A number of European countries have already suspended the vaccine pending an investigation into reports of blood clots in some people.
The Communist Party put forward plans which would reduce democratic representation in Hong Kong elections, following pro-democracy demonstrations in the region.
On Thursday (March 11) it's 10 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
10 years ago, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, one of the largest in the world, was partially destroyed by a tsunami. Many inhabitants fled and a race against the clock to decommission and decontaminate began. But what's it like today?
The demonstrators used water, blankets and fire extinguishers to try to smother the smoking canisters but were eventually forced to give ground and disperse.
The weeklong meeting of the National People’s Congress, which rubber stamps policies approved by the Communist Party leadership, provides a window into government priorities.
The incident happened shortly after riot police attacked a large, peaceful protest against the military junta in Mandalay.
Japan and Mongolia took most of this years' top spots in Tashkent but Uzbekistan clinched 2 silvers and a bronze.
Local crowds were thrilled with strong performances from their home competitors and a weekend jam-packed with jaw-dropping judo mastery.
Footage from the air taken by a Syrian opposition group showed scores of workers struggling to extinguish a massive fire resulting from burning oil tanker trucks in an open field.
The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the February 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta.
In another day filled with stunning displays of judo, the middleweights battled it out for victory on day two. Japanese judoka took home another two gold medals with Italy and Mongolia adding one each.
The Dalai Lama, who is 85, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharamsala.
Get a daily wrap of the best bits from Judo's most hotly-anticiapted event, the Tashkent Grand Slam in Uzbekistan. Which world-class judoka will clinch this year's titles?
Lebanese protesters continued to block major roads and highways in Beirut for a third straight day, over the crippling economic crisis in the country.