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Somali forces destroy al-Shabab compounds

Somalia confirmed on Saturday it conducted two airstrikes in partnership with U.S. forces which destroyed both targeted al-Shabab compounds in the southern region. ...
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Ethiopia and China hold official celebration of golden jubilee of establishment of diplomatic ties

Ethiopia and China held an official celebration on the golden jubilee anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties, the Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing disclosed on...
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Germany’s coronavirus cases, deaths well down on New Year’s Day

dpa/GNA - On the first day of the new year, German health authorities reported 12,690 new coronavirus infections and 336 new deaths linked...

Venezuela to implement seven-day hard lockdown to slow coronavirus

dpa/GNA - Venezuela will implement a week of hard lockdown starting on Monday to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus, Vice...
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BioNTech boss hopes to have boosted production plan by late January

dpa/GNA - Ugur Sahin, co-founder and chief executive of German vaccine developer BioNTech, is hoping to have a plan in place by late...
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Masks mandatory in Sydney amid growing coronavirus cases

dpa/GNA - Australia's most populous city, Sydney, has made face masks mandatory in some indoor settings, amid a growing number of coronavirus cases,...
Employees of Hubei Ourselves Garment Co., Ltd., Qianjiang, Hubei province manufacture protective suits, March 25, 2020. The company can produce 8,000 protective suits per day which are exported to the U.S., Japan, South Korea and the European Union. Photo by Wu Yanjun/ People’s Daily Online

South Korea extends coronavirus restrictions around Seoul

dpa/GNA - With the coronavirus pandemic resurging in and around South Korea's capital, authorities on Saturday decided to maintain current restrictions on public...
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United States surpasses 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases

dpa/GNA - The United States tallied a grim number on the first day of 2021, with the number of confirmed coronavirus cases since...

DZ Bank: Germans’ financial assets at record high of over 7 trillion

dpa/GNA - People in Germany saved like mad during 2020 and are therefore richer than ever before, according to calculations by DZ Bank,...
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Poland angry at report celebrities got first shot at vaccines

dpa/GNA - An attempt at raising awareness about the benefits of getting vaccinated against Covid-19 might backfire for a Warsaw medical school after...
People walk down 42nd Street after curfew in New York City, the United States, June 1, 2020. New York City was put under a curfew on Monday night to curb violent protests following the death of black man George Floyd, according to a joint statement by Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

NYPD ends 2020 with 97 percent jump in shootings, a 16-year high

tca/dpa/GNA - New York City endured a 2020 crime surge straight out of hell: a 97 per cent jump in shootings and a...

US State Department adds Cuban bank BFI to restricted list

dpa/GNA - The United States is expanding its sanctions against Cuba, the State Department announced on Friday. The Cuban bank Banco Financiero Internacional (BFI)...
NHS Ambulance staff outside the ExCel Center in London, Britain in, 29 March 2020. The Excel Center is to be used as a makeshift hospital from next week. According to news reports the NHS is anticipating a Coronavirus 'tsunami' as the peak of infarction rates nears. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. EPA/WILL OLIVER

British medical associations warn hospital staff are close to burnout

dpa/GNA - An association of doctors in Britain on Friday warned that hospital staff are reaching their limits as the numbers of patients...

US authorities suspend search for missing boat with 20 on board

dpa/GNA - Rescuers have suspended their search for a boat with about 20 occupants, which had gone missing in the Atlantic Ocean off...
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 2: Recycled plastic bottles are seen at the San Francisco Recycling Center March 2, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages, more than doubling over the last decade. Only about 12 percent of plastic bottles, mostly water, were recycled in 2003, according to industry consultant R.W. Beck, Inc. Since most bottled water is consumed away from home where recycling isn't an option, an estimated 40 million bottles a day go into the trash or become litter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sale of single-use plastic banned in Mexico City

dpa/GNA - A ban on the sale of single-use plastic in Mexico City came into force on New Year's Day. "The marketing, distribution and...

Climate change hurts Central American coffee farms, spurs migration

tca/dpa/GNA - Harvest season had just begun in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and the coffee plants stood ripe and ready. But there was no one working...

Turkey bans entry from UK after finding first cases of virus strain

dpa/GNA - Turkey announced a temporary ban on all entries from Britain after it found the first cases of a new strain...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

With Brexit complete, Britain and the EU begin new era of relations

dpa/GNA - Four-and-a-half years after a British referendum on membership in the European Union, Brexit is finally reality after Britain left the single...
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26 dead after Saint Nicholas celebration in Belgian care home

dpa/GNA - At least 26 people in a Belgian residential care home have died as a result of a coronavirus infection following...
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Serbia puts Balkan Stream pipeline into operation

dpa/GNA - Serbia put the new Balkan Stream pipeline into operation on Friday, with President Aleksandar Vucic taking part in the launch ceremony, according...

Rescue group Open Arms reports saving dozens off of Libyan coast

dpa/GNA - About 170 migrants were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by the Spanish rescue group Open Arms this week, the group announced...

US Senate overrides Trump’s veto of major national security bill

dpa/GNA - The US Senate voted on Friday to override US President Donald Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a...

Thousands defy Covid rules in France with New Year’s Eve parties

dpa/GNA - Illegal parties marking the turn of the year attracted thousands of people in France despite coronavirus restrictions banning such get-togethers, local...

Economists: German property prices to keep rising, albeit slowly

dpa/GNA - After an unbroken real estate boom even during the coronavirus pandemic, economists expect somewhat less pressure on prices in Germany in the...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

Pandemic doesn’t stop Romans from jumping into cold Tiber River

dpa/GNA - The coronavirus pandemic changed the way many people celebrated the New Year's holiday, but in Rome, one tradition held on: taking...

Female babies top New Year deliveries in Upper East Region

Five public health facilities in the Upper East Region recorded 11 female babies out of 19 deliveries across five Districts in the Upper East...

Twenty-five New Year babies born at Korle Bu

Twenty-five babies were born at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) on New Year day, comprising nine males and 16 females. The babies include a...

Eighteen New Year babies born at Ridge Hospital

Eighteen babies were born on New Year day at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) in Accra. The babies, ten boys and eight girls, were...

Nurse welcomes new babies in Bolgatanga

Ms Gifty Atampugbire, a Public Health Nurse at the Bolgatanga Municipal Health Directorate, has presented gifts to pre-term and new born babies at the...
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Inmates asked to take advantage of skills training in prisons

Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation (CCF), has advised inmates of the Awutu Camp Prison to take their skills...