UK, Germany and Italy latest to find infections of new coronavirus variant as South Africa condemns travel curbs.
Medics say dozens of people have been killed as security forces sought to crush weeks of anti-coup protests.
Japan PM to step up defence amid China, North Korea threats
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says security situation around Japan is changing fast and is more severe than ever.
Algerians vote in local polls to seal post-Bouteflika ‘change’
Election is the third vote under Abdelmadjid Tebboune who promised to reform state institutions.
Blinken calls for negotiations amid Ethiopia military escalation
US Secretary of State expresses concern over escalating fighting between gov’t forces and Tigrayan fighters.
‘Declaration of war’: Pacific islands blast COP26 pledges
Nations most vulnerable to climate change say rich world must step up, meet goal to limit temperature rise to 1.5C.
‘Incomparable’ Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Sondheim, renowned for musicals including West Side Story and Sweeney Todd, died at home in Connecticut.
Ethiopia’s PM pledges victory in video from front line
State media shows Abiy wearing army fatigues, saying morale is high and Tigrayan forces have been pushed back.