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Legon Cities Football Club

Legon Cities playmaker confident of survival after beating Aduana

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Legon Cities playmaker Jonah Attuquaye is elated with their latest win against Aduana Stars and says their win is a boost to...
Schools Closed

Pakistan keeps most schools shut as case numbers rise among children

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(dpa) – Pakistani authorities announced on Tuesday that most schools would remain closed for another three weeks as thousands of children were infected with...
Health workers line up in front of booths at the newly opened Covid-19 vaccination centre in the SSE Arena of Belfast. Photo: Liam Mcburney/PA Wire/dpa

German metal workers to get across-the-board bonus and one-off payments

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dpa/GNA - Germany's main metal workers' union struck a deal with business leaders early Tuesday guaranteeing a one-off across-the-board pandemic payment and recurring...
flight attendant

Vietnam flight attendant who broke Covid rules gets 2-year jail term

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dpa/GNA – A flight attendant who broke Covid-19 quarantine restrictions in November and spread the virus to close contacts received a two-year suspended...
Romania

Protests held in Romania against coronavirus restrictions

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dpa/GNA - Thousands of people demonstrated in Romania on Monday evening against the precautionary measures that have been ordered to halt the spread...
Coronavirus Variant Illustration Of V

Coronavirus situation on Mallorca relaxed after influx of tourists

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dpa/GNA - Coronavirus numbers on the Spanish resort island of Mallorca and the other Balearic islands remain relatively low for the time being...
Covid Vaccines

BioNTech to present first annual results since vaccine approval

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dpa/GNA - BioNTech, the Mainz-headquartered pharmaceutical company that developed a coronavirus vaccine alongside US giant Pfizer, is expected to present its first annual...
Near the scene of the killings in Celaya, Mexico, on Thursday night.Credit...EPA, via Shutterstock

Immigrant dies at hands of police officers in Mexican resort town

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dpa/GNA - An immigrant from El Salvador has died at the hands of four police officers on Mexico's Caribbean coast in an action...
arrested

Mafioso arrested in the Caribbean with the help of cooking videos

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dpa/GNA - Italian police have tracked down a wanted 'Ndrangheta mafioso in the Caribbean with the help of his cooking videos uploaded to...
dpatop - June 17, 2020, SaO Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil: S÷O PAULO, BRASIL - 17 DE JUNHO: A view of a wall with a graffiti depicting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and a figure representing the coronavirus in a tug of war against health workers with a phrase that reads in portuguese ''Which side of the rope are you on?'' amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on June 17, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Credit Image: © Cris Faga/ZUMA Wire Photo: Cris Faga/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Brazilian defence minister quits as government comes under pressure

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dpa/GNA - Brazilian Defence Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva resigned unexpectedly, according to media reports on Monday as the government of right-wing populist leader...
Myanmar gripped by general strike

Death toll in Myanmar’s anti-coup protests top 500 – monitors

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dpa/GNA - The number of pro-democracy protesters killed since Myanmar's February 1 military coup has passed 500, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The...
World leaders

World leaders urge global treaty to prevent and fight pandemics

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dpa/GNA - Leaders from 20 countries have called for a global treaty to prevent and fight future pandemics. In an appeal published in several...
Islamic State (IS or ISIS)

Islamic State ‘remains a threat’ – US envoy

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dpa/GNA - The extremist militia organization Islamic State (IS or ISIS) "remains a threat," a US envoy has warned. The terrorist group continues to...
Photo taken on March 7, 2021 shows a container terminal of Lianyungang Port, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Photo by Wang Jianmin/People's Daily Online)

Malaysia’s exports spike on the back of pandemic-related demand

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dpa/GNA - Malaysia's exports grew by 17.6 per cent year-on-year in February, due to continuing demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions. Electrical...
Wpid Money Growth

Vietnam’s first-quarter economic growth reaches 4.5 percent

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dpa/GNA - Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.48 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same period...
29 March 2021, United Kingdom, London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a press conference on COVID-19 pandemic from the new Downing Street Briefing Room. Photo: Hollie Adams/PA Wire/dpa

England eases Covid-19 contact restrictions and allows sports to resume

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dpa/GNA - England has further eased its coronavirus contact restrictions to allow for larger outdoor meet-ups and team sports. As part of Prime Minister...
Sinovac vaccine

As cases surge, Philippines ramps up vaccine drive courtesy of China

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dpa/GNA - The Philippines expects to ramp up its vaccination drive with the arrival Monday of the first batch of government-purchased doses as...
Vatican

Vatican punishes two bishops for negligence in combatting sex abuse

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dpa/GNA - The Vatican has punished two Polish bishops for negligence in combatting sex abuse against minors within their dioceses, twin statements from...
Protesters clash with security forces during a protest against the military coup and the detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar. Photo: Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Thailand braces for influx of Myanmar refugees following crackdown

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dpa/GNA - Thailand is preparing for a surge in refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, where a brutal military crackdown has resulted in the deaths...
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

Watchdog urges Qatar to end ‘discriminatory’ male guardianship rules

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dpa/GNA - Qatar's male guardianship rules are limiting women's ability to make key decisions on basic rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on...
29 March 2021, Indonesia, Indramayu: Smokes cover the sky after a fire in an oil refinery in Indonesia's West Java province. The fire broke out just after midnight during a thunderstorm, injuring 20 people and prompting the evacuation of nearly 1,000 residents. Photo: Donal Husni/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Huge fire engulfs Indonesian oil refinery, 20 injured

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dpa/GNA - A fire broke out at an oil refinery in Indonesia's West Java province on Monday, injuring 20 people and prompting the...
ISIS

Indonesian police: Weekend church suicide bombers were married couple

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dpa/GNA - The people who carried out a suicide attack outside a church in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province at the weekend were a...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghans horrified after attacks leave pregnant women dead

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dpa/GNA – The deaths of two pregnant women in separate attacks in two Afghan provinces prompted many Afghans and human rights activists to...
FILED - The logo of the human rights organization Amnesty International is pictured in Berlin. Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

UN rights investigator Agnes Callamard new head of Amnesty

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dpa/GNA - United Nations rights investigator Agnes Callamard has been appointed the new chief of Amnesty International. Callamard will be secretary general of the...
Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 29, 2021. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Australian premier reshuffles cabinet after series of scandals

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dpa/GNA - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a cabinet reshuffle on Monday after a series of scandals that have dented his approval...
sanctions

US sanctions may force civilian nuclear power plant offline – Iran

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dpa/GNA - US banking restrictions could force Iran to shut down operations at the Bushehr civilian nuclear power plant, a top energy officials...
27 March 2021, Egypt, Suez: A general view of "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation which is currently stuck in the Suez canal, during a tugging attempt to re-float it. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced that nearly 17,000 cubic meters of sand have been dredged around the ship after navigation through the Suez Canal has been temporarily suspended until the full refloating of the Panamanian massive cargo vessel which ran aground on Tuesday in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on the route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Fadell Dawod/dpa

Dutch salvage firm says more work to be done on Suez container ship

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dpa/GNA - A Dutch salvage company that has been brought in to dislodge the large container ship in the Suez Canal cautions that...
A ship sails along the waterway of the Suez Canal after the resumption of the navigation traffic following the partial refloating of the "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) reported that eight tugboats are trying to shift the Panamanian supertanker after it ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Ahmed Shaker/dpa

Hope rises for Suez reopening after massive ship partially refloated

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dpa/GNA - A container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week was partially refloated on Monday, raising hopes that...
ISIS

Fourteen injured in suspected suicide blast at Indonesian church

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dpa/GNA - A suspected suicide bombing that injured 14 people outside a church in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province on Sunday morning was carried...
27 March 2021, Egypt, Suez: A general view of "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation which is currently stuck in the Suez canal, during a tugging attempt to re-float it. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced that nearly 17,000 cubic meters of sand have been dredged around the ship after navigation through the Suez Canal has been temporarily suspended until the full refloating of the Panamanian massive cargo vessel which ran aground on Tuesday in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on the route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Fadell Dawod/dpa

Egypt races to free supertanker from banks of Suez as vessels reroute

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dpa/GNA – The pressure is mounting on Egypt to dislodge a massive container ship which has blocked the Suez Canal since Tuesday, as...