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Netherlands joins neighbours in tightening coronavirus restrictions amid surge in cases

The Netherlands has introduced stricter measures to combat rising coronavirus cases, banning spectators at professional sports matches and ordering bars and restaurants to close at 10pm for the next three weeks. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said “we’re doing our...

Coronavirus: One million deaths is ‘mind-numbing’: UN chief

More than one million people have died from Covid-19. UN Secretary General António Guterres has called that number "mind-numbing", and has stressed the need for all nations to work together against the virus. "Responsible leadership matters, science matters, cooperation matters...

Chinese teacher sentenced to death for poisoning nursery children

A Chinese court has sentenced a nursery teacher to death for poisoning 25 children, one of whom died. Wang Yun was arrested last year after children at a kindergarten in Jiaozuo city were rushed to hospital after eating their morning...

Amnesty International to halt India operations

Amnesty International says it has been forced to halt its India operations due to "reprisals" from the government. The watchdog has also accused the government of indulging in a "witch-hunt of human rights organisations". Amnesty says its bank accounts have been...

Coronavirus: Two million deaths ‘very likely’ even with vaccine, WHO warns

The global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Dr Mike Ryan, the WHO's emergencies head, said the figure could be higher without concerted international action. Almost...

Ukraine military plane crash: Cadets among at 26 people killed

Twenty-six people, most of them air cadets, have been killed in a military plane crash in Ukraine, officials say. The aircraft, an Antonov-26, came down near the eastern city of Kharkiv. The plane was carrying 20 cadets and seven officers from...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state in US capitol

ustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died a week ago, has become the first woman in US history to lie in state at the US Capitol building in Washington DC. The liberal icon died from pancreatic cancer after 27 years on...

Kim Jong-un ‘apologises for killing of South Korean official’

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says. Mr Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the "disgraceful affair" should not have happened. South Korea...

President Akufo-Addo calls on UN, Member States to help restore normalcy to Mali

President Akufo-Addo has called on the United Nations and all member states to lend their support to efforts being made by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to restore normalcy to Mali. He said one immediate test confronting the...

Alexei Navalny: Russian activist discharged from Berlin hospital

Putin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning. The Charité Hospital said it was ending acute medical care because his condition had sufficiently improved. Mr Navalny posted a...

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President Akufo-Addo commissions 60-bed Tepa Hospital

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the sixty-bed Ahafo Ano Municipal Hospital, located in Tepa, in the...

All set for McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 2

All is set for the McDan entrepreneurship challenge season 2 (two). The much-awaited event, which gives lifetime business opportunity to more the one million potential...

President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for construction of Kumasi-Obuasi railway line

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for work to commence on the 83.5-kilometre standard gauge railway line...

NDC sues Electoral Commission over decision to reopen voters’ register

The National Democratic Commission (EC) has sued the Electoral Commission (EC), over its decision to re-open the Voters’ Register. According to the Party, it took...

Gabrielle Union: America’s Got Talent judge settles over show departure

Actress Gabrielle Union has reached "an amicable resolution" with US TV network NBC over her exit from America's Got Talent after one season as...