More than half of the European population are expected to be infected with the Covid variant Omicron within the next six to eight weeks, the WHO's top Europe official says.
Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla says a redesigned Covid-19 vaccine that specifically targets the Omicron variant could be ready by March.
Nineteen people were killed, including nine children, and dozens were injured when a fire, started by a malfunctioning space heater, spread smoke through a 19-floor building in The Bronx borough of New York City.
Protesters have rallied in cities across France, denouncing President Emmanuel Macron's intent to "piss off" people refusing COVID-19 shots by tightening curbs on their civil liberties.
British health officials say booster jabs are still providing high levels of protection against severe disease from the Omicron variant and there is no need for now for people to have a fourth shot.
A $20 million mostly subterranean home, The Sanctuary, has been designed to replace a mansion on a prime Wanaka site. Marjorie Cook reports on what could be Wanaka’s biggest house.
An Italian man working in publishing in London pleaded not guilty in Manhattan to charges he stole unpublished manuscripts of hundreds of authors by impersonating editors and agents, hoping to claim the authors' literary ideas as his own.
Two Northern Territory fishermen and a boy have been rescued from a crocodile-infested river after their message in the sand was spotted by a search plane crew.
President Joe Biden has accused his predecessor Donald Trump of spreading a "web of lies" to undermine United States democracy in a speech on the anniversary of the deadly Capitol attack
Italy has made Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for people from the age of 50, one of very few European countries to take a similar steps, in an attempt to ease pressure on its health service and...
While more transmissible than Delta, Omicron seems to induce less serious disease and could bring the end of the coronavirus pandemic, one of Denmark's top health officials says.
Tattoo parlours across the European Union were in crisis as a new rule came into force which effectively bans many of their most popular inks and which one artist described as like taking "taking the flour from a bakery."
Thousands of people were trapped in their vehicles for hours along a nearly 80km stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia after a storm dumped up to 30cm of snow, forcing the highway to close.
A video of a body boarder wildly swinging his board at a New Zealand sea lion at a Dunedin beach reveals ignorance of the threatened species, a Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger says.
Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty by a US jury of helping disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, sealing a remarkable fall from grace for the British socialite.
New South Wales has recorded a dramatic rise in coronavirus cases, the number almost doubling the previous day's tally.
Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the country's oldest human rights group to disband for breaking a law requiring it to act as "a foreign agent", capping a year of crackdowns on Kremlin critics.
France has reported a record high of 179,807 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period - one of the highest one-day tallies worldwide since the start of the pandemic.