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Belarus: Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, whose re-election in a disputed poll last month led to weeks of mass protests, has been inaugurated for a sixth term in an unannounced ceremony. State media said several hundred people attended the ceremony at the...

Covid-19: US death toll passes 200,000

The US coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). More than 6.8 million people are known to have been infected in the US, more than in any other country. The milestone comes amid an...

New UK Covid restrictions could last six months, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has announced new restrictions to try to stop the spread of coronavirus in England, which he said would probably stay in place for the next six months. They include shop staff having to wear face masks, weddings being...

Two to hang for Karachi garment factory inferno

A court in Karachi has sentenced two men to death for arson after finding them guilty of starting Pakistan's deadliest industrial fire, which killed some 260 people in 2012. The men were found to have set a garment factory ablaze...

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...

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Government spent over $1 million to evacuate 2,262 Ghanaians from Lebanon – Minister

The Government of Ghana spent $1,062,600 on evacuating 2,262 of its citizens stranded in Lebanon during the COVID-19 lockdown....

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 Ashanti Region. This hospital, initiated by...

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...