Friday, May 7, 2021

Covid: Reused nose swab scam busted in Indonesia airport

Several employees of a pharmaceutical company have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly washing and reselling used Covid nasal swab test kits. Up to 9,000 passengers at an airport in Medan may have been tested...

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies - two more than doctors had detected during scans. Halima Cisse gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco. Mali's government flew her there for specialist...

Covid-19: India passes 20 million cases amid oxygen shortage

India has recorded more than 20 million Covid infections, but the government says that cases are "slowing down". The country added more than 355,000 cases on Tuesday, down from more than 400,000 daily cases on...

Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills 23

A metro overpass has collapsed in Mexico City as a train was traveling over it, killing at least 23 people, including children, the mayor said. Two train carriages were seen hanging from the structure, above...

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". "After a great deal of thought and a lot of...

Nigeria gang leader behind school kidnapping shot by rivals

A notorious gang leader behind the abduction of more than 300 students in Nigeria in December has been killed by a rival gang, officials say. Auwalu Daudawa was reportedly ambushed while attempting to steal a...

Ivory Coast Gbagbo exiles return home after 10 years

Six allies of Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo have returned home from 10 years in exile. They had fled the country in the aftermath of a bloody five-month conflict that erupted when Mr Gbagbo...

Kenya plans to ban romance between police officers

Kenya plans to ban romantic relationships between police officers. The move is aimed at reducing the high rate of crimes of passion among officers, the interior minister said at a televised ceremony taking place at...

Kenya’s anti-vaccine doctor dies of Covid

A prominent Kenyan doctor who became an anti-vaccine campaigner and conspiracy theorist has died from the disease. Dr Stephen Karanja said it was unnecessary to vaccinate Kenyans against Covid-19. Instead, he argued for steam inhalation and...

Zulu Queen dies a month after becoming regent

The Zulu royal family in South Africa has announced the death of its monarch Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu just a month after she became regent. Queen Mantfombi, 65, became interim leader of the country's...

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