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Italy to reopen new Genoa bridge two years after fatal tragedy

Almost two years since Italy's Genoa bridge collapsed, killing 43 people, a new structure opens in its place on Monday. On August 14, 2018, the Morandi motorway bridge, named after the engineer who designed it, gave way during heavy rain,...

TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese...

Mexico surpasses the UK for coronavirus deaths amid surge in cases

Mexico now has the third highest death toll from coronavirus in the world, after it reported 688 new deaths, overtaking the UK’s count. On Friday Mexican health authorities reported a new national record for COVID-19 infections, with 8,458 new cases...

‘Rotten meat’ in Jordan kills boy and poisons 800

A child has died and more than 800 people have been taken to hospital after falling ill with food poisoning after eating at a restaurant outside Jordan's capital, Amman, reports say. The restaurant had been offering cut-price shawarmas, the rotisserie...

Pilgrims arrive for first day of Hajj with COVID-19 restrictions

Hajj pilgrims, wearing face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday. This year worshippers walked apart instead of praying shoulder-to-shoulder as the coronavirus pandemic reshapes the holy...

Coronavirus: Trump sticks by discredited hydroxychloroquine

US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials. He said the malaria medication was only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he had recommended its use. His remarks...

Coronavirus: Largest test of experimental COVID-19 vaccine begins in US

The final-stage testing of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American bio-tech company Moderna began on Monday across the US. Thirty-thousand people are taking part in various locations, as they are given either...

Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting after Covid post

Twitter has banned the US president's eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. The punishment followed a post by Donald Trump Jr containing a video discussing the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine. Some, including President Trump, have suggested the drug works as a...

UK imposes 14-day quarantine on travelers from Spain

The UK government has defended its decision to impose a 14-day quarantine on everyone arriving from Spain, after the Spanish PM called it "unjust". "We respectfully disagree with the Spanish government's position on this," said government minister Simon Clarke. He added...

Najib Razak: Malaysian ex-PM guilty in 1MDB corruption trial

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in the first of several multi-million dollar corruption trials. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of...

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President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for Nsukwao Basin Drainage project

President Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the Nsukwao Basin Drainage Project, in Koforidua,...

President Akufo-Addo visits 1D1F facility in Akropong

President Akufo-Addo has visited Akro Farms Ltd., a 1-District 1-Factory (1D1F) initiative at Apasare, in Akwapim North. The company, which produces fresh and healthy table...

President Akufo-Addo calls for unity and patriotism from Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to continue to uphold the tenets of patriotism that formed the foundation of the founding fathers of the nation...

Significance Of Founders’ Day

NEWS COMMENTARY ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FOUNDERS' DAY Founders Day forms a significance occasion in this country. In the first place, it shows the contributions...

Tweneboa Kodua SHS students threaten to boycott 2020 WASSCE over strict invigilation

Final year students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region yesterday (Monday August 3,2020) threatened to boycott the...