Global Covid-19 case reaching 181 million

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 180,726,834 and 3,915,760 respectively as of Sunday morning, as per Johns Hopkins University.

6 troops killed, 15 UN peacekeepers wounded in Mali attacks

The UN said on Twitter that an evacuation was under way after a car bomb struck a temporary base near Tarkint, in the lawless north of Mali.

Russian forces confront British warship in Black Sea military encounter

Russia says one of its warplanes dropped bombs and a patrol boat fired warning shots to turn back a British destroyer it claims entered into its territorial waters in the Black Sea.

Antivirus software pioneer McAfee found dead in Spanish jail

The 75-year-old was found dead in his cell in the Brians 2 penitentiary near Barcelona ‘apparently from suicide’, a spokeswoman for the prison system in the northeastern Catalonia region said.

New Zealand crowned kings of Test cricket

Two years after their agonising Super Over loss to England in the 50-over World Cup final at Lord's, the Blackcaps claimed their first major global title.

What the Delta variant could mean for Covid-19 in the United States

A coronavirus variant first spotted in India is poised to become the dominant one in the United States, where infectious disease modelers say it could cause a "resurgence" of Covid-19 later this year.

Australia to challenge UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Environmental campaigners said the decision highlighted Australia’s lack of action to curb the carbon emissions which contribute to global warming.

Grave concerns raised about China at UN rights council

More than 40 countries led by Canada voiced grave concerns at the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday about China’s actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet — triggering a fierce backlash from Beijing.

Judge dismiss most claims over suing Trump

St John’s Episcopal church, which is across the street from Lafayette Park, had been defaced with graffiti and damaged in a fire during demonstrations the night before.

Masks no longer mandatory from June 28: Italy minister

Facemasks will no longer be compulsory outdoors in Italy, one of the countries in Europe worst hit by the coronavirus, from June 28, the health ministry said Monday.