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..
The first part of a planned contingent of 2,000 U.S. troops and hundreds of vehicles entered the Czech Republic from Germany on Tuesday en route eastwards to Slovakia for NATO's Saber Strike military drills, a Reuters witness said. Slovakia bo..
A Russian art gallery guard has been accused of doodling on a Soviet-era painting he was responsible for guarding on his first day in the job. Two visitors noticed eyeballs scribbled in ballpoint pen on Anna Leporskaya's piece Three Figures du..
Singapore reported a record 19,179 local coronavirus infections on Tuesday. The city-state has recorded 191,882 cases of the virus over the last 28 days, but 99.7% of them had no or mild symptoms. Of Tuesday's local cases, 16,102 were detec..