European leaders are presenting a united front as the coronavirus cast a lengthening shadow across their continent, but have fallen short of agreeing radical measures to tackle an exceptional crisis.
Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein, convicted last month of rape and sexual assault, have asked a court to take into consideration his health and age and sentence him to prison for five years.
Shops and restaurants closed, hundreds of flights were cancelled and streets emptied across Italy on the first day of an unprecedented, nationwide lockdown.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 at the age of 83.
The death toll in a part of Iran is higher for people trying to avoid the coronavirus infection than it is for those who were actually infected.
A British court has ruled out adding a third option on passports for people who define themselves as neither male nor female following a lengthy legal battle, saying the existing policy was lawful.
Pupils at a school in Taiwan have found their own unique way to fight the coronavirus - an automated disinfectant dispenser built from Lego.
US President Donald Trump says he will be taking "major" steps to gird the economy against the impact of a spreading coronavirus outbreak and discuss a payroll tax cut.
All of Italy is to go into lockdown, in an unprecedented move aimed at beating the coronavirus in Europe's worst-affected country.
North Korea has launched multiple projectiles into the sea as part of firing drills, according to South Korea's military, drawing US and Chinese appeals for Pyongyang to return to talks.
Britain's top royals joined one another at Westminster Abbey in their last public family gathering before Prince Harry and his wife Meghan set off on a new career path devoid of official duties.
Four fugitive suspects are to go on trial in the Netherlands charged with the murder of 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down in 2014.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has urged Greece to "open your gates" to refugees trying to enter the EU from Turkey and said he hoped to win more help from talks on Monday.
Much of Italy's wealthy north is in lockdown, including the financial capital Milan, in a drastic attempt to try to contain a outbreak of coronavirus that saw the number of deaths leap again sharply.
More than 70 Australians have tested positive to the coronavirus, and figures are expected to continue climbing across the country.
Elizabeth Warren ended her presidential campaign on Thursday, making the race for the Democratic nomination a two-man battle between former Vice President Joe Biden and US Senator Bernie Sanders.
Italy has closed all schools and universities in a bid to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Europe's worst-hit country as the death toll and number of cases jumped.
California's governor has declared a statewide emergency in response to coronavirus outbreak, with over 50 cases in the nation's most populous state.