The global Covid-19 vaccination drive gained pace on January 17 as Brazil gave its first injections and India pushed on with its massive campaign, while European authorities sought to allay concerns about delays in supplies.
Medics battled exhaustion and the risk of Covid-19 as they raced on January 18 to treat scores of people injured by a devastating earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.
Egypt announced on December 16 the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple.
Joe Biden’s top aide said on January 16 the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fear violence from Trump supporters who staged a nationwide security operation ahead of t
European powers on January 16 voiced deep concern over Iran’s plans to produce uranium metal, warning that Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for the element.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has jumped to 56, authorities said on January 17, with thousands left homeless as rescuers raced to find anyone still alive under mountains of rubble.
Beijing’s top diplomat pledged on January 16 to donate half a million coronavirus vaccine shots to the Philippines, Manila officials said – despite growing resistance there to Chinese-made jabs over concerns about their efficacy.
India kicked off one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives on January 16, as US drugs giant Pfizer moved to calm fears in Europe about delays to deliveries of their vaccine.
As a Turkish Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily-clad women he called “kittens” starts a 1,075-year jail term for sex crimes, we look at some of the world’s longest prison sentences.
Tehran told the UN nuclear watchdog on December 13 that it was advancing research on uranium metal production, in what would be a fresh breach of the limits in Iran’s 2015 deal with world powers.