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3 hours ago | January 21, 2021

Joe Biden becomes 46th US president

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States yesterday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from ...

15 hours ago | January 20, 2021

UK’s new COVID-19 strain reported in at least 60 countries: WHO

The faster-spreading UK coronavirus variant has now been found in at least 60 countries, 10 more compared with a week ...

Trumps’ snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude

Today, Donald Trump and Melania Trump will depart the White House as president and first lady, but they will not invite ...

1 day ago | January 19, 2021

Sahara desert: Rare snowfall leaves extraordinary pattern on sand dunes

Snow has fallen in the Sahara Desert after temperatures dropped to -3C (27F). Karim Bouchetata recorded the rare event ...

Epidemics lead world’s biggest short-term risks: World ...

LONDON (Reuters) – Infectious diseases and livelihood crises led the rankings of risks expected to pose a critical ...

US urges China to allow WHO team to interview Wuhan front liners

The United States urged China on Monday to allow an expert team from the World Health Organization (WHO) to interview ...

Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire near Capitol

The US Capitol complex in Washington, DC, temporarily locked down yesterday during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe ...

Tunisia rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive night on Sunday in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths ...

US-bound caravan faces hunger, Biden plans immigration reform

Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants huddled overnight on a highway in eastern Guatemala in the early hours of yesterday ...

3 days ago | January 18, 2021

COVID vaccines in Africa to be allocated by population

Millions of coronavirus vaccine doses secured by the African Union (AU) will be allocated according to countries’ ...

South Africa struggles against ‘relentless’ COVID-19 surge

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s health services are buckling under the strain of soaring COVID-19 infections ...

Lionel Messi sees red as Bilbao stun Barcelona to win Spanish Super Cup

Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time playing for Barcelona as Athletic Bilbao stunned the Catalans to win the ...

France launches public consultation on legalising cannabis

France is Europe’s biggest cannabis consumer, despite having some of the continent’s toughest laws against the drug. In ...

Ugandan opposition plans to challenge election result

KAMPALA – Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine’s party said yesterday that it was preparing to challenge President ...