Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
The palace said Tuesday that the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is responding to treatment for an infection but is not expected to leave the hospital for several days.
Japan’s government says it has confirmed a new, more contagious COVID-19 strain days after the country began administering the Pfizer vaccine, the first approved for use in the country.
The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global and destructive hacks, including targeting banks and a movie studio.
A 7-year-old boy died in Switzerland after a homemade igloo collapsed on him.
The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca, likely allowing the U.N. health agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries worldwide.
A cow on the loose ran into a hospital waiting room and attacked people waiting to see the doctor.
The lockdown in Auckland, which extends through Wednesday, is the first in New Zealand in six months and represents a significant setback in the nation's largely successful efforts to control the virus.
A strong earthquake hit off the coast of northeastern Japan late Saturday, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and other areas, but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said.
Some European countries and tech leaders are already working together to develop a “vaccine passport” which could be required for travel this summer.
Mexican police have found 18 plastic bags full of hacked-up body parts on the outskirts of the city of Guadalajara.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men and a woman who said they had been stranded for 33 days on a deserted island between Florida and Cuba.
A 116-year-old French nun who is believed to be the world’s second-oldest person has survived COVID-19 and is looking forward to celebrating her 117th birthday on Thursday.
South Africa's health minister says the country will begin administering the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its front-line health workers next week.
A World Health Organization expert says the coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and most probably jumped to humans via an intermediary species.
A new variant of the coronavirus that’s exploded in Brazil and has since been found in the U.S. is causing some concern among scientists. Here’s what one Harvard researcher is saying.
The 100-year-old British war veteran, who captivated the nation by raising more than $40 million toward COVID-19 relief last year, died after testing positive for the virus.
Captain Sir Tom Moore raised more than $40 million toward COVID-19 relief last year, and now he’s been admitted to the hospital after testing positive and having trouble breathing.
Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 5,100 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten.
Thousands were arrested for the second week straight during protests in Russia demanding the release of Alexei Navalny, Putin's best-known critic. Now the U.S. is criticizing the crackdown and urging Russia to release Navalny.