Massimiliano Fedriga of Italy's populist Five Star Movement was struck ill with chickenpox earlier this week.
Speaking in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack, the New Zealand Prime Minister said the country needs to "weed (racism) out where it exists and make sure that we never create an environment where it can flourish".
The US President has met his Brazilian counterpart and promised to support Brazil's ambitions for closer trade ties and a greater role on the world stage.
Staff at the D'Bone Collector Museum in the Philippines made the gruesome discovery of the dead whale at a beach in Compostela Valley.
The devastating cyclone may have killed 1,000 people in Mozambique alone. There have also been widespread fatalities in neighbouring Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Social media platforms have scrambled to remove uploaded and re-uploaded footage of the Christchurch attack, drawing renewed attention to their role in distributing extremist material.
After the worst mass shooting in its history, New Zealand politicians are vowing to change legislation around the availability of semiautomatic weapons.
Tens of thousands of students across the world are taking part in #schoolstrike4climate, a mass protest movement aimed at forcing politicians into action on climate change.
The marquee names joined Lionel Messi, Neymar and Conor McGregor in the top five of ESPN's World Fame 100, but the list saw only three women rank in the top hundred.
After Theresa May’s first Brexit deal was voted down in January, the British Prime Minister has again seen her deal rejected by the House of Commons, pushing the UK closer to ‘no deal’.