Find all of today's most important developments both at home and abroad in one place.
- Some 100 world leaders descend on New York next week in a partial return of the annual UN extravaganza despite Covid concerns, with progress sought on pressing global problems -- starting with the pandemic.
- Pandemic restrictions on travel into England and Scotland are to be eased, officials said Friday, replacing a complicated "traffic light" watchlist with a simpler regime for fully vaccinated arrivals.
- Exhausted nurses in the Philippines are struggling to care for patients as colleagues contract Covid-19 or quit a profession that was dangerously understaffed even before the pandemic.
- Six lions and three tigers at the National Zoo in Washington have tested positive for Covid-19 and are undergoing treatment after falling unwell, the zoo said Friday.
- Catwalk shows resumed at London Fashion Week on Friday, after previous editions of the landmark industry event were forced online by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Following 556 days of pandemic-inflicted cancellations and unconventional concerts, the New York Philharmonic opened its new season Friday, a "homecoming" for musicians limited to live streams, one-off and outdoor shows for more than a year.
- The Emmys honoring the best in television return Sunday for the first in-person ceremony since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Facebook posts shared hundreds of times purport to show a photo of crowds packed onto Sydney's Bondi Beach in September 2021. The city imposed strict lockdown measures to curb a spike in Covid-19 cases. However, the claim is false. The photo has circulated online since at least 2012.