COVID spreading in rural India; record daily rises in infections, deathsIndia · 7:23 AM UTC
India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the vast countryside.
WorldChina suspends economic dialogue with Australia as relations curdle
Healthcare & PharmaceuticalsU.S. reverses stance, backs giving poorer countries access to COVID vaccine patents
Asia PacificTokyo governor backs extended state of emergency to contain COVID-19 surge
Aerospace & DefenseSpaceX Starship rocket prototype achieves first safe landing
EuropeUK sends two navy boats to Jersey after France threatens blockade
ScienceU.S. Space Command tracks Chinese rocket for uncontrolled re-entry from orbit
AmericasCloser EU military cooperation with U.S., Canada, Norway is quantum leap, Germany says
Military cooperation in the European Union will get a boost as the 27 nation bloc is admitting for the first time outside partners such as the U.S., Canada and Norway to join in one of its projects, Germany said on Thursday.
EnvironmentAt-risk rheas released into Chile's Patagonia for repopulation
Conservationists in Chile are reintroducing the rhea to its native Patagonia region, after the at-risk flightless bird was brought to near-extinction by illegal hunting.