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Kabul attack: Blast near school leaves at least 30 dead

The attack took place as the students – thought to be mainly girls – were leaving the Kabul school.

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Covid: Macron calls on US to drop vaccine export bans

The French president spoke out after the US backed a proposal to waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines.

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Nigeria Rivers attack: Gunmen kill at least seven police officers

The attackers opened fire at a checkpoint and two police stations amid a surge in separatist violence.

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Al-Aqsa mosque: Dozens hurt in Jerusalem clashes

At least 163 Palestinians and six Israeli police are injured as rising tensions erupt into violence.

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Mexico City metro: Hundreds protest at scene of deadly rail collapse

Demonstrators from around Mexico City demand justice after 26 people died when an overpass collapsed.

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European Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona & Juventus defend plans in face of Uefa ‘threat’

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus defend their plans for a European Super League in the face of “threats” from Uefa.

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Prince Misuzulu named next Zulu king amid family feud

Prince Misuzulu is now expected to lead the Zulu nation of about 11 million people in South Africa.

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Trump officials obtained Washington Post reporters’ phone data

The publisher known for its criticism of Donald Trump said it was “deeply troubled” by the move.

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Fears for South Africa security guard’s safety after escaping ambush

Security van driver believes he is being threatened after footage showed him coming under gunshot fire.

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NYC snow days: Dismay as school snow days cancelled

Dismay from parents, students and teachers as authorities say students can keep learning from home.

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#MeToo Serbia: ‘I thought I was the only one’

Balkan women are sharing their sexual assault stories after Serbian actress Milena Radulovic went public with hers.

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The ‘smart and cheeky’ Aboriginal boy teaching Australia a lesson

A film about an Aboriginal boy’s experience of school shines a light on Australia’s failure to give all children a fair start.

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The misinformation bubble threatening Brazil’s indigenous people

Health workers report resistance because of fake content spread over WhatsApp.

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Up close with Biden and Trump’s top diplomats

America’s mild-mannered top diplomat finds relief overseas that the era of Trump unilateralism is gone.

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India’s Covid crisis delivers a blow to brand Modi

Narendra Modi’s carefully crafted image has taken a hit as India reels from a punishing Covid wave.

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Spy row revs up Czech-Russian tensions

The Czechs and Russians, ex-communist bloc allies, are in a new diplomatic Cold War.

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Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray

A second Covid surge is putting renewed pressure on the country’s healthcare and economy.

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‘Our first day of freedom on American soil’

Adrian Meza and his family from Nicaragua have just been released from detention by US border officials.

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Michelle Obama: Black parents have ‘fear in our hearts’

The former US first lady says she is worried her daughters could be racially profiled.

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The hippo with a unique rainy day hobby

“We have no explanation for it,” say zoo staff. “I’ve never seen another hippo doing it.”

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Sinopharm: Chinese Covid vaccine gets WHO emergency approval

It says the Sinopharm vaccine, which has been given to millions of people, is safe and effective.

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India’s Covid crisis: Rural hospitals unable to cope as virus spreads

We uncover the conditions that patients face in health centres unequipped for a crisis like Covid.

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Brazil violence: Rio police accused by residents of abuses in raid

Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum accuse police of violence and abuses in a raid that left 25 dead.

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Stormy Daniels: US election officials drop Trump hush money probe

The former president faced investigation over a payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

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South Carolina moves closer to allowing death by firing squad

One state lawmaker said it would be more humane than the electric chair option currently allowed.

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Amnesty apologises to Alexei Navalny over ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

The human rights organisation says it made wrong decision in “prisoner of conscience” row.

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France launches campaign to end selfies on rail tracks as incidents rise

Rail operator SNCF says incidents of people taking serious risks have increased during the pandemic.

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German call to ban ‘Jewish star’ at Covid demos

The anti-Semitism commissioner urges officials to stop protesters “relativising” the Holocaust.

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George Floyd: Four police officers charged with violating civil rights

Derek Chauvin, already convicted of murder, and three others are accused of denying Floyd’s rights.

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TripAdvisor sorry for Auschwitz review error

TripAdvisor initially found nothing wrong with a death camp review containing a gas chamber “joke”.