The UK has recorded another 1,348 coronavirus-related deaths and 33,552 cases, according to the latest government figures.
Public Health England (PHE) officials are resisting senior doctors' calls to halve the gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
Boris Johnson has spoken to the newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden in a Saturday evening phone call to Washington DC.
Tributes have poured in for the "legendary" US talk show host Larry King, who has died just weeks after contracting coronavirus.
The US and UK have condemned the "harsh tactics" used against protesters and journalists in Russia - as more than 2,500 people have reportedly been arrested at rallies in support of the jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny.
The UK has hit another milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, with the number of patients on a ventilator passing 4,000 for the first time.
A supermarket shopper has beaten odds of one in 302.5 million to win a billion dollars on the US Mega Millions lottery.
Scientists have cast doubt over claims the COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK is more deadly than the original virus.
Award-winning actor Kenneth Branagh is to play Boris Johnson in a new TV drama charting the country's COVID pandemic through the eyes of the prime minister.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct a five-year-old boy.