The situation at the Poland-Belarus border worsened on Monday, with Belarusian authorities saying that many hundreds of migrants had arrived at the border, and Poland reporting that some had already tried to break through.
The COP26 talks are entering their second week with a focus on support for poorer countries to cope with climate change – and the business end of negotiations looming.
Around 45 million people across the globe are currently threatened by famine, with the situation especially dire in Afghanistan, the United Nations said on Monday.
Assisted dying became legal in New Zealand on Sunday, one year after 65 per cent of voters cast their ballots in favour of the law.
United States lawmakers on Friday adopted a 1.2-trillion dollar package aimed at modernizing the country’s infrastructure.
Pfizer said its investigational Covid-19 antiviral candidate, PAXLOVID, significantly reduced hospitalization and death.
The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) doled out sharp criticism of Covid-19 vaccine producers on Thursday as poorer countries struggle to catch up with vaccinations.
Kids got the nod to roll up their sleeves for a covid jab on Tuesday, as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisers voted unanimously to authorize smaller-dosed Pfizer shots for children aged 5 to 11.