World Health Organization (WHO) team
Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic board a bus following their arrival at a cordoned-off section in the international arrivals area at the airport in Wuhan on January 14, 2021. NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP

WHO in China

Team arrives in Wuhan as China reports first virus death in months WUHAN, China, Jan 14, 2021 (AFP) - A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in
Park Geun-hye
A supporter of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye stands outside the supreme court in Seoul on January 14, 2021, as the country's top court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for the disgraced former president in the final ruling over the corruption scandal that brought her down. Ed JONES / AFP

South Korea’s top court upholds ex-president’s 20-year jail term

SEOUL, Jan 14, 2021 (AFP) - South Korea's top court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye on Thursday, in the final ruling over the corruption
Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), signs the article of impeachment, alongside impeachment managers, during an engrossment ceremony after the US House of Representatives voted to impeach the US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. Donald Trump on January 13 became the first US president to be impeached for a second time, when a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week's attack on the US Capitol. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump makes history, impeached for unprecedented second time

WASHINGTON, Jan 14, 2021 (AFP) - Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him
National guard
Members of the US National Guard arrive at the US Capitol on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Pentagon is deploying as many as 15,000 National Guard troops to protect Biden's inauguration on January 20, amid fears of new violence. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP

Troops on Washington streets to begin carrying arms

WASHINGTON, Jan 13, 2021 (AFP) - National Guard troops deployed on the streets of Washington began carrying weapons late Tuesday in a major change of posture ahead of Joe Biden's
Joko Widodo
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C) receiving the country's first Covid-19 vaccine jab at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, kicking off a mass innoculation drive in a bid to control soaring case rates. HANDOUT / Indonesia's Presidential Palace / AFP

Indonesia leader gets nation’s 1st Covid jab

JAKARTA, Jan 13, 2021 (AFP) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo received the country's first Covid-19 jab Wednesday, as the sprawling archipelago of nearly 270 million kicked off a mass vaccination
Joe Biden
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks after receiving the second course of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on January 11, 2021 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, administered by Chief Nurse Executive Ric Cuming. JIM WATSON / AFP

Biden inauguration: worries as Homeland Security chief quits

WASHINGTON, Jan 12, 2021 (AFP) - US Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced his resignation unexpectedly Monday as worries rose over more violence during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next