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Pope arrives in Iraq for historic first-ever papal trip to nation despite fears over security and coronavirus
The Pope has arrived in Iraq for an historic weekend visit which carries both symbolism and risk.
Outrage in India over latest 'honour killing' as father beheads daughter after finding her with man
Outrage over so-called honour killings in India has been reignited after a father who found his daughter in a "compromising position" with a man severed her head with an axe - and then took it to his local police station.
Beijing declares only 'patriots' should rule Hong Kong as elections delayed again
Beijing has declared that only "patriots" should rule Hong Kong - and unveiled plans to change the city's electoral system to ensure just that.
World's oldest bird, Wisdom the albatross, hatches chick at the age of 70
The oldest known bird in the world has hatched a chick at the age of 70.
COVID-19: Jair Bolsonaro tells Brazil to 'stop whining' about virus despite world's second highest death toll
President Jair Bolsonaro has told Brazil to stop "whining" about coronavirus and move on from the disease.
COVID-19: Australia hits back as Italy blocks vaccine shipment - and suggests EU is 'tearing up rule book'
Australia has hit back at the EU's move to block a shipment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine - suggesting the bloc was trying to "tear up the rule book".
AstraZeneca's jab has had a bumpy rollout in the EU - but how did it play out?
The EU's vaccination drive has been a bumpy ride - but its rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has been especially so.
Newly found 'super-Earth' could hold key to finding alien life
A "super-Earth" located just 26 light years away could hold the key to finding extraterrestrial life.
Thai navy sailors brave choppy seas to rescue four cats from sinking ship on fire in Andaman Sea
A Thai navy sailor braved choppy seas to rescue four cats abandoned on a sinking ship on fire in the Andaman Sea.
COVID-19: Cyprus to allow vaccinated Britons to holiday in the country without restrictions from 1 May
Cyprus will let British tourists who have had both COVID vaccination doses into the country without restrictions from 1 May.