Friday, February 26, 2021

India farmers clash with police in massive protest

Thousands of farmers protesting at agriculture reforms have fought through barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi on India's Republic Day. They are on foot and in tractors - part of a massive rally that...

Coronavirus: Carlos Slim, Latin America’s richest man, tests positive

Latin America's richest man Carlos Slim has tested positive for Covid-19. The 80-year-old Mexican telecommunications billionaire was only showing "light symptoms" and was doing "very well", his son wrote in a tweet. It comes a day...

Uganda ordered to end Bobi Wine’s house arrest

A Ugandan court has ordered the military and police to leave the home of opposition politician Bobi Wine. He has not left his house in the capital Kampala since voting in the presidential election 11...

Covid-19: Mexican President López Obrador tests positive

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced he has tested positive for Covid-19. The 67-year-old said on Twitter that his symptoms were mild and that he was "optimistic" following the diagnosis. The development comes as...

Covid-19: US tops 25 million coronavirus cases

More than 25 million cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed across the United States. Experts say the true number is likely to be higher. More than 417,500 in the US have died with the...

US broadcaster Larry King, 87, dies weeks after battling Covid

Larry King, the American broadcaster and cable news interviewer of celebrities and public figures, has died at the age of 87. He had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles with symptoms of...

Top South African minister dies after Covid battle

Prominent South African politician Jackson Mthembu has died of Covid-related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. Mr Mthembu, who since 2019 had been serving as the minister in the presidency, was a parliamentarian and long-serving...

Africa’s long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine

Africa will have to wait "weeks if not months" before receiving Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, according to various officials working towards getting doses for the continent. Close to 900 million doses...

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

After vowing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as US president. His oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Giving his...

Trump leaves White House vowing ‘we will be back’

Donald Trump has vowed he will be "back in some form" after departing the White House for the final time as president. He told supporters as he prepared to fly to Florida that it had...

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