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India: Baby dies after man ‘cuts pregnant wife’s belly’

Police in India say a pregnant woman whose belly was allegedly cut open with a sickle by her husband has given birth to a stillborn boy. The woman's family has alleged that the man attacked her because he wanted to...

Two dead as Cyclone lanos batters Greece

Two people have been confirmed dead and another is missing after a hurricane-like storm swept across Greece. Hundreds of people were trapped in flooded buildings as Cyclone Ianos, known as a "medicane" (Mediterranean hurricane), battered areas north of Athens. Prime Minister...

Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by America's Johns Hopkins University. More than 940,000 have died with Covid-19 since the outbreak began in China late last year. The US, India and...

Coronavirus testing: Simple test gives results in 90 minutes

A rapid test can accurately diagnose a coronavirus infection within 90 minutes without needing a specialist laboratory, say scientists. The study by Imperial College London showed the "lab-on-a-chip" gave comparable results to current tests. The device is already being used in...

Coronavirus vaccines: Oxfam says rich countries have bought up half of future supplies

More than half of the promised doses of coronavirus vaccines have already been snatched up by wealthy nations, Oxfam has claimed. The international charity says its study of deals already struck by drugs companies and producers, for the supply of...

Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

Barbados has announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind," the Caribbean island nation's government said. It aims to complete the process...

India’s coronavirus cases surge past five million

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in India has surpassed five million, officials say, the second-highest in the world after the US. The virus appears to be spreading much faster in India than any other country, with daily cases crossing...

Coronavirus: Trump denies downplaying severity of virus

US President Donald Trump has denied downplaying the seriousness of Covid-19, despite admitting in a recorded interview to having done that. At a televised event with voters, Mr Trump said he had "up-played" it. The claim contradicts comments Mr Trump made...

Boris Johnson to persuade lawmakers to vote over plan to break Brexit treaty

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to persuade rebellious lawmakers in his party to vote on Monday for a bill that would break international law by breaching parts of the Brexit divorce deal and that Brussels says will...

Yoshihide Suga picked by Japan’s governing party to succeed Shinzo Abe

Japan's governing party has elected Yoshihide Suga as its new leader to succeed Shinzo Abe, meaning he is almost certain to become the country's next prime minister. Last month Mr Abe announced his resignation for reasons of ill health. Mr Suga,...

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GPHA’s unity terminal 97% complete

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority’s (GPHA) new Unity Terminal under construction at Kpone in the Greater Accra Region,...

CPP to provide more social and economic opportunities for Ghanaians

As the birthday of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is marked today, the Flagbearer of the party he founded, Convention People’s Party...

Selection of schools into SHSs begins

The selection of schools into Senior High Schools (SHS) by the Junior High School candidates who just completed their Basic Education Certificate Exams begins...

John Mahama begins campaign tour of Bono Region

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer for 2020 elections, Former President John Dramani Mahama, on Monday began a four-day campaign tour of the Bono Region. Accompanied...

Physicians Assistants withdraw services

The Leadership of the Ghana Physicians Assistants Association says all Physician Assistants including interns are to withdraw their services at all Government and Christian...