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Germany congratulates Israel on ‘historic’ mending of UAE ties

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday congratulated his Israeli counterpart on the “historic step” taken by Israel and the UAE to establish full...

Madagascar herbal fails to halt Covid-19 spike in the country as hospitals struggle to cope with cases

Madagascar's herbal drug 'COVID Organics (COV),' which the country's leaders said cures and prevent coronavirus has reportedly failed to halt Covid-19 spike with hospitals...

Queen Elizabeth approves posthumous top WWII honour for Australian teenager

Queen Elizabeth II has agreed to recognise a teenage sailor who went down with his ship firing on attacking planes in World War II,...

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 2.3m as deaths surge past 46,000 mark

The number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 2,329,638 on Wednesday as the deaths crossed the 46,000 mark, reaching 46,091, said the data...

Australia’s coronavirus deaths hit record high

Australia’s daily COVID-19-related death toll hit a new record high on Wednesday with 21 fatalities in the past 24 hours all reported in the...

Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine...

State of emergency for COVID-19 in Vanuatu to remain until end of 2020

Vanuatu’s State of Emergency for COVID-19 will remain in place until Dec. 31 this year and may be extended if the situation warrants an...

Italy extends coronavirus restrictions, allows cruise ships to sail

The Italian government has extended measures intended to stop the spread of coronavirus until Sept. 7, according to a decree issued by Prime Minister...

South Korea’s heavy rain leaves 13 dead, 13 missing for 4 days

Heavy rain South Korea, which lasted for four straight days, has left 13 people dead and 13 others missing as of Tuesday, according to...

Algeria to reopen mosques for public – President

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune late on Monday announced that his country “is reviewing the possibility to reopen mosques for the public,’’ the official APS...

Court blocks Trump’s policy barring poor immigrants

A U.S. Federal Court has pulled the brakes on President Donald Trump’s “public charge” policy that seeks to bar poor immigrants from living in...

U.S. evacuates over 100,000 citizens from 136 countries

The U.S. Government says it has evacuated no fewer than 100,000 Americans stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Secretary of State, Mr Michael...

Sudanese PM appoints 18 civilian state governors

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday appointed 18 civilian governors for the states, including two women for the first time. “Appointment of civilian governors...

China state media blasts Houston consulate shutdown as Trump election gambit

The move by the United States government to shut down China’s consulate in Houston is an attempt to blame Beijing for American failures ahead...

EU leaders strike deal on historic coronavirus stimulus package

The 27 leaders of the European Union have struck a deal on a historic multi-billion-euro economic recovery package to curb the damage caused by...

More than 240 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast: IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said, on Monday, that more than 240 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past...

American congressman John Lewis dies at 80 after battling pancreatic cancer

Congressman John Lewis, a giant in the civil rights movement, died on Friday, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80. Speaker of...

United States blames Disney, Google, Microsoft and Apple for doing business with China

The United States administration has continued it's criticism of China, blasting companies like Disney, Google, Microsoft and Apple, for doing business with China while...

Australia PM cancels parliament sitting amid Covid-19 spike

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has cancelled the next planned sitting of the federal parliament in Canberra due to the growing spread of COVID-19...

India tops a million coronavirus cases as pandemic hits villages

India on Friday became the third country in the world to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and...

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Anambra: PDP endorses Nwobu led-state working committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday upheld the elections of Sir Ndubisi Nwobu-led State Working Committee ...

Four killed in small plane crash in eastern DR Congo – Governor

A small plane has crashed in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all the four people on board, the governor...

WASSCE: School leaders in Ibadan express views

No fewer than two leaders of secondary schools in Oyo State have expressed concern about the conditions of classrooms in the schools for the...

Edo governorship election: INEC trains visually impaired on use of braille ballot guide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo, on Friday trained visually impaired persons on the use of braille ballot guide to vote in...

NGO trains journalists virtually on TB reportage

Breakthrough Action Nigeria (BAN), an NGO, has trained journalists virtually across the country on how to report tuberculosis (TB)-related diseases. The training, which featured journalists...
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