The United States will spend $3.5 billion to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to some of the world’s poorest countries.
A court in France has ordered a man who slapped President Emmanuel Macron to serve four months in jail.
Singapore and Australia will work towards putting in place an air travel bubble between the two countries, after more than a year of travel disruption caused by the pandemic.
Rescue workers in Mumbai frantically searched for survivors beneath the rubble on the morning after a building collapse killed at least 11 people, following the first downpour of the monsoon season.
US President Joe Biden has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a review of security concerns.
A military plane crashed on Thursday near Myanmar's second-biggest city of Mandalay, killing 12 people, the city's fire service said in a post on social media.
India reported on Thursday the highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 in the world, at 6,148, after a big eastern state revised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals.