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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,...

Navid Afkari: Iran executes young wrestler despite global outcry

Iran has executed a wrestler accused of murder, state media report, defying international appeals for him to be spared. Navid Afkari, 27, was sentenced to death over the murder of a security guard during a wave of anti-government protests in...

Russian hackers target US election again

Hackers with ties to Russia, China and Iran are attempting to snoop on people and groups involved with the US 2020 presidential election, Microsoft says. The Russian hackers who breached the 2016 Democratic campaign are again involved, said the US...

UN Security Council demands end to attacks on schools worldwide

The Security Council has demanded a halt to attacks on schools, together with students and teachers in conflict zones around the world, in a presidential statement coinciding with the first International Day to Protect Education from Attack. The 15-member body...

France sets new daily record with almost 10,000 COVID-19 cases

France recorded nearly 10,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — its highest daily tally since the beginning of the pandemic. The national health agency, Santé Publique France, revealed on Thursday afternoon that 9,843 new COVID-19 infections had been confirmed over...

France plans tougher measures as cases surge

France is planning tougher measures to combat coronavirus after experiencing a record number of daily cases. The country registered 10,000 new cases in a 24-hour period, according to Thursday's figures. A key meeting between ministers and health experts to decide on...

UN denounces Kabul attack targeting Afghan Vice President

The United Nations has strongly condemned the attack, on Wednesday, in Kabul, targeting the official convoy of Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh. The Vice President survived the attack but dozens of civilian casualties – mostly bystanders – were reported...

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All set for rollout of Pensions Scheme for cocoa farmers

All is set for the rollout of the Pensions Scheme for cocoa farmers by the National Pensions Regularity Authority...

Today is World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day, a day that the WHO devotes to awareness creation on preventing cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, stroke and heart...

President Akufo-Addo continues Ashanti Region tour

On Day two of his tour of the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo is expected to visit a number of suburbs including Juaso and Konongo. He...

EC to reopen voters’ registration exercise on October 1

The EC says it is re-opening the Voters Register on Thursday, October, 1. The Commission says the exercise will give the opportunity to those who...

2020 AGRF held in Kigali

The 2020 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) has been held in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme, “Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban...