COVID vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80% in over-80s
A single shot of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID jab reduces the chance of needing hospital treatment by more than 80%, an analysis in England shows.
March 2, 2021 2:08 pm
Tens of thousands of detainees still missing, UN says
Tens of thousands of civilians are still missing after being detained arbitrarily during 10 years of civil war in Syria, UN investigators say.
March 2, 2021 7:30 am
Prince Philip transferred to second hospital for heart condition tests
The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital for continued treatment.
March 2, 2021 6:38 am
Scott Morrison under pressure to stand aside senior cabinet minister accused of rape
Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is facing mounting calls to stand aside a senior cabinet minister accused of raping a woman before entering politics.
March 1, 2021 1:40 pm
Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives
Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote.
March 1, 2021 11:54 am
Deadliest day of protests as police open fire
Police have fired on protesters in Myanmar killing at least 18, the UN human rights office says, on the deadliest day of anti-coup rallies.
March 1, 2021 8:41 am
FDA approves single-shot jab
US regulators have formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, the third jab to be authorised in the country.
February 28, 2021 4:00 pm
New Zealand imposes level 3 restrictions
Auckland, New Zealand is in its second lockdown in a month as health authorities try to rein in a coronavirus cluster of the more contagious UK variant.
February 28, 2021 1:56 pm
U.S. authorizes Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine
The U.S. government authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, enabling millions more Americans to be vaccinated in the coming weeks and setting it up for additional approvals around the world.
February 28, 2021 11:43 am
Indian man killed by his own rooster during cockfight
A rooster that had been fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight has killed its owner in southern India.
February 28, 2021 10:37 am
Biden's $1.9tn COVID relief bill passes House vote
US President Joe Biden’s $1.9tn relief plan to help Americans during the COVID pandemic has been approved in the House of Representatives.
February 28, 2021 9:38 am
Australian state of Victoria to ban single-use plastics
Disposable plastic straws, cutlery and containers will soon be banned in Victoria in a state government crackdown on single-use plastics.