Rise in COVID-19 infections in the UK in the latest week, however, was driven by the still dominant Delta variant.
Both chambers of Congress passed the legislation on Thursday to avert a short-term shutdown of the government.
The squad of 20 amputee footballers from Gaza hopes to play in the Amputee Football World Cup next year.
Crude slid since October on emergence of a new variant, nations tapping oil reserves and OPEC+ continuing output hikes.
As Chile’s presidential runoff nears, some women fear victory for Jose Antonio Kast may roll back their rights.
US president says plan aims to make it 'very, very difficult' for Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine.
England’s most successful cricket club is under fire after a racism allegations made by ex-player Azeem Rafiq.
No evidence yet to support a change in vaccines as they are 'highly effective', the World Health Organization says.
Iran says a deal for the revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement is within reach, if the West can show goodwill.
The phones of at least nine US State Department employees were hacked by Israeli firm's spyware, news agency reports.