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Nigeria: Released schoolgirls say kidnappers threatened to shoot them during three-day mass abduction
School pupils from an all-girls' boarding school in the town of Jangebe were required to attend a different sort of assembly this morning.
Climate change: Global CO2 emissions bounce back to pre-COVID levels, International Energy Agency study finds
Global emissions have rebounded to worrying levels after a historic decline in 2020, according to new data.
US and EU hit Russia with co-ordinated sanctions over attempted murder and jailing of Alexei Navalny
The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions targeting a number of senior Russian officials and businesses over the attempted murder and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Russia: US and EU sanctions needed but will hardly force Vladimir Putin to change tack'
US president Joe Biden promised right from the start he would get tough on Russia but he was always having to play catch-up.
COVID-19: Italy closes schools in 'red zone' coronavirus areas amid concerning growth in new variants
Italy's government has ordered the closure of all schools in regions hardest hit by the coronavirus amid rising fears over new variants of the disease.
COVID-19: Which countries are receiving vaccines in WHO-backed COVAX programme - and how many doses each?
The World Health Organisation-backed COVAX programme has released details of the numbers of COVID vaccine doses it aims to provide to participating countries by the end of May.
COVID-19: Proposed EU vaccine passport scheme raises hopes of Britons having summer holidays in Europe
EU proposals for a vaccine passport could kick start tourism across the bloc from as early as June - raising hopes lockdown-weary Britons could enjoy a summer holiday on the continent.
Michael Gudinski: Kylie Minogue, Bruce Springsteen and Russell Crowe lead tributes to Australian music industry 'legend'
Kylie Minogue, Bruce Springsteen and Russell Crowe are among the stars paying tribute following the death of an Australian music industry "legend".
Bunny Wailer, last surviving member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, dies aged 73
Bunny Wailer, the reggae legend who was the last surviving member of The Wailers, has died at the age of 73.
COVID-19: Austria and Denmark to partner with Israel on vaccines and stop relying solely on 'too slow' EU
Austria and Denmark are to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and begin a partnership with Israel.