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World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP chief urges the rich to help hungry people

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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Thursday urged the rich to help the hungry. "We cannot...
Wpid Carlo Ancelotti

Vardy kicks off with brace, while Ancelotti gets the better of Mourinho

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A debut goal from recent signing Tommy Castange and two penalties from Jamie Vardy gave Leicester City a winning start to the season...
Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim avoid early exit, Stuttgart, Leverkusen advance in the German Cup

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Hoffenheim saw off courageous Chemnitzer FC 3-2 following a penalty shootout whereas Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen got the job done with more ease...

Zimbabweans feel the pinch as public transport fare doubles following fuel price hike

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by Tafara Mugwara Zimbabwe's sole public transport provider, the Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (Zupco), last Saturday hiked urban transport fares...
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Tanzania’s ruling party presidential candidate pledges to turn lakeside city into trading hub

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Tanzania's presidential candidate for the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), John Magufuli, on Monday pledged to turn the country's northwestern lakeside Mwanza city...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

Kenya’s declining COVID-19 cases raise hopes of flattening the curve

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The steady drop in the number of COVID-19 positive cases that have been witnessed in Kenya since the middle of August has raised hopes...
Libya

In Libya, EU’s Borrell pushes for peace talks

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Josep Borrel, the European Union's (EU) high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, has been encouraged to hear that his Libyan partners are...
United Nations General Assembly

Niger assumes presidency of UN Security Council for September

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Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, on Tuesday assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for September, when the 75th...
Photo taken on Feb. 19, 2020 shows the Pentagon seen from an airplane over Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Sunday the death of one of its contractors caused by the coronavirus, the first such fatality related to the U.S. military. The Crystal City, Virginia-based contractor who worked at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) died on Saturday, according to a release by the Pentagon. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Iran receives requests for purchase of air defense equipment – commander

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Some friendly countries have requested purchase of Iran-made air defense equipment, a senior Iranian air defense commander said here on Tuesday. ...
Thunder strikes

Latest Israeli strikes kill 11 in Syria – monitor

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A total of 11 people, mostly military personnel, were killed in the overnight Israeli missile strikes on the capital Damascus and Daraa province...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

EU to participate in COVAX initiative for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that her institution is ready to join the COVAX Facility, a pooled procurement...
Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways records 133 million USD loss in first six months

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Kenya Airways said on Friday it recorded a loss before tax of 14.4 billion shillings (about 133 million U.S. dollars) in the first...
hurricane Hanna

Hurricane Laura causes fatalities, damage in U.S. southern coast

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At least six people, including a 14-year-old girl, died from major category 4 hurricane in the southwest coast of U.S., media reported. ...
Football For Friendship

Football helps rural teenagers fulfilling college dreams in northwest China

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For Yu Huicong, the first college student from his village located in a small town in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, football...
Members of Lebanese security forces clash with protesters in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on June 13, 2020. Clashes between the Lebanese army and protesters in Tripoli's demonstrations on Saturday led to the injury of 20 people including four army members. (Photo by Khalid/Xinhua)

Armed group indiscriminately fires at protesters in Tripoli – Libyan government

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The Interior Ministry of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday said that an armed group had indiscriminately fired at protesters in...
WHO

COVID-19 pandemic affects mental health of millions of people – WHO chief

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of millions of...
Nigerian Airports

UK to remove another 3 countries from travel corridors list

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The British government announced on Thursday that Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica will be removed from its list of travel corridors, meaning passengers...
Namibian Dollar

Namibia raises US$37 million from government fishing quota auction

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Namibia has raised close to 628 million Namibian dollars (37 million U.S. dollars) from the auction of 60 percent of its horse mackerel and...
Aquaculture Ghana

Mozambique on high alert for red spot disease among fish

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Mozambique fishery authorities said they are on high alert for the possible appearing of the Epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS), also known as the red...
President of France Emmanuel Macron (R) and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L)

France ready to continue supporting Iraq’s fight against terrorism: minister

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French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly confirmed on Thursday that France is ready to continue training and supporting the Iraqi forces to...
Athletics Championships

Kenya to organize pre-continental Tour event

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Athletics Kenya has arranged a day-long test competition on September 12 as it strives to organize the successful Nairobi Kip Keino Classic, a continental...
Japan's Misaki Matsutomo (bottom L) and Ayaka Takahashi (C) celebrate winning a point during the women's doubles quarterfinal match with China's Chen Qingchen (top R) and Jia Yifan (top L) at All England Badminton 2020 in Birmingham, Britain on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

2020 badminton calendar shrinks further due to COVID-19

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The 2020 badminton tournament calendar has been further adjusted with most World Tour events dropped due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Badminton World Federation...
Covid-19

Zimbabwean government pledges to take care of civil servants who contract COVID-19 while on...

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The Zimbabwean government has said it will take care of civil servants who contract COVID-19 while on duty and grant them up to six...
LUANDA, April 21, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Motorists wade through a flooded road in Luanda, capital of Angola, April 18, 2020. Heavy rains that struck Luanda on Saturday have left 11 people dead, 13 missing and caused hundreds of houses in many districts damaged, according to a local report. (Xinhua/Xu Kunpeng)

Victims of heavy rains in Sudan rise to 86

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A total of 86 people have been killed and thousands of homes collapsed in the torrential rains which hit Sudan recently, Sudan's National Council...

44,000 Africans missing amid COVID-19 restrictions – ICRC

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday it has registered nearly 44,000 people as missing in Africa with nearly half...
BRUSSELS, June 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 22nd China-European Union (EU) leaders' meeting in Brussels, Belgium, June 22, 2020. The 22nd China-EU leaders' meeting was held via video link on Monday. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

European Commission publishes draft on EU-wide cap on telephone termination rates

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The European Commission on Tuesday published a draft for Delegated Act, setting single maximum EU-wide voice termination rates for fixed and mobile services. ...
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UN calls for more efforts to improve nutrition status in Somalia

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Nutritional status of women and children in Somalia is improving but more needs to be done, says an UN-backed survey released in Mogadishu on...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

COVID-19 study in German hotspot town finds antibodies in 6 percent of residents

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A German study on COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has found that six percent of citizens in a former hotspot in...
Covid

Istanbul authorities stand in solidarity with healthcare workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu on Tuesday announced that the municipality would continue to stand in solidarity with healthcare workers who have been struggling...
Beirut Blast

7 still missing after Beirut’s blasts – Red Cross

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Georges Kettaneh, secretary general of the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC), said on Tuesday that seven people are still missing after the explosions that rocked...