Forty years ago, Pope John Paul II was shot by a gunman in front of 15,000 pilgrims in St Peter’s Square.
- by Desmond O'Grady
Over the past decade Drew Weissman and Katalin Kariko have been working on a variety of vaccines. The pandemic accelerated the trials of their technology.
- by Harry de Quetteville
With COVID-19 cases and deaths decreasing, Italy is assessing loosening lockdown measures and plans to lift quarantine restrictions.
- by Sara Rossi
An injured minke whale calf that became stranded in London’s River Thames has been put down after its condition deteriorated and hopes for its survival faded.
- by Guy Faulconbridge and Hannah McKay
New research suggests Britain’s world-leading vaccine rollout slashes the risk of dying from COVID-19 by up to 97 per cent.
- by Bevan Shields
The discovery of a prehistoric human skull in a cave in Italy has disproved macabre theories that Neanderthals indulged in ritual cannibalism – instead pointing to the prospect that they were eaten by giant hyenas.
- by Nick Squires
“With the spread of inclusive writing, the English language - already quasi-hegemonic across the world - would certainly and perhaps forever defeat the French language.”
- by Rebecca Rosman
The Commission launched legal action against AstraZeneca for not respecting its contract for the supply of vaccines and for not having a plan to ensure timely deliveries.
- by Sybille de La Hamaide
Sadiq Khan has been re-elected London mayor as had been widely expected, providing some joy to the opposition Labour Party which has suffered a series of disappointing results in other local elections.
- by Michael Holden
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is on course to win 64 seats but needed 65 for a SNP majority and a strong case for a new referendum.
- by Bevan Shields
Shaiz Javaid felt abandoned by Australia when borders closed. He is among thousands making up a record surge of university enrolments in Britain.
- by Latika Bourke