Naftali Bennett takes oath as Israel's new Prime Minister
Israel's parliament has narrowly voted in favor of a new coalition government, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic 12-year rule. Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned bitter rival, becomes prime minister, presiding over a diverse and fragile coalition comprised of eight parties with deep ideological differences.
US President Joe Biden lauds G7, heads to Brussels for NATO talks
President Joe Biden has closed his first Group of Seven leaders' summit, saying it was an "extraordinary, collaborative and productive meeting." Biden on Sunday praised agreements to help the world combat Covid-19 and to set a global minimum tax for corporations everywhere. He spoke at a news conference in England, after the conclusion of a three-day summit.
12 killed, 138 injured in gas explosion in Central China
At least 12 people were killed and 138 were injured in a huge gas explosion in central China on Sunday, state media reported. A gas pipe exploded in the Zhangwan district of Shiyan city, in Hubei province at about 6:30 am local time.
Covid origin: WHO chief asks China to cooperate with probe
The World Health Organization chief Tedros Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 amid renewed call to further probe the virus. Tedros hopes there would be better cooperation and transparency when the next phase of the probe into the virus's origin is underway.