The 100 millionth coronavirus case has been recorded worldwide - just over a year since the first officially diagnosed case of the deadly virus.
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.
The head of Capitol Police has apologised for "failings" during the deadly rioting in Washington DC earlier this month.
A surge in demand for new Xbox consoles as well as further growth in cloud computing has helped Microsoft deliver better-than-expected results over the Christmas quarter.
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, according to the country's president.
A young man on a horse charges into a wall of policemen securing the outer ring road of India's capital, Delhi.
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.
Ireland's coronavirus lockdown has been extended by several weeks until 5 March, Prime Minister Micheal Martin has said.
Elliot Page is divorcing his wife Emma Portner after three years of marriage.
The head of HSBC has told MPs that he "can't cherry pick which laws to follow" as he defended the bank over claims that it is helping China crack down on democracy in Hong Kong.