The number of people worldwide who have died with Covid-19 has passed one million, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections. The tally by Johns Hopkins University shows that deaths in the US, Brazil and India make up nearly half that total. read more
A South Korean official has been shot dead and burned by North Korean troops, the South's defence ministry said, condemning the "brutal act". Seoul said the man, who worked for the fisheries department, disappeared from a patrol boat near the border and was later found in the North's waters. read more
A police officer has been shot as thousands of people in the US city of Louisville protest after a grand jury decided no-one would be charged directly with the death of Breonna Taylor.
At least 57 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar more than a week ago. read more
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said the US "faces defeat" in its move to reimpose UN sanctions on the country as European allies called the unilateral declaration legally void. In a televised speech, Mr Rouhani said Iran would "give a crushing response to America's bullying". read more