Malawi's health authorities have declared a polio outbreak after a case was detected in a young child in the capital Lilongwe, the first case of wild poliovirus in Africa in more than five years, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The W..
Rescuers in Afghanistan are scrambling to reach a nine-year-old boy trapped for two days down a well in southern Zabul province. The operation in Shokak village comes less than two weeks after a similar attempt to rescue a child from a well in Mor..
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he does not yet see any Russian troop withdrawal from positions near to the Ukrainian border, the BBC reported on Wednesday. "To be honest, we react to the reality we have, and we don't see any..
Switzerland will lift almost all its coronavirus pandemic restrictions from midnight, the government said on Wednesday, as fears waned that a spike in infections fuelled by the Omicron variant would overwhelm the health care system. The government..
Almost 100 people have died in landslides and flash flooding in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis, officials say. The city, which is located in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, was hit by torrential rainfall. Houses in hillside neig..
Ukrainians raised national flags and played the country's anthem on Wednesday to show unity against fears of a Russian invasion that Western powers have said could be imminent. The yellow and blue banner fluttered outside schools, hospitals an..
Australian authorities are searching for the white shark that killed a man in Sydney's first fatal attack in 59 years. Most of the city's beaches were shut on Thursday with swimmers banned from the water after Wednesday's attack. Au..
At least 13 people have died after falling into a well during a wedding ceremony in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Police said the victims - all women and children - were sitting on a metal slab covering the well when it collapsed und..
On Tuesday, a dozen undocumented migrants on Mexico's southern border stitched their mouths shut in an attempt to persuade the country's immigration authority to allow them to cross into the United States. The migrants, mostly from Central..