At least 19 people, among them suspected militants, were killed in an attempted prison break in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, authorities said on Tuesday.
An announcement by Russia on Tuesday that it will approve a Covid-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing prompted alarm among global health experts, who said that with no full trial data, the vaccine is hard to trust.
Russia on Tuesday declared itself the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine with President Vladimir Putin saying one of his daughters had been inoculated.
Dental patients and staff need to be protected from any potential infection by aerosol-generating procedures, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, as dentists return to work in areas where the Covid-19 pandemic is easing.
Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot yesterday met former party president Rahul Gandhi amid signals of an end to the political crisis in Rajashthan.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee yesterday said he had tested positive for the coronavirus and asked his contacts to self-isolate and get tested for the virus.
India’s largest crocodile park may have as little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research, as ticket revenue shrinks after coronavirus lockdowns choked the flow of visitors, park officials said.
Boris Johnson has branded attempts by people to cross the Channel in small boats as a “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do” and hinted at changing the law to make it easier to deport such arrivals.
Australia recorded its biggest one-day rise in Covid-19 deaths yesterday although a slowdown in new cases gave hope that a second wave of new infections in the state of Victoria may have peaked.