Seven people were detained when military forces stormed a tanker suspected to have been hijacked off the Isle of Wight.
A senior aide to President Donald Trump has conceded that the US is “not going to control the pandemic”.
China is once again mass testing an entire city for the coronavirus amid a regional outbreak in Xinjiang province.
Coronavirus infections continue to rise across the UK, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.
US national security officials say Iran was responsible for sending threatening emails to Democratic voters ahead of next month’s presidential election.
US President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, have directed blistering attacks at each other during rival rallies.
A teacher has been beheaded in a north-western suburb of Paris, with the attacker shot dead by police.
Anti-viral drug remdesivir has little to no effect on Covid patients’ chances of survival, a study from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found.
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala voiced confidence on Friday in her quest to lead the crisis-wracked World Trade Organisation after all of Africa backed her candidacy, vowing she would champion reform.
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has criticised Donald Trump’s handling of Covid-19, while courting elderly voters in the key battleground state of Florida.