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COVID 19: First consignment of 600,000 vaccine doses exhausted

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Almost all 600,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine received from the COVAX facility have been distributed in the first phase of the vaccination...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

E-certificate for COVID-19 vaccination useful instrument – WHO

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Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the use of e-certificate for COVID-19 vaccination is a "potentially very useful instrument,"...
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New cluster of European nations hit pause on AstraZeneca vaccine

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France Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Cyprus are the latest cluster of European countries to join the growing ranks of their peers suspending the use...
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White House confirms having reached out to DPRK

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The White House has confirmed that the administration of President Joe Biden recently reached out to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) but...

Mark Asari calls on ‘Jesus’ in new music video

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Mark Asari returns with a brand new video for his new single titled ‘Jesus’. ‘Jesus’ is available on all digital streaming platforms. The Dego Visionz...
Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC)

COPEC kicks against new taxes on fuel products in Ghana

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The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has urged Parliament to kick against government's plans to introduce Sanitation and Pollution Levy, which will charge 10...
Bawa Fuseini

GOC Election: Bawa Fuseini expresses disappointment after Election defeat

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Mr. Bawa Fuseini President of Ghana Triathlon Federation, is disappointed after losing the Deputy General Secretary position in the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Elections,...
population dynamics

Ghana must link the budget with population dynamics – NPC

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Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah, the Executive Director of the National Population Council (NPC), has called for the need to link the annual budget with...

“The One” album will win Ghana its first Grammys – Jupitar

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Ghanaian Dancehall and Reggae artiste Jupitar is hopeful that his recently released album “The One” will bring Grammys honours to Ghana in the near...
Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah

AMA Chief Executive urges residents to take COVID-19 vaccine

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Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has encouraged residents of Accra to take active interest in the covid-19 vaccination exercise to...
Inflation

German wholesale price inflation strongest since late 2018

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dpa-AFX/GNA - German wholesale price inflation reached its strongest level since late 2018, Destatis reported Monday. Wholesale prices advanced 2.3 per cent year-on-year in...
Protesters gather during the Women's March 4 Justice in Melbourne, Monday, March 15, 2021. Marches are being held around the country to raise awareness of sexual harassment against women in government and workplaces. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING

Thousands protest gender discrimination and violence across Australia

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dpa/GNA - Thousands of women and allies took to the streets across Australia on Sunday and Monday to protest gender discrimination and violence . The...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaking during the National Remembrance Service for the 2019 Christchurch Mosques terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, at Christchurch Arena, Saturday, March 13, 2021(AAP Image/Martin Hunter) NO ARCHIVING

Peace bell rings to commemorate New Zealand mosque attacks

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dpa/GNA - The World Peace Bell in New Zealand tolled on Monday as the country remembered the victims of the 2019 Christchurch mosque...
FILED - Smoke raise from a site targeted by multiple airstrikes, allegedly carried out by Syrian government forces in the town of Taqad, in the western Aleppo countryside. Photo: Juma Mohammad/IMAGESLIVE via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Lasting scars for Syrian accused of graffiti that sparked uprising

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dpa/GNA - Ten years ago, Bashir Abazied, who was only 15 years old, was accused by the Syrian intelligence service of spraying graffiti...
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

No spectators allowed at Tokyo Olympic torch relay start

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dpa/GNA – Spectators have been barred from the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay to be held later this month due...
COVID-19

India logs worst daily spike in coronavirus cases

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dpa/GNA - India recorded 26,291 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its highest single-day spike this year, taking the total caseload to 11,385,339, according...
AstraZeneca vaccinations

AstraZeneca says no evidence of clot risk as more vaccinations halted

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dpa/GNA - AstraZeneca said on Sunday there is "no evidence" its Covid-19 vaccine increases the risk of blood clots, as Ireland joined a...
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Johnson to discuss violence against women with Met chief amid uproar

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PA Media/dpa/GNA - Boris Johnson will discuss ways to protect women and girls from violence with the head of the Metropolitan Police amid...
Twitter

Twitter glitch sees users mentioning ‘Memphis’ temporarily limited

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dpa/GNA - Twitter on Sunday apologized after users who used the word "Memphis" were "temporarily limited." "A number of accounts that Tweeted the word...
15 March 2021, Netherlands, Eindhoven: A voter casts his ballot at a polling station during the 2021 Dutch general election. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the parliamentary elections will take place over a total of three days for the first time. Photo: Rob Engelaar/ANP/dpa

Historic three-day election opens during lockdown in Netherlands

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dpa/GNA - Polls opened in the Netherlands on Monday for the country's first-ever vote spread out over three days, a scheme designed to...

Judge sends ex Bolivian president Anez into custody for four months

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dpa/GNA - A judge sent Bolivia's former interim president Jeanine Anez and two members of her cabinet into preventative detention for four months,...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

United States is world’s top arms supplier and Saudi Arabia top importer

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dpa/GNA – More than a third of the global arms sold worldwide during the past five years originated in the United States,...
Police clash with demonstrators during a protest against coronavirus restrictions in The Hague [Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters]

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters day before election

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dpa/GNA - An anti-lockdown demonstration in The Hague turned violent on Sunday as police clashed with hundreds of protesters the day before the...
15 March 2021, China, Beijing: A general view of Zizhuyuan street in the Haidian district while the sky turned yellow and the visibility was insufficient in the morning due to a sandstorm. Photo: Zhao Yadan/SIPA Asia via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Northern China hit by strongest sandstorm in a decade

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dpa/GNA - The strongest sandstorm in ten years has swept across northern China on Monday. The authorities in Beijing issued a "yellow alert"...

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet to take up proposal to ban wearing of burqa

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dpa/GNA – Sri Lanka's Cabinet plans on Monday to take up a proposal by the public security minister to ban the wearing of...
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Pakistan imposes restrictions to control new wave of coronavirus

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dpa/GNA – Pakistan on Monday put virus hotspots in densely populated cities under lockdown as the country battles a third wave of the...
people of Myanmar

UN envoy calls for international solidarity with people of Myanmar

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dpa/GNA - The UN special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, has called for international solidarity with protesters in Myanmar and described her dismay...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Memorial for 30,000 people who died of Covid-19 in New York

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dpa/GNA - The city of New York held a virtual memorial Sunday for the more than 30,000 people who have died of Covid-19...
AstraZeneca vaccinations

Italian region, Ireland latest in Europe to halt AstraZeneca rollout

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dpa/GNA - Officials in Ireland and a region of Italy have become the latest in Europe to halt AstraZeneca vaccinations following reports of...
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Ernesto Yeboah, Convener of Economic Fighters League discharged

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Ernesto Yeboah, the Convener of Economic Fighters League, accused of leading a protest without notifying the police, has been discharged by an Accra Circuit...