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Locust hits hard on India amid pandemic

An invasion by desert locusts has hit large swathes of India and Pakistan in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

50 trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

Fifty trafficked Nigerian women have been rescued from Lebanon and returned home, Nigeria's foreign minister says. They have all...

New York Stock Exchange reopens Today

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is set to reopen its trading floor on Tuesday after a two-month closure due to the...

Burundi’s ruling party candidate elected President as party sweeps poll

The authorities in Burundi say the ruling party’s candidate has been elected as the new president. The electoral commission...

Trump threatens to move Republican convention from North Carolina due to pandemic

US President Donald Trump has threatened to move the 2020 Republican convention from North Carolina due to coronavirus restrictions there.

France elects first transgender as Mayor

A trans woman in France has won election in her local commune to become the country's first openly transgender mayor.

‘Once-in-a-decade’ storm leaves Western Australia wrecked

Western Australia has been battered by a massive storm which ripped roofs off houses and downed trees across a 1,000km (620 miles)...

SOMALIA: 4 killed, 15 injured in bomb blast amid Eid celebrations

At least four people have been killed and 15 others were injured in Somalia when an explosion went off during Eid celebrations.

Afghanistan’s President to free 2,000 prisoners amid ceasefire

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has announced the release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners, after the Islamist group proposed a ceasefire.

Egyptian President frees 3,157 prisoners in celebration of Eid

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has pardoned more than 3,000 prisoners, in a move coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the...

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Nestle Ghana gifts 15 tricycles to waste collectors

Nestlé Ghana, a member of the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE), has supported plastic collection drive in the country by...

Akufo-Addo deserves to rule Ghana forever – DCE insists

The Techiman North District Chief Executive Hon Peter Mensah has commended President Akufo-Addo for “showing leadership” in the face of the outbreak...