Australia has put a stop to quarantine-free arrivals from New Zealand for 72 hours after a South African variant of Covid-19 was detected in a woman after 14 days of isolation.
Police have detained more than 2500 people and used force to break up rallies across Russia as tens of thousands of protesters ignored extreme cold and police warnings to demand the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more than six decades, has died at 87.
British PM Boris Johnson says the new English variant of Covid-19 may be associated with a higher level of mortality although he said evidence showed that both vaccines being used are effective against it.
The mercury will pass the 40degC mark across large swathes of NSW, Victoria and the ACT as southeast Australia cops a weekend heatwave.
President Joe Biden has decorated his new office with busts of civil rights and labour leaders, nods to other presidents who faced great crises, and portraits of American founders who famously disagreed.
Joe Biden has been sworn in as president of the US, vowing to end the "uncivil war" in a deeply divided country reeling from a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic.
US President Joe Biden has signed 15 executive actions, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change.
US President Donald Trump has touted his legacy and wished luck to the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden, but without acknowledging his successor by name.
President-elect Joe Biden was emotional during a farewell ceremony in Delaware before heading to Washington for his inauguration, choking back tears as he reflected on his long journey to the White House and remembered his son.
A federal judge in Manhattan has rejected Harvey Weinstein's request to delay a deposition in a civil lawsuit by women who accused the imprisoned movie producer of sexual abuse and workplace...
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has urged Russians to take to the streets in protest after a judge remanded him in pre-trial detention despite calls from Western countries to free the opposition politician.
Like no US president before, Donald Trump made himself the centre of attention - the star of a literal reality show that was his administration, always with an eye for the camera, an instinct for the outrageous.
Police detained prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on arrival at a Moscow airport after he flew home to Russia from Germany for the first time since he was poisoned last summer.
A hospital cleaning worker became the first person in India to be vaccinated against Covid-19, as the country launched one of the world's largest immunisation campaigns to bring the pandemic under control.
The worldwide coronavirus death toll has surpassed 2 million, as nations keep trying to procure multiple vaccines and detect new COVID-19 variants.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner after coming to the conclusion that a Victorian mother killed her three children before taking her own life.
A New Zealander in California beaten as he was evicted from a New Year's Eve party later died from head injuries.