Several districts in Beijing have reinstated security checkpoints, ordered residents be tested and closed schools in response to an unexpected resurgence of the coronavirus in the Chinese capital.
The death of Rayshard Brooks, a black man killed by a white police officer in Atlanta, is a homicide caused by gunshot wounds to the back, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says.
European countries are easing some border controls after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain's continued closure, a patchwork of restrictions elsewhere and new ways of working mean pre-pandemic levels of travel are a long way off.
The Ruby Princess cluster, which infected 24 New Zealanders and was linked to at least five deaths in Australia, has been closed.
The Queen has tuned in to her very first public Zoom call, following in the footsteps of other royal family members who have used it to keep up with their royal responsibilities in lockdown.
Fears are mounting that Europe and the US could face a surge of Covid-19 infections in coming weeks after mass protests and a loosening of restrictions.
A local authority in England says it will remove a statue of scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell,the latest memorial to be taken down in the wake of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd's younger brother has made an impassioned plea to the US Congress that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die over $20" in a what he called a lynching.
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged Congress to immediately take steps to remove from the US Capitol 11 statues representing Confederate leaders and soldiers from the Civil War.
Britain's death toll from Covid-19 could have been halved if lockdown had been introduced a week earlier, a former member of the UK government's scientific advisory group says.
Small, low-lying islands dotted around the Pacific and Caribbean - often seen as places most vulnerable to global warming - can naturally adapt and raise themselves above encroaching waves, new research shows.
Author J. K. Rowling has defended her right to speak about trans issues without fear of abuse, in an essay which revealed painful details from her past.
Population-wide facemask use could push Covid-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics and could prevent further waves of the pandemic disease when combined with lockdowns, a UK study says.
Prince Philip, the husband of the Queen, celebrates his 99th birthday today - although there will be little public fanfare to mark the occasion.
George Floyd, the African-American man whose death in police custody sparked worldwide protests against racism, has been extolled as a "gentle giant" and symbol of the oppressed's struggle for justice at his funeral.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: US President Donald Trump has tweeted a conspiracy theory about a 75-year-old protester shoved by police and critically injured during a march sparked by George Floyd's death.
China has urged students going overseas to think carefully before choosing Australia, citing a spate of racist incidents targeting Asians during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hundreds of mourners have visited a Texas church to honour African American George Floyd, who died in police custody two weeks ago, as pressure mounts for sweeping reforms to the US justice system.
The World Health Organisation has urged countries to press on with efforts to contain Covid-19, noting the pandemic was worsening globally.