President Biden honored Mr. Powell, the nation's first Black national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state, calling him a great military leader and a man of overwhelming decency.
New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, eased coronavirus restrictions after it passed the target of fully vaccinating 80 percent of the eligible population, sending thousands of children back to in-person learning.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken praised Colin Powell as an 'extraordinary leader' and 'exceptional diplomat.' A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died of Covid-19 after battling cancer.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken delivers remarks following the death of Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, who died Monday of complications of Covid-19.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said restrictions would continue in the country's largest city for another two weeks. Auckland has been in lockdown since Aug. 17, after an outbreak of the Delta variant.
The Russian actress Yulia Peresild and the film director Klim Shipenko returned to Earth after spending 12 days aboard the International Space Station filming the first feature-length drama with scenes shot in space.
Nikolas Cruz, the accused gunman in the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., plans to plead guilty to 17 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder. On Friday, he pleaded guilty in a separate case related to his assault of a sheriff's deputy while in jail.
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