President Biden has said there is no excuse for Americans to be unvaccinated after the U.S. registered a record of one million new coronavirus cases in a day.
Britain has also reported a record number of cases, which have exceeded 200,000 in a day for the first time.
A judge in New York says he would decide soon whether or not to dismiss a civil case accusing Britain's prince Andrew of sexual assault.
Virginia Giuffre says that as a teenager she was forced to have sex with Queen Elisabeth's second son by Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell who were later convicted as sex offenders.
The President of Kazakhstan Kassym Tokayev has declared a two-week state of emergency in the main city Almaty as a wave of protests hit the country.
There have been big demonstrations in several cities and towns after the authorities lifted price caps in vehicle fuel causing prices to surge.
The United States, Norway, Britain and the EU have warned the Sudanese military against appointing their own Prime Minister, saying it would risk plunging the nation into conflict.
The country said they will not support a Prime Minister or government appointed without the involvement of a broad range of civilian stakeholders.
The authorities in Saudi Arabia say they suspect an explosion there that destroyed a French support truck at the Paris-Dakar Rally may have been a terror attack.
The blast on Thursday left the rally driver Philippe Boutron with serious leg injuries.
The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully deployed its giant kite-shaped sun shield, passing a major milestone in its quest to study the first star to shine in the cosmos.
NASA scientists will now work on packing the telescope's mirrors, the largest of which is 6.5 meters wide.