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Rt Reverend Paa Solomon Grant Essilfie

COVID-19 calls for renewed commitment, Bishop Grant Essilfie

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The nation and the church must see the global pandemic as a call for renewed commitment to new teachings, intensified prayers and extended compassion...
Education Classroom Commissioning

MTN presents classroom block to Nhyiaeso community

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Education at Nhyiaeso, a farming community in the Asante-Akim North District, has received a boost, following the construction of a new classroom block by...
Trades Union Congress of Ghana (TUC-Ghana)

TUC wants government to revise low lump-sum benefits of pensioners

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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on government to immediately convene a stakeholders' forum to discuss and review upward the low lump-sum benefits...
Spanish Football

Colombia approves football restart

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Colombia's professional football competitions have been authorized to restart after more than five months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic. Health...
Matic goal

Athletic Club keeper gets debut Spain call and signs new contract

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Thursday was a good day for Athletic Club Bilbao's 23-year-old goalkeeper Unai Simon. Not only was it the second anniversary of his...
gambia

The Gambia reports 113 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

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The Ministry of Health of The Gambia reported on Thursday 113 new COVID-19 cases, which took the total confirmed cases to 2,401 in the...
The spokesperson of the mutineers, Col. Maj. Ismael Wague (C) speaks during a press conference in Kati, near Bamako, Mali, on Aug. 19, 2020. Mali's mutinous soldiers on Wednesday announced the creation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) to lead a political transition toward general elections following the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the dissolution of the National Assembly and the government. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Mali to reopen land, air borders after mutiny

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The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), a transitional governing body set up by mutinous Malian soldiers, informed Thursday night that...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Egypt reports 111 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since April 10

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Egypt reported on Thursday 111 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest daily cases since April 10, raising the total number registered in the country since...
Ireland

Ireland’s population estimated at 4.98 million by end of April

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Ireland's total population was estimated at 4.98 million as of the end of April 2020, up nearly 5 percent when compared with the April...
Covid Vaccine

EU concludes exploratory talks with CureVac to buy potential COVID-19 vaccine

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As the efforts of the European Union (EU) to secure supply of vaccines against the COVID-19 continue, the European Commission on Thursday announced it...
Biden

Hours before Biden accepting presidential nomination, Trump slams him in his hometown

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ripped Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for his polices on trade, energy and immigration in a searing speech...
Covid-19

Iraq’s COVID-19 cases cross 190,000 mark; Morocco re-tightens preventive measures amid surge of infections

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Iraq's total COVID-19 cases surpassed 190,000 on Thursday as the pandemic continued to rage. Meanwhile, Morocco reimposed strict preventive measures in major cities to...
Sddefault

France, Germany and UK do not support U.S. in seeking to reimpose sanctions on...

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France, Germany and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement on Thursday saying that they cannot support the United States in seeking to reimpose...
A man wearing a face mask looks at screens displaying the Ontario government's messages on COVID-19 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, on April 9, 2020. Canada could see 22,580 to 31,850 COVID-19 cases and 500 to 700 deaths by April 16, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Thursday. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

Canadian government unveils new financial assistance plan for economic recovery

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The Canadian government has announced a new financial assistance plan for Canadians to recover the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At a...
King Mohammed VI

Moroccan king warns of new lockdown amid spike in coronavirus infections

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Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Thursday warned that a new and harsher lockdown could be imposed if the country fails to halt the rapid...
Trump

Trump reiterates intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq but gave no detailed timeline. Speaking to...
drowning

Maltese army rescues 118 drowning migrants

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The Armed Forces of Malta rescued a group of 118 migrants, including 10 women, five children and a baby, after their boat was sinking...
accidents

5 confirmed dead in south Nigeria road accident

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Five people were confirmed dead and one injured following a road accident along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Nigeria's southern region on Thursday, said local...
jobless

Rise in U.S. weekly jobless claims casts shadow on labor market recovery

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The number of initial jobless claims in the United States rose back above the 1 million mark last week, casting shadow on the recovery...
Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike on an allegerd Hamas site in the south east of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, 17 November 2012. Israel has put 75,000 reservists on standby amid speculation of an impending ground invasion. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Strikes Hamas sites after rocket attack from Gaza – Israel

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Two rockets fired from Gaza fell near the Israeli security fence late on Thursday before Israel launched airstrikes on Hamas sites in the Palestinian...
Schools Closed

Concerns raised in France over school reopening as infections surge

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Despite stricter anti-coronavirus measures in recent weeks, France is witnessing higher infections and faster virus transmission, fuelling fears of a second epidemic wave and...
Several people walk through a shopping center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 11 June 2020. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, two of the most populous cities in Brazil and the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened their shopping centers on 11 June, the same day that the country will surpass 40,000 deaths from coronavirus and despite the fact that the peak of infections has not yet arrived. EPA/Sebastiao Moreira

Brazil jobless rate rises to 13.1 percent in July

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The unemployment rate in Brazil rose 0.7 percentage points in July compared to June to reach 13.1 percent, meaning some 12.3 million people are...
Tunisia

China donates new batch of medical aid to Tunisia

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China on Thursday donated a new batch of medical aid to Tunisia to help its fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese Embassy...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Oil prices slip amid demand concerns, weak U.S. data

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Oil prices sank on Thursday as market sentiment was dented by weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data and lingering demand worries. The West Texas...
Iran satellite

Iran launches military hardware, projects to mark Defense Industry Day

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Iran on Thursday celebrated the Defense Industry Day by launching a number of military hardware and projects. In a virtual ceremony attended...
Covid

Somalia focused on confronting COVID-19 pandemic

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Somalia, like the rest of the world, is focused on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, said the top UN envoy for the country on Thursday. ...
The handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry on June 16, 2020 shows Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attending a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not in the picture) in Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2020. The U.S. attempts to force Iran nuclear deal participants to renounce their obligations and to punish Tehran by illegitimate initiatives, including the arms embargo, have no prospects from the point of view of international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua) Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.

U.S. bid to trigger snapback mechanism “unlawful” – Iran

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday denounced the U.S. attempt to trigger snapback of UN sanctions on Iran as "unlawful." ...
dollar

U.S. dollar edges lower after disappointing jobless claims data

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The U.S. dollar decreased modestly in late trading on Thursday after data showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped back above...
Iraqi forces

U.S.-led coalition forces to pull out from Iraq in 3 years

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Iraq and the United States on Thursday announced that the U.S.-led coalition forces will withdraw from Iraq in three years, the official Iraqi News...
Coronavirus

Sweden to buy 6 million coronavirus vaccine doses from AstraZeneca

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Sweden will be able to offer vaccines to between 3 to 6 million citizens following a deal between the European Union (EU) and pharmaceutical...