EU parliament urges officials to skip Beijing Olympics
Lawmakers called on the EU's institutions and member states "to decline invitations for government representatives and diplomats to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unless the Chinese Government demonstrates a verifiable improvement in the human rights situation.
Pfizer-BioNTech to seek authorisation for 3rd COVID shot: statement
Based on drop-offs in efficacy seen in Israel after six months, the companies said they believe a third dose may be needed within six to 12 months after full vaccination
US military mission in Afghanistan to end 31 August: Biden
The US military has 'achieved' its goals in the country to degrade Al-Qaeda and prevent more attacks on the United States, President Joe Biden said in a speech.
Florida condo tower death toll rises to 60
Champlain Towers South, a 12-storey building in Surfside, a town north of Miami Beach, came tumbling down on June 24, as dozens of residents slept inside.
Vaccines rushed to Sydney as outbreak spirals
As a citywide lockdown entered its third week, there were signs of the outbreak spiralling, with a record increase of 38 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Worst of COVID-19 is yet to come for Africa: WHO
Sixteen African countries are now seeing a resurgence of the virus, with the more contagious Delta strain detected in 10 of them.
Mahmood strikes as England 'C team' thrash Pakistan
England were fielding a completely changed XI from their previous ODI after a COVID-19 outbreak within their existing squad during a recent 2-0 series win at home to Sri Lanka required all 16 players originally selected to play against Pakistan to self-isolate.
Wimbledon set for new queen as Barty and Pliskova reach final
Ashleigh Barty is one victory away from realising her dream of winning the Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's first triumph.
Queen Elizabeth treads cobbles on set of world's longest-running soap
The 95-year-old monarch visited the set of Coronation Street, which is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's longest running television soap, on air for 60 years.
Fans banned from Games venues in Tokyo: Olympic minister
Most Olympic competition will happen in Tokyo, but a few events will be held outside the Japanese capital.
England relaxes quarantine rules for vaccinated returning citizens
The change will start from July 19, when the government hopes to remove virtually all coronavirus restrictions in England, but those plans face growing criticism due to a surge in infections of the highly contagious Delta variant.
Japan announces virus emergency during Olympics
With just two weeks until the July 23 opening ceremony, coronavirus infections are rising in the capital, and the spread of the more infectious Delta variant has spooked Japanese authorities.
France tells citizens to avoid Spain, Portugal over Delta variant
France currently allows people to travel to all other EU members as long as they are fully vaccinated or present a negative PCR or antigen test on their return.
West Indies, Australia look for momentum ahead of World Twenty20
Title-holders for the global tournament set for October-November in the United Arab Emirates, the Caribbean side started a home run of 15 T20Is with a 3-2 loss to South Africa in Grenada.
Uefa charges England for fans' laser pointing
Photos in the British press showed the green light of a laser being pointed at Kasper Schmeichel's face just before Harry Kane's extra-time penalty.
EU slaps VW, BMW with €875-mn antitrust fine
Launched after anti-cartel raids in 2017, the case marked yet another blow against the German auto-making sector, which was rocked by the devastating 'dieselgate' emissions cheating scandal that broke in 2015.
US COVID cases rising rapidly as Delta dominates
The seven-day-average of new cases was 13,859 as of July 6, up 21 percent compared to two weeks earlier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Botswana unearths second huge diamond in weeks
The latest find, which fills the palm of a man's hand, was discovered on June 12 by Canadian Diamond firm, Lucara and presented to the country's cabinet in the capital Gaborone on Wednesday.