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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

Death Toll From COVID-19 in Brazil Surpasses 500,000 – Minister

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The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Brazil has surpassed 500,000 people, Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said on Saturday. "The pandemic, which struck...
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Seventeen Killed as Bus Collides With Truck in Northern India

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A high-speed bus has collided with a forklift truck in northern India, leaving 17 people killed and another 20 injured, Hindustan Times reported. The accident...
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Nigerian government says victory against COVID-19 not yet in sight

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The Nigerian government on Thursday said no victory can be declared yet over the COVID-19 pandemic, urging the citizens to continue to observe all...
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UK Records Zero Daily COVID Deaths For First Time Since Pandemic Began

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The UK recorded zero daily COVID-19-related deaths for the first time since the early days of the pandemic in March 2020, the UK Department...
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More deaths on our roads – MTTD

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Superintendent of Police Alexander Obeng, Director of Education and Training, Motor Traffic and Transport Department, has called for sanity on the roads to reduce...
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Easter Region records 152 road accident deaths in first quarter of 2021

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A total of 152 persons died in the First Quarter of 2021 through road accidents in the Eastern Region, as compared to 80 deaths...
Workers refill medical oxygen cylinders at a charging station during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

India logs new global record in cases and deaths amid oxygen crisis

India on Friday logged over 332,730 new Covid-19 infections - once again the highest-ever daily infection count worldwide - as a major hospital in...
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8 dead and 22 injured in Ghanaian road accident

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At least eight people were killed and 22 injured in a road accident in Ghana's northern Savannah Region, police said on Friday. ...
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Ghana records over 12,000 cases of stroke annually – Association

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Stroke is the third leading cause of deaths, and about 30 per cent of cases recorded annually in the country result in deaths, Mr...
Pooling samples boosts Ghana’s COVID-19 testing

COVID-19: Ghana’s deaths hit 685, severe cases now 50

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Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 685 following the confirmation of six more deaths by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday. ...
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Senegal’s COVID-19 deaths exceed 800

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The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Senegal topped 800 with 13 additional death cases registered in the past 24 hours, the Senegalese...
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Ghana records 696 new COVID-19 infections, seven more deaths

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed 696 new cases of infection of the Coronavirus, raising the country’s active case count to 6,086. ...
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Ghana records more than 8, 000 deaths from cancer-related diseases

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Ghana has recorded 8, 037 deaths from cancer-related diseases in 2020, Dr. (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, the former Chairperson of the Ghana Cancer Board,...
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Rwanda closes schools in capital to curb COVID-19 spread

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Rwanda has decided to close schools operating in the capital city of Kigali from Monday to further contain the spread of COVID-19, especially in...
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Eastern region records 425 road accident deaths

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An overall of 425 lives got lost through road accidents in Eastern Region in 2020 as against 289 deaths recorded in 2019. ...
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Germany’s coronavirus cases, deaths well down on New Year’s Day

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dpa/GNA - On the first day of the new year, German health authorities reported 12,690 new coronavirus infections and 336 new deaths linked...
A mourner holds up a lit candle in Microsoft Square near the Staples Center to pay respects to Kobe Bryant after a helicopter crash killed the retired basketball star, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

2020 saw the deaths of the first James Bond and Egypt’s last pharaoh

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dpa/GNA - In a year where death became far too common thanks to a new disease which seemed to strike across lines of...
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Almost one in four Americans describe 2020 as “awful” – survey

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When Americans were asked to describe the year 2020 in a single word in a recent survey, nearly one in four of them used...
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Hong Kong reports 71 new coronavirus cases, two deaths

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Hong Kong health authorities reported 71 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, including 61 locally transmitted infections, as well as an additional 50...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2.5 mln as AU urges rapid testing to manage...

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent reached 2,508,815 as of Monday as the death toll due to the pandemic climbed...
IOM Urgent Shift Needed in Approach

IOM, UNHCR Saddened at Deaths of Refugees and Migrants in Shipwreck off Venezuela Coast

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Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are deeply distressed by the death or disappearance at sea...
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OccupyGhana® Demand Investigations Into Electoral Violence And Deaths

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OccupyGhana® congratulates Ghanaians on the successful completion of an historic eighth straight round of general elections under the Fourth Republican Constitution. However, we are gravely...
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Ghana records more than 2000 road accident deaths

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Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah, the Director-General of National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), on Thursday said Ghana recorded about 2,080 road accident deaths and 12,380 injuries...
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Nigerian central state denies reports of deaths over “strange disease”

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A central state of Nigeria denied on Wednesday media reports that about 50 people have recently died of a "strange illness" in parts of...
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Gambian Truth Commission to hold hearings on deaths of 44 Ghanaians

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The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) is to look into how at least 56 West African nationals, including 44 Ghanaians, died in...
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Ghana records 1,585 road crash deaths in eight months

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Ghana has in eight months recorded 9,205 road crashes, involving 15,459 vehicles, resulting in 1,585 deaths, says Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah, Director-General, National Road Safety...
Covid-19

Tunisia reports 528 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

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Tunisian health ministry on Monday night reported 528 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths, raising the total number of infections to 11,260...
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COVID-19: Ghana records two more deaths

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday recorded two more deaths from the COVID-19 infection, bringing the current death toll to 285. ...
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Seven more deaths reported in California North Complex Fire

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Seven more people have died in the North Complex Fire in California's Butte County, bringing the death toll to 10, while 16 people...
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U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 190,000 — Johns Hopkins University

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths surpassed 190,000 on Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With the national...