The tallest volcano on the Indonesian island of Java has erupted, killing at least 13 people and sending huge clouds of ash into the air.
A marked rise has been seen in the number of children admitted to hospital in South Africa - the epicentre of the new coronavirus Omicron variant - but cases are "mild", a public health expert has said.
Rio has cancelled its world-famous New Year's Eve celebrations as the Omicron COVID variant spreads around the world.
The tallest volcano on the Indonesian island of Java has erupted, killing at least one person and sending huge clouds of ash into the air.
A handbook Ghislaine Maxwell gave to staff working at Jeffrey Epstein's house in Palm Beach has been shown to a jury - as a portable green massage table that belonged to Epstein was brought into the courtroom.
Strict new limits on Ireland's hospitality sector and home visits have been announced by the country's prime minister.
The International Space Station (ISS) was forced to swerve away from a fragment of a US launch vehicle on Friday, the Russian space agency has said.