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The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated a new coronavirus strain detected in South Africa as a “variant of concern”, prompting countries around the world to impose travel restrictions amid fears over its potential spread. A WHO advisory panel on Friday said early evidence shows the new B.1.1529 variant, which it dubbed Omicron after a…
World Trade Organization negotiations over waivers are currently deadlocked amid opposition by some wealthy nations.Published On 26 Nov 202126 Nov 2021US President Joe Biden has called on countries attending a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting next week to waive intellectual property protections on coronavirus vaccines, as international concern is rising over a new coronavirus variant…
Opposition Labour Party legislator was reprimanded for attending a debate on Tuesday with her three-month-old son.Published On 24 Nov 202124 Nov 2021A British politician has called for reforms to the parliament’s rule book after receiving an official rebuke for attending a debate with her three-month-old baby. Stella Creasy, an MP with the main opposition Labour…
Rights group says students aged 12, 16 and 17 and a French language teacher killed in Ekondo Titi, in unrest-hit Southwest Region.Published On 24 Nov 202124 Nov 2021Unidentified gunmen have attacked a school in a town in Cameroon’s violence-hit Southwest Region, killing at least three students and one teacher, according to a local human rights…
Ireland’s ambassador and one other diplomat told they could stay but the others had to leave, government says.Published On 24 Nov 202124 Nov 2021The Irish government has said that Ethiopia told four of Ireland’s six diplomats serving at its embassy in Addis Ababa to leave the country by next week. Ireland’s ambassador and one other…
If claims are sustained at around pre-pandemic levels, it would likely increase the chances of the Federal Reserve accelerating its tapering of bond purchases and the raising of interest rates.By Molly SmithBloombergPublished On 24 Nov 202124 Nov 2021Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits plunged last week to a level not seen since 1969, which if sustained…
Critics take to social media to slam royal’s comments concerning pressures faced by wildlife.Published On 24 Nov 202124 Nov 2021The United Kingdom’s Prince William has been told to “mind his own business” by critics after suggesting that population growth is endangering wildlife in Africa. Speaking at the Tusk conservation awards in London on Tuesday evening,…
Ecuador is seeking to ease overcrowding in its prisons after gang-linked riots killed more than 300 people this year.Published On 23 Nov 202123 Nov 2021Ecuador’s president has pardoned some prisoners in an effort to ease overcrowding in the country’s prisons following a string of riots that left more than 300 people dead this year. In…
Video Duration 25 minutes 15 seconds 25:15 From: Inside StoryInfections and distrust are causing people on the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe to resist getting inoculated.Protests against COVID-19 containment measures have descended into violence on the streets of the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. French President Emmanuel Macron has called the situation “explosive”. People have…
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Europe remains “in the firm grip” of the coronavirus pandemic and the continent’s death toll could top 2.2 million this winter if current trends continue. Another 700,000 Europeans could die by March 1, the WHO said on Tuesday, in addition to the 1.5 million who have already…