Israel targets Gaza tunnels, Palestinian rocket attacks persist

Israel fired artillery and mounted extensive air strikes on Friday against a network of Palestinian militant tunnels under Gaza that it dubbed “the Metro”, amid persistent rocket attacks on Israeli…

Taiwan holds off raising COVID-19 alert level as cases surge

Aljazeera – Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Friday there is no need to raise the island’s COVID-19 alert level for the time being and that compared with last year…

Champions League final moved to Porto;12,000 Chelsea and Man City fans can attend

The Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City on 29 May will take place in Portugal with 6,000 fans from each club able to attend. The game has been…

UN chief calls for doubling of world’s COVID vaccine production

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the need to double the capacity of COVID-19 vaccine production and for fairer redistribution of the shots in the developing world, which…

Israeli troops mass along Gaza border amid rocket fire and air strikes

Israeli troops massed at Gaza’s border on Thursday and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern and touched off clashes between Jews and…

Ellen DeGeneres reveals why she is ending her talk show

Ellen DeGeneres has told viewers she is ending her long-running TV show because “I truly have felt like next season was the right time” to bring it to a close.…

Premier League TV rights: Broadcasters agree to roll over existing deal

The Premier League has agreed to roll over its existing television deal with broadcasters for a further three years. The new deal with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video…

Covid vaccines: Mixing increases reports of mild side-effects

Adults are more likely to report mild and moderate side-effects after mixing doses of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer Covid vaccines, a study indicates. Chills, headaches and muscle pain were reported…

Cameroonian transgender women convicted of ‘attempted homosexuality’

A court in Cameroon sentenced two transgender women on Tuesday to five years in prison for “attempted homosexuality” and other offences after they were arrested for the clothes they wore…

India’s COVID deaths cross 250,000 mark

India has posted a record rise in deaths from COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, pushing its total fatalities past the 250,000 mark. Deaths from the coronavirus swelled by 4,205,…