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“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.
The new determination is being applied to the Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corp. and Hai Tian Development USA, Inc., the officials said.

US imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their employees and U.S. properties with the State Department.

Portuguese doctors join opposition to euthanasia

Portuguese doctors have taken a stand against euthanasia, alongside the Catholic Church, as lawmakers prepare this week to debate proposed legislation aimed at decriminalising the practice.

Five-months old baby dies after being raped by 30-year old cousin

The girl’s parents had been enjoying a relative’s wedding in the northeastern city of Daudnager on Sunday night when the cousin asked his aunt – the baby’s mother – if he could take her daughter away to play.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against the myth that cold weather and snow had the possibility of killing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WHO: Cold weather, snow cannot kill coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against the myth that cold weather and snow had the possibility of killing Coronavirus (COVID -19)
China’s National Health Commission, on Tuesday, says no fewer than 12,552 have recovered in Chinese mainland out of 72,528 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Coronavirus: China confirms more patients in recovery

China’s National Health Commission, on Tuesday, says no fewer than 12,552 have recovered in Chinese mainland out of 72,528 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
(FILES) In this file photograph taken on February 4, 2013, shows a detail of a Boy Scouts of America uniform in Irving, Texas. – The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy on February 18, 2020, in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims. The organization has been accused of covering up generations of abuse inflicted on thousands of its young members and failing to do enough to root out paedophiles using the youth movement to prey on minors over its 110-year history. (Photo by TOM PENNINGTON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

US Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy after abuse scandal

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in what it said was an effort to safeguard compensation payouts for sexual abuse victims.
“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Jeff Bezos wrote on Instagram on Monday.Credit...Emma Howells for The New York Times

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion fund to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change but activists have urged the world’s richest man to first clean up the e-commerce giant’s own lacklustre environmental record.
Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Singapore to spend over $4 billion

Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.
The isolation ward of the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Sunday. Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

China: Coronavirus drops for 14 consecutive days

China’s National Health Commission on Tuesday said daily new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outside Hubei, the epicentre province of the outbreak, have dropped for 14 consecutive days.
A makeshift memorial for Dr. Li Wenliang, who died in early February, at Wuhan City Central Hospital. Another prominent doctor in Wuhan, the director of Wuchang Hospital, died on Tuesday. Chris Buckley-The New York Times

Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus

A hospital director in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, died from the disease on Monday, state media reported on Tuesday.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in Japan has recorded 70 more cases of Covid-19, as China’s death toll edges past 1,660. Franck Robichon-EPA

88 more people test positive for coronavirus on Japan cruise ship

An additional 88 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the Japan coast, the health ministry said Tuesday.
A woman wearing a mask walks past a quarantine notice about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China at an arrival hall of Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2020.

Coronavirus death toll near 1,900

Chinese health officials reported Tuesday the number of confirmed cases from a coronavirus outbreak has surpassed 72,000, with the death toll rising to nearly 1,900.
India’s Delhi Police have arrested a Nigerian over serial cases of cheating which involved luring and stinging victims on Facebook.

Eight-year old girl dies after being ‘raped by 16 men including her relatives’

An eight-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by 16 men including her relatives over three years has died in hospital.
Palestinian youths have launched a campaign on Twitter to show solidarity with China, reinforcing an international trend on social media to back China’s ongoing fight against the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, known as COVID-19.

Palestinian youths launch campaign on social media in solidarity with China

Palestinian youths have launched a campaign on Twitter to show solidarity with China, reinforcing an international trend on social media to back China’s ongoing fight against the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, known as COVID-19.
Tomato plants in France’s far-west Finistere region have been contaminated with a destructive virus that can lead to whole crops being wasted, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

France confirms first case of ruinous tomato virus

Tomato plants in France’s far-west Finistere region have been contaminated with a destructive virus that can lead to whole crops being wasted, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.
Heavy rain and strong winds are continuing to lash much of the UK as Storm Dennis shut down roads and railways and led to warnings of “life-threatening” floods in south Wales.

UK grapples with severe floods, death toll expected to rise

Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks’ worth of rain in some places. One woman swept away by the floodwaters was feared dead.
Paula White-Cain, a prosperity gospel minister who serves part-time as President Donald Trump’s “spiritual adviser.”

Donald Trump’s ‘spiritual adviser’ urges followers fund church instead of paying for electricity

Paula White-Cain, a prosperity gospel minister who serves part-time as President Donald Trump’s “spiritual adviser,” has urged her church members to fund the church first, even if it means not paying their residential monthly electricity bills

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As part of it’s resolve to end the long-standing misunderstanding occasioning clashes between supporters of Katsina United and Kano Pillars, the League Management Company, LMC, on Thursday brought the two sides together towards working

LMC brokers peace between Kano Pillars and Katsina United

As part of it’s resolve to end the long-standing misunderstanding occasioning clashes between supporters of Katsina United and Kano Pillars, the League Management Company, LMC, on Thursday brought the two sides together towards working out a truce between regional rivals.
The ex-rebel leader Riek Machar, center, and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, left, at a news conference in Juba on Thursday. Peter Louis-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

South Sudan rebel leader sworn in as vice president

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar took the oath of office as First Vice President on Saturday formally rejoining the government.
Alexandre Lacazette has told Bukayo Saka to commit his future to the club, in a message on social media.

Alexandre Lacazette begs Bukayo Saka to commit future to Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette has told Bukayo Saka to commit his future to the club, in a message on social media.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC: Nigerians to enjoy hourly train services on Lagos-Ibadan route soon

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says Nigerians will soon enjoy hourly train services on the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line.
Stanley Dimgba kept his feet on the pedals of his fine scoring form, controlling Cyril Olisema’s chipped pass to send in a low strike and give Enyimba the lead four minutes before the interval. Three minutes later, youngster Anayo Iwuala spearheaded a swift break to set up Victor Mbaoma, who picked his spot from the edge of the box, handing Fatai Osho’s side a two-goal lead at the break.

Victor Mbaoma: I’ve fulfilled part of my mission in Enyimba

Victor Mbaoma has told newsmen that he has fulfilled one of his essential objectives that influenced his decision to join Enyimba of Aba last year.