Around a dozen towns in Italy are in lockdown as the country races to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe after a surge in cases.
South Korea has declared its highest disease alert level as it reported more than 160 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total there to 602.
Bernie Sanders has won a convincing victory in the Nevada caucuses.
A daredevil inventor known as "Mad" Mike Hughes has died after launching himself in a homemade rocket which crashed in the California desert.
The Canary Islands have been engulfed by an "apocalyptic" sandstorm carrying red dust from the Sahara desert, grounding flights in and out.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has sparked outrage for suggesting would-be plane bombers are more likely to be Muslim men - and airport security should focus on "where the threat is coming from".
A surfer has told how he fought off a great white shark by punching it in the eye after it attacked him.
Giorgio Armani has been criticised for remarks in which he accused the fashion industry of "raping" women.
A nine-year-old boy who was left suicidal after being bullied because of his dwarfism has had "the best day of his life" as he led out an all-star rugby league team in Australia.
Michael Bloomberg has promised to free three women from agreements that prevent them from speaking publicly about law suits filed against him.