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The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter.
Magawa, an award-winning giant African pouched rat, is retiring after five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.
Sri Lanka launched a criminal probe on Sunday into a huge container ship fire that has swamped the island nation’s coast with plastic pollution causing probably one of its worst marine disasters in history.
At least two people have been killed and dozens wounded as Sudanese security forces cracked down on a rally that demanded justice for protesters killed during anti-government demonstrations two years ago, according to the army.
Leading the mourners from the African continent, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said that Deby’s death will create a big vacuum in the war against Boko Haram as the late Chadian president was at the forefront among those who gave the terrorist group serious bashing in recent times.
Israeli warplanes have carried out air raids at several locations after midnight on Friday in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket fired from the besieged Palestinian enclave that hit southern Israel.
The town in northern Mozambique that ISIL (ISIS)-linked fighters attacked late last month is now secure after the military killed a significant number of fighters and cleared one final area, an army spokesman and a provincial official said.
The United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has said four peacekeepers were killed and several others wounded in an attack on its base in the northern town of Aguelhok.
British aid charity Oxfam has said it suspended two staff members in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of an investigation launched last year into alleged sexual misconduct and bullying.
Niger’s newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum has been sworn in, a democratic watershed overshadowed by armed groups’ violence and alleged coup bid two days ago.
Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan government critic who was hailed as a hero during a genocide in the country, has not showed up for his trial after informing prison authorities he was quitting the process as he did not expect justice.
Niger opposition leader Mahamane Ousmane has claimed that he narrowly won the country's presidential election, as fresh violence erupted a day after official results gave victory to his rival by a wide margin.
Lebanon’s hospitals are being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, medics warn, as infection rates surge following end of year holidays.
Some 2,500 partygoers attended an illegal New Year rave in northwestern France, violently clashing with police who failed to stop it and sparking concern the underground event could spread the coronavirus, authorities said.
Qatari Dakar rally driver Nasser Al-Attiyah is preparing for the race’s second edition in Saudi Arabia with a strict training regimen to build muscle adapted to coronavirus restrictions.
Spain has confirmed four cases of the more contagious coronavirus variant recently identified in the UK – the latest European country to do so.
An ally of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained in Moscow after an early morning raid on her home, Mr Navalny’s supporters say.
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BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.
China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.
A 24-year-old woman, Abibat Kehinde, has been abandoned at Epe General Hospital, Lagos State, over N131,000 unpaid bills, three months after she gave birth to twins at the hospital.
Some residents of Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday, marched peacefully to the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest against alleged imposition of a chairmanship candidate.
President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again and put the legacy of Donald Trump behind it, the fiancée of the WikiLeaks founder told Reuters.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembélé limped off with an injury during France’s frustrating draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.
The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to extend the recent deadline given to bank executives on the submission of their asset declaration forms.
The Oromo Liberation Front would have been among Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's fiercest competitors in Ethiopia's election on Monday, but the opposition party is boycotting the 21 June vote.
Nigeria’s upcoming international friendly against Mexico will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, July 3 and will be the third in the series. It is a Grade A friendly organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to keep the squad of the Super Eagles fit and work on their cohesiveness as a unit ahead of the postponed World Cup qualifiers in September.
The authorities of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) yesterday revealed that they engaged the services of local hunters to protect students on campus and their hostels.