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Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

In a joint statement, the country representatives of UNICEF and WHO described the arrival of the COVAX vaccines as a momentous occasion critical to bringing the pandemic to an end.

The West African nation of 30 million has recorded 81,245 cases and 584 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to figures from Ghana's Health Services Tuesday.

Hong Kong to spend $15.4 billion to stabilise coronavirus-ravaged economy

Hong Kong will introduce 120 billion Hong Kong dollars (USD 15.4 billion) in fiscal measures to help businesses and residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as it looks towards economic growth later this year following


German economy grew 0.3% in Q4, better than thought

The German economy grew 0.3 per cent in last year's fourth quarter compared with the previous three-month period, official data showed Wednesday a better performance than first thought.

China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months.

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U19 European Championships cancelled for second straight year

UEFA said government-imposed rules amid the coronavirus pandemic led to the decision.

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US judge orders El Chapo’s wife to stay in jail, says former beauty queen knew all about Sinaloa cartel

Emma Coronel Aispuro’s arrest was the latest twist in the bloody, multinational saga involving Guzman, the long-time head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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‘Dare Mighty Things’: How ‘secret message’ was coded on Nasa’s Perseverance Mars rover’s giant parachute

Only about six people knew about the encoded message before the iconic landing of Perseverance rover on the Red Planet.

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Tiger Woods seriously injured in massive car crash on steep Los Angeles road

Tiger Woods had to be pulled out through the windshield, and his agent said he underwent leg surgery.

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Good news for soccer lovers! England plans return of fans in time for EPL finale in May

Some sports in England could see fans return even earlier in April, the government said on Monday, as part of pilots involving coronavirus testing to assess how events can take place without any social distancing from later i

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US tops 500,000 coronavirus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University on Monday, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebraska.

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UCL Preview: Problems mount for Bayern Munich; Real Madrid sweat over Benzema’s fitness for Champions League

Atalanta versus Real Madrid : Real Madrid is hoping that Karim Benzema will be fit to play on Wednesday after trouble with an ankle ruled him out of the weekend's Spanish league match

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Global shares mostly lower as investors wary over stimulus

In currency trading, the U.S. dollar rose to 105.80 Japanese yen from 105.47 yen late Friday. The euro cost $1.2094, down from $1.2125.

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Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

More than 18,000 people have gotten their first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine in Karelia region of 600,000 that was hit hard by COVID-19.

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In Israel and beyond, coronavirus vaccines bring political power

Israel has jumped out to the world's fastest vaccination campaign, administering at least one dose to more than half its 9.3 million people and the required two doses to about a third in less than two months

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FAA orders United Airlines to inspect Boeing 777s after emergency

Federal aviation regulators are ordering United Airlines to step up inspections of all Boeing 777s equipped with the type of engine that suffered a catastrophic failure over Denver on Saturday.

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China asks US to stop ‘smearing’ CPC, halt support to ‘separatist forces’ in Tibet, HK, Xinjiang

China on Monday urged the US to stop "smearing" the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and it's one-party political system, lift sanctions on trade and halt Washington's backing of "separatist forces" in Taiwan, Tibet, Hon

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Asian shares mixed as investors await progress on stimulus

Asian shares were mixed on Monday as hopes for a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with the global rollout of vaccines were countered by worries about inflation and continuing economic damage

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Myanmar protest call for general strike draws junta threat

A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting the military's seizure of power has been met by the ruling junta with a thinly veiled threat to use lethal force, raising the possibility of major clas

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Biden to mark nation crossing 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

President Joe Biden will mark the US crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House.

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China urges US to lift trade restrictions, stop interference

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the US on Monday to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

Sudan took the unprecedented but expected step of floating its currency Sunday, meeting a major demand by international financial institutions to help transitional authorities overhaul the battered economy.

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Sheriff: 3 dead in gun store shooting in New Orleans suburb

A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter also died.

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Princess Eugenie and husband pick a name for their baby son

The baby a ninth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II was born February 9 at London's Portland Hospital.

Eugenie married 35-year-old Brooksbank, a businessman, in October 2018 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

World leaders applaud US formal return to Paris climate pact

The US return to the Paris agreement became official Friday, almost a month after President Joe Biden told the United Nations that America wants back in.

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Survey says new coronavirus infections across UK falling

The Office for National Statistics said in its weekly infection survey that rates of transmission have fallen across all four UK nations.

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It’s final: Harry and Meghan won’t return as working royals

While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family, the statement concludes.

The palace said Friday "that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family".

Global stocks higher after weak US jobs, economic data

Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index lost 0.4 per cent for its third straight daily decline. The market is likely still on a reflation path, but the way will get choppier from here, said Stephen Innes of Axi in a

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