India has recorded more than 200,000 new coronavirus infections in a single day as hospitals report severe shortages of beds and oxygen and extra space is found in hotels.
The US is expected to announce new sanctions on Russia as early as today over the hacking of government agencies and alleged election interference.
Sweden is facing a shortage of sperm for assisted pregnancy as potential donors have avoided hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.
A twerking dance troupe's performance at the launch of the Australian navy's newest ship has created a multi-layered furore after complaints it was too risque were followed up with criticism of the national broadcaster.
The Tokyo Olympics mascots were unveiled today to celebrate the 100 days-to-go milestone amid mounting public opposition to the Games taking place this summer.
A Canadian MP has apologised to colleagues after appearing completely starkers during a virtual meeting of the House of Commons.
Over 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations have now been given in the EU - and a major extension to the European Commission's contract with Pfizer-BioNTech has been announced.
Iran says it will increase its enrichment of uranium to 60% purity - its highest figure ever - bringing it closer to the levels needed for a nuclear weapon.
A truck driver who was under the influence of drugs and sleep deprived when he drove into four police officers has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
At least 20 people have been killed after a bus overturned in Egypt while trying to pass a truck.