Debbie Mountjoy couldn't be with her brother Darren as he lay in intensive care with coronavirus.
Boris Johnson has told the country he is "deeply sorry for every life that has been lost" as the UK surpassed 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths.
Snow has fallen in the Sahara desert after temperatures dropped to -3C (27F).
Travel-related stocks are feeling significant pain in anticipation of tougher curbs to limit the spread of coronavirus.
A young man on a horse charges into a wall of policemen securing the outer ring road of India's capital, Delhi.
The future of the high street stationery chain Paperchase will be salvaged this week in a rescue deal led by a lender connected to Permira, the private equity giant.
Boris Johnson has warned against the placing of restrictions on COVID vaccines after the EU threatened to put controls on the export of doses to Britain.
Conditions in the city of Manaus, deep in the Amazon rainforest where the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 is believed to have originated, are now so bad that people are suffocating in hospital beds without oxygen.
Joe Biden has spoken to Vladimir Putin for the first time since taking office, with the US president raising concerns over the treatment of Alexei Navalny.
UK airline bosses have written to Boris Johnson insisting there is not enough evidence that imposing hotel quarantines on all travellers arriving into the country is necessary.
More than 30 police officers are to be fined £200 each because they broke coronavirus rules while on duty - by having their hair cut.
The IMF has downgraded the UK's economic growth forecast for this year as the new strain of the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll.
The Manchester Arena bomber would still have blown himself up and killed many of those around him - even if he had been confronted as he lay in wait to launch his attack, a lawyer for police has told the inquiry.
A prankster pretending to be Piers Morgan managed to fool Donald Trump into thinking he was speaking to the real TV presenter.