COVID spreading in rural India; record daily rises in infections, deathsIndia · 8:08 AM UTC
Hopes that India's deadly second wave of COVID-19 was about to peak were swept away on Thursday as it posted record daily infections and deaths and as the virus spread from cities to villages across the world's second-most populous nation.
WorldChina condemns G7 statement censuring Beijing, supporting Taiwan
Healthcare & PharmaceuticalsU.S. reverses stance, backs giving poorer countries access to COVID vaccine patents
EuropeBlinken heads to Ukraine in show of support after Russia troop standoff
EuropeFrench flotilla stages protest off Jersey in fishing row
Asia PacificTokyo set to seek extension of emergency until May 31
Aerospace & DefenseSpaceX Starship rocket prototype achieves first safe landing
UKUK service sector grows at fastest pace since 2013 in April - PMI
Britain's services sector recorded its fastest growth in more than seven years last month as hospitality businesses and retailers began to reopen to the public after months of lockdown.
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.