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U.S. Independence Day

U.S. Independence Day marred by COVID-19 in Southern California

by Julia Pierrepont III On July 4 last year, colorful fireworks sparkled over Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County, and along California's coastline, while this...

Trump delivers divisive message amid spike of coronavirus cases on Independence Day

U.S. President Donald Trump made an Independence Day speech from the White House on Saturday evening, self-praising his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

12 Iranian soccer players contract COVID-19

12 soccer players from two Iranian clubs of Esteghlal and Foolad have contracted novel coronavirus, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. According...
U.S. Independence Day

Florida, Texas report record daily surges in COVID-19 cases, much of U.S. scales back...

Two U.S. states of Florida and Texas reported new single-day records in new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and concerns about infection spikes in other...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa marks 100 days in COVID-19 lockdown amid rising caseload

South Africa on Saturday marked 100 days since the country went into a COVID-19 lockdown amid a rising national caseload. The country...

Juve dominate Torino, Lazio sink at Olimpico

Gianluigi Buffon marked his milestone on Saturday by helping Juventus claim the highly-anticipated Derby della Mole with a 4-1 home victory while Lazio's Scudetto...

Buffon becomes all-time Serie A appearances record holder

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made history in a 4-1 home victory over city rivals Torino on Saturday as he surpassed Paolo Maldini to become...

Farm murders surge in South Africa amid pandemic

South Africa has seen a sudden escalation of farm murders recently amid the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights organisation AfriForum said on Saturday. ...
Bayern Munich

Bayern thrash Leverkusen 4-2 in German Cup to complete domestic double

Robert Lewandowski's brace helped Bayern Munich to overpower Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the DFB Cup final to clinch their second piece of silverware of...

Ex-Brazil boss Luxemburgo tests positive for coronavirus

Palmeiras head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo is the latest football manager to test positive for the novel coronavirus. The 68-year-old former Real Madrid...
Kipsang storms to London Marathon win

Kenyan marathon star Kipsang banned four years for doping

Former world marathon record holder, Wilson Kipsang was carelessly ridding off into the sunset years of his career as a road runner before accusations...
Rosario Central

Former Argentina winger Gonzalez takes charge of Rosario Central

Former Valencia, Inter Milan and Argentina international winger Cristian Gonzalez officially took charge of Rosario Central on Saturday following the departure of Diego Cocca. ...

Ecuador defender Valencia leaves LDU Quito

Former Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia has parted ways with LDU Quito by mutual consent, the club said on Saturday. The 34-year-old...

No public activity, access to July 4 celebration in U.S. Houston

There is no public activity and access to the annual Houston Fourth of July celebration Saturday night as COVID-19 continues its rapid spread in...
Press secretary at the office of the Prime Minister Nigusu Tilahun (L), Ethiopia's Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele (C) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew attend a press conference in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, March 3, 2020. Ethiopia on Tuesday accused the United States of being "undiplomatic" in trying to resolve a row over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam but vowed to continue with ongoing talks. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Sudan irrigation ministry says standing differences over Ethiopia’s dam “limited”

Sudan's Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry on Saturday said the standing differences over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) remain limited. ...

Number of international students in Ireland expected to exceed 170,000 in 2020

The number of international students in Ireland is expected to reach 176,500 in 2020, according to a report released here on Saturday. ...
world economy

Portuguese PM says recovering economy to be “a long way”

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Saturday that the highest priority of his government at the moment is "to recover the economy" of Portugal,...

Egypt records 1,324 new COVID-19 cases, 74,035 in total

Egypt reported on Saturday 1,324 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases in the country to 74,035, said the Health Ministry. According...
Photo taken on Feb. 12, 2020 shows the National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, Libya. Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Tuesday said suspension of oil exports due to closure of oilfields and ports caused losses worth more than 1.3 billion U.S. dollars so far. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

UK voices concern over ongoing oil blockade in Libya

The British embassy in Libya on Saturday expressed concern about the ongoing oil blockade and foreign interference in Libyan oil fields. "The...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no...

Egypt court confirms 15-year imprisonment for activist on 2011 violence charges

Egypt's top Court of Cassation upheld on Saturday a previous court ruling that sentenced activist Ahmed Douma to 15 years in prison on charges...

Morocco reports 534 new COVID-19 cases, 13,822 in total

Morocco registered 534 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the tally of infections in the North African country to 13,822, the Ministry of...
Suez Canal

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues down to US$5.72 billion in FY 2019-2020

Egypt's Suez Canal revenues fell to 5.72 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year 2019-2020 from 5.75 billion dollars in the previous year, the...

Pay your arrears to remain connected – ECG to customers

Mr Benjamin Quarcoo, the Western Regional Public Relations Officer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has cautioned customers...
Covid Case

Western North Region records 25 new COVID-19 cases

The Western North Region has recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 127, with 82 recovered and discharged,...
Politics Assembly Meeting

Presiding Member calls for unity among members

Mr Stephen Saator Gbul, the Presiding Member for the Wa West District Assembly, has called for unity and oneness among Assembly Members to...
Voter Registration

Eastern Region making progress with voter registration

The Voter Registration Exercise in the Eastern Region is progressing smoothly with the observance of the covid-19 preventive protocols. A...
Ncce Schools

NCCE sensitize students in Bawku on COVID-19

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has taken its sensitization drive to three second cycle schools in the Bawku Municipal, Upper East Region,...

Election 2020: CDD Ghana launches the Manifesto Project

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has launched the Ghana Manifesto Project to enhance the development of manifestos and policies by political parties...
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Chicago, the United States, on May 30, 2020. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot imposed a curfew on the city on May 30. Chicago's precautions followed a chaotic and violent Saturday evening, when many businesses along the streets were looted, police cars overturned and some properties damaged. (Photo by Christopher Dilts/Xinhua)

Chicago cancels Independence Day celebrations to prevent spread of COVID-19

Chicago is a little quiet during this year's Independence Day holiday as the local government has cancelled the fireworks displays at Navy Pier and...