China on Friday rejected the World Health Organization's calls for a renewed probe into the origins of Covid-19, saying it supported "scientific" over "political" efforts to find out how the virus started.
Authorities in northern Germany have appealed to thousands of people to get another shot of Covid vaccine after a police investigation found that a Red Cross nurse may have injected them with a saline solution.
The kidnappers of Niger State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Muhammad Idris, have reportedly contacted members of his family, demanding a ransom of N500 million (about $1.2m) for his release.
The Taliban have overrun the northern provincial capital of Kunduz as part of a major offensive. It's a major blow for the Afghan forces and it's not the only city where fierce fighting is taking place.