At least two people have been killed and several others injured on Tuesday when they were hit by a car in a pedestrian area of the western German city of Trier.
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out in Europe this month, the companies said on Tuesday after they applied for EU emergency approval for the shot.
China's embassy in Australia said politicians there had "misread" a tweet showing an "unfactual" image of an Australian soldier and were trying to stoke nationalism.
The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that partial coronavirus restrictions will remain in the capital region, Metro Manila, until the end of the year.
India's government invited protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns about new laws growers fear could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.
US President-elect Joe Biden has named several women for his top economic policy team, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary nominee.
Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed praised soldiers for securing victory over a rebellious northern movement, but the leader of Tigray's forces said they were still fighting amid fears of a protracted guerrilla conflict.
Four French police officers held in custody over the beating of a Black music producer have been placed under formal investigation, Agence France Presse (AFP) and France Info said on Monday.
At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, as authorities tried to quell a protest over rising coronavirus infections in the country's crowded jails.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Neera Tanden and economist Cecilia Rouse as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers as soon as Monday, according to a person familiar with the process.
Villagers in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Sunday buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected militants while security forces searched for dozens still missing.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison became Australia's first leader on Monday to make an appearance before parliament by video link, as he spends time in quarantine following a recent trip to Japan.
A car bombing in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday, officials said, and casualties could increase given the intensity and location of the blast.
Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban.
Britons will be encouraged to plant trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 70th anniversary on the throne as part of a plan to create a greener country in honour of her seven decades of service.
Thousands of Indian farmers, angry over reform of the agriculture sector, held a third day of protests in New Delhi on Sunday, blocking roads and defying a government appeal to move to a designated site.
Britain has secured two million doses of Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, to be available in Europe as early as the spring, the government said on Sunday.
South Korea is set to consider tighter social distancing restrictions to clamp down on economic activities after last week saw the fastest spread of infections since the early days of the pandemic.
The leader of rebellious forces in Tigray region said on Saturday that Ethiopian government forces had began an offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle.
Hospitals in England risk being overwhelmed if lawmakers do not support the government's new plan for restrictions, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Saturday.
Peru has secured enough coronavirus vaccine to give nearly three-quarters of its population at least one dose when the immunization is available, a hopeful development for a nation with one of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world.
Nearly all social gatherings of individuals from more than a single household will be banned in Los Angeles County for at least three weeks starting Monday under new restrictions local health officials unveiled on Friday.
The Philippines will get 2.6 million shots of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca under the country's first supply deal for a coronavirus vaccine, senior officials said on Friday.
Five patients have died in India's Rajkot city in Gujarat after a fire broke out in a COVID-19 ward.
US President Donald Trump said he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.
Thousands of Indian farmers scuffled with police on Friday as they tried to march to the capital, Delhi, in protest against new laws liberalising procurement that they say will leave them vulnerable to big firms.
The Ethiopian military will begin the "final phase" of an offensive in the rebellious Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, hours after an ultimatum for Tigray forces to surrender expired.
A severe cyclone slammed into India's southern coast early on Thursday, killing at least five people and uprooting trees and power lines.
A Turkish court handed down dozens of life sentences on Thursday for some of the nearly 500 defendants accused of leading a 2016 coup attempt from an air base near the capital Ankara.
President-elect Joe Biden pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe over the Thanksgiving holiday as COVID-19 cases soar.
India has extended the ban on scheduled international flights till the end of this year.
A car with slogans scrawled on its sides crashed into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday and police arrested the driver, a Reuters witness said.
A boat with 35 migrants from the Maghreb region which was heading towards the Canary Islands capsized on Tuesday, emergency services said.
President-elect Joe Biden said the US will be "ready to lead" again on the global stage, turning the page on Republican President Donald Trump's "America First" policies.
People living in low lying areas in India's southern city of Chennai have been evacuated and more than 150 relief centres are on standby ahead of a "very severe cyclonic storm".
Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that she had a miscarriage, an extraordinarily personal disclosure coming from a high-profile British royal.
From fast food to fine dining, some restaurants in Britain are relying on home kits to keep them afloat during lockdown, turning clients into cooks who recreate favourite meals in the comfort of their own kitchens.
About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800 km off New Zealand's east coast, officials said on Wednesday.
Russia will charge less for its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine than rivals as Moscow aims to produce more than 1 billion doses at home and abroad next year, the head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund said.
England will introduce a new system on December 15 allowing passengers arriving from high-risk countries to take a COVID-19 test after five days of quarantine.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said he was launching a probe into clashes that broke out on Monday after police cleared out a new migrant camp in Paris' Place de la Republique.
US President Donald Trump says he has given Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, the go-ahead to proceed with a transition for President-elect Joe Biden's administration despite plans to continue with legal challenges.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as US Treasury secretary, breaking a 231-year gender barrier.
Australia will lift more internal border restrictions in a boost for tourism as new coronavirus infections slow to a trickle, while first vaccines could be available in March, a government minister said on Tuesday.
AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus, developed along with the University of Oxford, could be around 90 per cent effective under one dosing regimen.
India plans to put off the winter session of parliament due to the rising number of coronavirus infections, a government official said on Monday.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was remanded in custody on Monday after pleading guilty to charges of organising an unauthorised assembly during last year's anti-government protests.
The first of Shanghai's latest coronavirus infections emerged in airport cargo handlers who cleaned a container that arrived on a flight from North America, city officials said on Monday.
Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a "mammoth operation", the UN children's agency UNICEF said on Monday.
President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet picks on Tuesday, aides said, as he lays the foundation for his administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede.
South Korea reported another daily rise of over 200 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a day before tighter social distancing rules aimed at blunting a third wave of infections take effect.
The US recorded its 12th million COVID-19 case, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit critical to President Donald Trump's long-shot bid to overturn his election loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, calling his legal claim a "Frankenstein's Monster".
China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth's natural satellite since the 1970s.
Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered.
England will end a national COVID-19 lockdown on December 2 and move into tougher tiered regional restrictions than before, with more areas facing severe constraints to prevent the virus from reigniting.
A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore, due to launch on Sunday, will be postponed for two weeks after the Chinese controlled city reported a jump in daily coronavirus cases, Hong Kong officials said on Saturday.
Ukraine registered a record 14,580 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, health minister Maksym Stepanov said on Saturday, surpassing the previous day's record of 14,575.
Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least three civilians and wounding a dozen more, police officials said.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.
South Australia's drastic six-day coronavirus lockdown was triggered by a "lie" to contact tracers from a pizza worker who tested positive, authorities said on Friday.
At least 37 people have died and hundreds have been detained in unrest in Uganda triggered by the arrest of presidential candidate and pop star Bobi Wine, police said on Friday.
The head of an Indian company contracted to make AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine said it could deliver it to healthcare workers and elderly Indians by January as the country's infections crossed nine million.
Gilead's remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organisation panel said.
Russia has sentenced a man to 13 years in prison for trying to pass military secrets about Russia's Northern Fleet to the US Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday.
After a painstaking recount, Georgia officials confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden won the battleground state, further narrowing Donald Trump's dubious effort to overturn the election results.
Nearly one million people have taken an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) through the country's emergency use programme.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has previously criticised Western manufacturers for asking fees to reserve vaccines, has agreed to pay drugmakers in advance to secure millions of COVID-19 shots.
The US death toll from COVID-19 surpassed a grim new milestone of 250,000 lives lost on Wednesday, as New York City's public school system called a halt to in-classroom instruction.
Storm Iota unleashed devastating floods across Central America on Wednesday in areas already waterlogged, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.
After nearly two years of scrutiny and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing won approval from US Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal disasters.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to US President-elect Joe Biden by telephone to congratulate him on his election victory, and vowed to deepen strategic ties.
Zimbabwean authorities have closed a boarding school in the west of the country after at least 100 students tested positive for coronavirus, a state-owned newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The US Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides results within 30 minutes.
President Donald Trump fired top cybersecurity official on Twitter, accusing him without evidence of making a "highly inaccurate" statement affirming the election was secure and rejecting claims of fraud.
South Australia announced a six-day lockdown of the state on Wednesday to stamp out a fresh coronavirus outbreak that has now expanded to 22 cases.
Two people died on Tuesday in Somalia's capital Mogadishu after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant near a police base, a police spokesman and a witness said.
Thai police blasted protesters with water cannon on Tuesday, in a bid to push back a demonstration at parliament demanding constitutional changes that would touch on the powerful monarchy.
A British diplomat leapt into a river in southwest China to rescue a drowning student over the weekend, Britain's embassy in Beijing and Chinese state media said.
Four astronauts riding a newly-designed spacecraft from Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX greeted their new crewmates aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday.
Moderna Inc's vaccine is 94.5 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data, the company said, becoming the second US drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations.
President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday "more people may die" if outgoing President Donald Trump continues blocking a US transition of power as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.
Pfizer has launched a pilot delivery programme for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in four US states, as the drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements.
Russia reported a record 22,778 new daily coronavirus cases on Monday as the authorities in Moscow turned to a temporary hospital built inside an ice rink to handle the influx of COVID-19 patients.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered a tightening of state emergency anti-coronavirus systems in the face of the pandemic, as he presided over a meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers Party.
South Korea reported more than 200 new coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day on Monday, as the government mulls tightening social distancing to curb persistent outbreaks.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, a fresh setback after infighting among his top advisers plunged Downing Street into chaos last week.
New Zealand has made masks mandatory from Thursday for users of public transport in Auckland as well as on all domestic flights.
At least 10 people have died in a fire at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients.
Air pollution levels in northern India dropped to an all-time low after people defied bans on using firecrackers to celebrate the festival of Diwali.
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Saturday he "most likely" has a moderate case of COVID-19, as he continued to question the accuracy of the tests.
The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, with 12 people still missing, the national disaster management agency said on Sunday.
Tens of thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters marched through downtown Washington on Saturday, echoing his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and cheering as his motorcade drove past.
Greek authorities announced on Saturday the closure of nurseries and primary schools until the end of November, tightening a nationwide lockdown after a spike in COVID-19 cases.
NASA and high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX announced on Friday a 24-hour weather delay of their planned launch of four astronauts into orbit for NASA's first full-fledged human mission using a privately owned spacecraft.
President-elect Joe Biden's top coronavirus adviser said there were no plans for a nationwide lockdown to curb COVID-19, while three US West Coast states jointly called for a halt in non-essential travel.
Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall in the country's central coast early on Sunday, as the death toll in the Philippines rose to 53 from the country's deadliest storm this year.
Two airports in Ethiopia's Amhara state near the northern state of Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said.
Indonesia has sought emergency authorisation to start a mass vaccination campaign by the end of the year to combat the coronavirus in the archipelago, the Southeast Asian nation’s president said on Friday.
Britain's transport minister said he would be making an announcement on changes to the country's 14-day quarantine rule for travellers into the country "very soon."
President-elect Joe Biden cemented his electoral victory by capturing the battleground state of Arizona late on Thursday, but the transition to his administration remains in political stasis as President Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat.
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The UAE is among several countries that have been taken off the UK's quarantine list.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered local agencies to hasten relief efforts after a powerful typhoon killed at least seven people and unleashed some of the worst floodings in years in Manila.
South Korea is in final talks with global drugmakers over potential coronavirus vaccines as it seeks to secure supplies to cover 60 per cent of its population this year, health authorities said on Thursday.
Hong Kong's opposition staged a final show of defiance in the legislature on Thursday before resigning to protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues.
Despite a drop in COVID-19 cases in India, the capital city of Delhi is reporting a surge in infections, with many people struggling to find access to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) spaces.
President-elect Joe Biden has named longtime adviser Ron Klain as his White House chief of staff, as he builds his administration regardless of whether President Donald Trump accepts the election results.
Bahrain's Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa has died, the royal palace announced on Wednesday on Twitter.
US President-elect Joe Biden has insisted that nothing would stop the transfer of power and said it was an "embarrassment" that President Donald Trump has not conceded the election.
A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will begin on November 22, as the two cities moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's coalition retained power in Bihar state, results showed on Wednesday, in what was a referendum on Modi's handling of COVID-19.
Philippine authorities have ordered thousands of residents in eastern coastal communities to evacuate ahead of the landfall of Typhoon Vamco on Wednesday.
Work to distribute the experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE is gearing up after the companies announced successful interim data earlier on Monday.
Singapore is reviewing penalties for violent offences following an outcry over a 12-day prison sentence for a student who strangled his girlfriend until she blacked out.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called on the people of the UAE to look to the future with optimism and contribute with ideas that will help the country achieve further progress across all sectors.
On the occasion of the UAE's 49th National Day, the leaders have praised citizens and residents for being united in solidarity and laid out their goals for the next 50 years.
Spectacular fireworks and two open-air concerts will be livestreamed from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain on the occasion of the UAE's 49th UAE National Day celebrations.