over bitcoin, claiming it was inefficient and required a vast amount of energy -- and she expressed fear it was used for 'illicit' reasons.
Britain's au pair system 'killed' by Brexit
Under post-Brexit working terms, au pairs now must earn a minimum of £20,000 ($28,000) per year to obtain a work visa.
That is significantly higher than the £5,000 per year typically given in the past.