Kiev says Arkady Babchenko’s ‘death’ was an operation to foil a Russian assassination plot. Also: Donald Trump weighs in on the scandal surrounding the American actress Roseanne Barr following her racist tweets, and why a million bank staff in India have taken to the streets.
There is still no government in Italy three months after elections and a new poll might be on the cards. Also: the president of Zimbabwe has announced that new elections will be held in July, and a new report says Japanese hunters killed hundreds of whales last year.
A Harvard University study contradicts the official toll of 64. Researchers say a third of deaths after September's hurricane were due to delays in medical care caused by power cuts and broken roads. The Puerto Rico government said it 'always expected the number to be higher than what was previously reported'. Also: a Russian investigative journalist is shot dead at his home in Kiev, and New Zealand uses comedy to help teenagers struggling with mental health problems.
Prime Minister-designate Carlo Cottarelli has continued to try to create a government.
Libya's rival factions hold talks in Paris in effort to end civil war, South Africa facing growing demands to redistribute white-owned land to blacks, former chief of Pakistan's intelligence agency collaborates with Indian counterpart on a book, and Starbucks train their US staff to avoid racial bias.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella has asked an ex-IMF economist, Carlo Cottarelli, to form a government as the country faces fresh political turmoil. Also: EU proposes single-use plastics ban and Springboks name first black test captain.
President Sergio Mattarella asks ex-IMF economist to form government amid ongoing political turmoil.
Also, anger as Syria becomes head of global disarmament body, heroic 'Spiderman' rescuer Mamoudou Gassama to be made French citizen, calls for fresh investigation into 1968 murder of Bobby Kennedy, and BTS become first K-pop band to top US album charts.