A man has been stopped at Vienna airport by authorities for attempting to smuggle 74 species-protected chameleons into Austria from Africa.

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The UK could join a host of other countries that have imposed quarantines in hotels for arriving travellers.

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Vaccine manufacturer Moderna is to test out a jab against the South African variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Former US president Donald Trump’s lawyer is facing a $1.3bn (£952m) lawsuit over election fraud claims.

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Riots erupted in the Netherlands over the weekend after a night-time curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was imposed.

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AstraZeneca’s reasons for its decision to slow down supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to the EU are “unacceptable”, according to the bloc’s health commissioner.

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte intends to resign after losing his majority, his office has said.

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Conditions in the city of Manaus, deep in the Amazon rainforest where the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 is believed to have originated, are now so bad that people are suffocating in hospital beds without oxygen.

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Boris Johnson will call for countries to do more to tackle the “devastating” effects of climate change, as he launches a new partnership with five other countries and the United Nations.

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The starting gun for Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is fired today with the article of impeachment sent to the US Senate.

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Israel is banning all passenger flights in and out of the country to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and prevent variants from getting a foothold among its population.

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US President Joe Biden will reimpose a number of travel bans that were repealed by his predecessor.

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Hostile states and criminals are displaying a “huge amount of innovation” when using information as a weapon to cause harm, a senior British security official has said.

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The divide between rich and poor is “proving as deadly” as coronavirus, the boss of Oxfam said, as research shows the world’s richest people recouped their pandemic losses within just nine months.

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A Ugandan court has ordered security forces to stop surrounding the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, who says he has been held under house arrest since the country’s presidential elections.

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New Zealand has reported its first case of COVID-19 outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months.

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Nineteen bodies have been found near a Mexican town on the US border which has seen a number of gang-related disputes in recent years.

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European countries are growing increasingly frustrated with delays in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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“It’s the century of the brown man and the yellow man, and God save everybody else,” asserts Balram Halwai, the servant-turned-entrepreneur whose rise we follow in The White Tiger, towards the end of the tale.

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The alleged leader of an Asian drug syndicate and one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives has been arrested by Dutch police.

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