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Biden inauguration: New president sworn in amid Trump snub (2021)

President Biden: "Democracy is fragile, and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed"



Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, ending one of the most dramatic political transitions in American history.

"Democracy has prevailed," he said after taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts.

Read more: Biden inauguration: New president sworn in amid Trump snub (2021)

Lee Jae Yong: Samsung heir gets prison term for bribery scandal (2021)

JY Lee stepping out of a car



Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea.

The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country's former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for bribery and corruption.

Read more: Lee Jae Yong: Samsung heir gets prison term for bribery scandal (2021)

Covid: Australian Open player tests positive as event controversy grows (2021)

Australian Open organisers say the tournament will go ahead despite the coronavirus disruption



An Australian Open tennis player has tested positive for Covid-19 amid controversy over cases tied to the event.

At least nine infected people are in quarantine in Melbourne, officials say.

Read more: Covid: Australian Open player tests positive as event controversy grows (2021)

Indonesia earthquake: Dozens dead as search for survivors continues (2021)


Rescuers pull a woman from the rubble after the 6.2 magnitude earthquake



A powerful earthquake has rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 42 people, with more feared dead as rescuers search for survivors.

The 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck on Friday morning, just hours after an earlier, smaller tremor.

Read more: Indonesia earthquake: Dozens dead as search for survivors continues (2021)



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