Areas within the Polar Arctic Circle recently reached temperatures nearing 30º C. Dry and warm conditions are sparking the first significant wildfires in Siberia.
The drugmaker reported good results from a phase 2 clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, which has been hit by several months of delays.
On Monday, people in England will be able to eat a restaurant meal indoors, drink inside a pub, go to a museum, hug friends and visit one another’s homes for the first time in months.
Authorities say the incident at Givat Zeev, in which scores of ultra-Orthodox Jews had gathered to pray to mark the beginning of Shavuot, took place in a "dangerous" building with no permits for use.
Inter-regional travel and curfews were lifted in most of Spain on May 9, leading to thousands of weekend revellers descending on public spaces in Barcelona.
The 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite crash-landed in front of a house in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire in February this year.
The head of Germany's Standing Committee on Vaccination says the country must prepare for the possibility that all citizens will need a third 'booster' dose of vaccine in 12 months' time.
In its struggle with the pandemic Brazil is battling on several fronts as flooding hampers vaccination efforts in remote areas and poverty deepens in cities.
Ioannis Lagos, who was detained in Brussels last month, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison in Greece over his membership of the banned Golden Dawn party.
In all, six of my relatives, three close friends and several colleagues have died in the three bloody wars and countless battles between Israel and Hamas.
The cost of cremation has tripled in India in recent weeks due to a shortage of wood, according to a philanthropic organisation.
As the conflict entered its second week on Monday, violence showed no signs of easing with heavy Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and continued rocket fire from Hamas in southern Israel.
The violence continues, with eight children and two adults killed on Saturday in Gaza and one Israeli man killed in a Hamas rocket attack on the city of Ramat Gan.
Some opposition parties have said they will not take part in a national election which has already been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The high-rise building, which housed several media outlets including AP and Al-Jazeera, was targeted by an Israeli airstrike on Saturday afternoon.
Leaders from around the world have been taking part in the "Christchurch Call" on how to tackle online radicalisation more effectively
Eight people died in the inland city of Wuhan on Friday night and four others in the town of Shengze.
The WHO Director-General warned on Friday that the second year of the pandemic could be deadlier than the first and said vaccinating at-risk groups worldwide should be the priority.
China’s first Mars landing follows its launch last month of the main section of what will be a permanent space station and a mission that brought back rocks from the Moon.
The news was welcomed on Twitter by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.