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Haiti swears-in new PM following assassination of President Moise two weeks ago

Ariel Henry has been sworn in as Haiti's new prime minister, nearly two weeks after the assassination of the country's President Jovenel Moïse. The late president asked Mr Henry to take the job, days before he was gunned down in...

Henan floods: 12 dead in Zhengzhou train and thousands evacuated in China

Twelve people have died after record-breaking rainfall flooded underground railway tunnels in China, leaving passengers trapped in rising waters. Video shared on social media shows evening commuters just managing to keep their heads above water. Water is seen rushing onto...

Jeff Bezos launches to space aboard rocket ship

Billionaire Jeff Bezos blasted into space on Tuesday, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard. He was accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old student. They...

Israeli firm’s spyware used to target journalists’ cell phones – reports

An Israeli company's spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world, according to an investigation by 17 media organizations published on Sunday. One of the...

Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people – Biden

US President Joe Biden has warned that the spread of Covid-19 misinformation on social media is "killing people". Mr Biden was responding to a question about the alleged role of "platforms like Facebook" in spreading falsehoods about vaccines and the...

Europe floods: Rescuers race to find survivors as hundreds remain missing

Rescue crews have been racing to find survivors of floods that have wreaked havoc across western Europe, killing more than 150 people. Hundreds are still missing after record rainfall triggered severe floods in Germany and Belgium. Heavy rains also hit Switzerland,...

Germany floods: At least 80 dead and hundreds unaccounted for

At least 80 people have died and hundreds more are unaccounted for in Germany after some of the worst flooding in decades. Record rainfall in western Europe caused rivers to burst their banks, devastating the region. Belgium has also reported...

Education Minister to serve on UN Advisory Group

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has been invited to be part of a High-Level Advisory Group for Mission 4.7. It is a new global initiative to put into practice the bold vision articulated by the Sustainable Development...

Cuba protests: Tax on food and medicine imports lifted

Cuba says it will allow travellers arriving in the country to bring in food, medicine and other essentials without paying import duties. The announcement was made following the biggest antigovernmental protests on the Communist-run island in decades. Thousands took to the...

Germany floods: At least 20 dead and dozens missing after record rain

At least 20 people have died and many more are missing following severe floods in western Germany, police say. The worst of the flooding has been in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, where buildings and cars have been...

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GRA witnesses GHc212 million shortfall in tax revenue in first half of 2021

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has collected GHc25.89 billion in tax revenue as against GHc26.1 billion targeted for the...

Sexually abused children can develop mental health disorder- Dr Ekremet

A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Peggy Ekremet, says sexually abused children can suffer diminished mental health. She...

Debate on LGBTQ+ issue still rages on

The Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr. Stephen Amoah, says the sovereignty of the country must be respected when it comes to its values,...

NDC to appeal Assin North High Court ruling

The Minority in Parliament is set to challenge the Cape Coast High Court in the Central Region ruling in respect to Assin North 2020...

Men’s Olympic football: Brazil through to quarter-finals in Tokyo but Germany go out

Defending champions Brazil eased through to the quarter-finals of the men's Olympic football, but 2016 silver medallists Germany are eliminated. Everton striker Richarlison scored two...