Category: World

Leaked UN Climate Report A Call To ‘Act’
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Leaked UN Climate Report A Call To ‘Act’

Kunle Adeleye- June 23, 2021

Grave warnings of the myriad threats to the planet in a draft UN climate report reinforce the message that “we need to act right now”, ... Read More

South African Inflation Hits 30-Month High
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South African Inflation Hits 30-Month High

Kunle Adeleye- June 23, 2021

South Africa’s headline consumer price inflation rose to a 30-month high in May, driven by surging food and fuel prices, official data showed Wednesday. Inflation ... Read More

No Scotland Independence Vote Before 2024, Says UK Minister
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No Scotland Independence Vote Before 2024, Says UK Minister

Kunle Adeleye- June 23, 2021

Scotland will not be given a new referendum on independence before 2024, a senior UK cabinet minister said in an interview published on Wednesday. Cabinet ... Read More

Japan Top Court Backs Ban On Separate Married Surnames  – Media
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Japan Top Court Backs Ban On Separate Married Surnames – Media

Kunle Adeleye- June 23, 2021

Japan’s top court on Wednesday ruled a law requiring married couples to have the same family name is constitutional, rejecting plaintiffs who sought the right ... Read More

World Powers In New Push For Libya Peace
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World Powers In New Push For Libya Peace

Kunle Adeleye- June 23, 2021

World powers gathered Wednesday in Berlin to seek lasting peace in Libya by ensuring the conflict-wracked North African country stays firmly on the path towards ... Read More

Members Of Saudi Hit Squad That Killed Khashoggi Were US-Trained – Report
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Members Of Saudi Hit Squad That Killed Khashoggi Were US-Trained – Report

Kunle Adeleye- June 23, 2021

Four members of the Saudi hit squad that killed US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 had received paramilitary training in the United States that had ... Read More

US To Miss July 4 Goal Of One Covid Shot For 70% Adults: White House
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US To Miss July 4 Goal Of One Covid Shot For 70% Adults: White House

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

The administration of President Joe Biden on Tuesday conceded it won’t meet its goal of administering one or more doses of a Covid vaccine to ... Read More

In Mali Women’s Prison, Inmates Face A Long Wait
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In Mali Women’s Prison, Inmates Face A Long Wait

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

Laughing children, yoga classes, job-training sessions: Mali’s only women’s prison is a far cry from the squalid, overcrowded jails found elsewhere in the war-torn Sahel. ... Read More

Vatican Wants Italy To Stop Anti-Homophobia Law: Report
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Vatican Wants Italy To Stop Anti-Homophobia Law: Report

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

The Vatican has made an “unprecedented” formal diplomatic objection to a draft Italian law against homophobia, a news report said Tuesday. The so-called Zan law, ... Read More

New Yorkers Vote In Democratic Primary For Post-Pandemic Mayor
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New Yorkers Vote In Democratic Primary For Post-Pandemic Mayor

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

New York City residents cast ballots in a Democratic primary Tuesday that will select the candidate almost certain to take over as mayor tasked with ... Read More

UNESCO Recommends Removing Liverpool From Heritage List
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UNESCO Recommends Removing Liverpool From Heritage List

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

The UN’s cultural agency UNESCO has recommended removing Liverpool’s waterfront from its list of world heritage sites over concerns about overdevelopment, a move that has ... Read More

Iran’s Raisi Calls For Effective Nuclear Talks, Rules Out Biden Meet
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Iran’s Raisi Calls For Effective Nuclear Talks, Rules Out Biden Meet

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday he will not allow nuclear negotiations for the sake of negotiations, in his first news conference since winning ... Read More

Former President Gbagbo Files For Divorce After Three Decades
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Former President Gbagbo Files For Divorce After Three Decades

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return ... Read More

Italy Says Face Masks Won’t Be Mandatory From June 28
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Italy Says Face Masks Won’t Be Mandatory From June 28

Kunle Adeleye- June 22, 2021

Face masks will no longer be compulsory in Italy, one of the countries in Europe worst hit by the coronavirus, from June 28, the health ... Read More

Indonesia Hits Two Million COVID-19 Cases As Crisis Deepens
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Indonesia Hits Two Million COVID-19 Cases As Crisis Deepens

Kunle Adeleye- June 21, 2021

Indonesia passed two million coronavirus cases Monday as infection rates soar and hospitals are flooded with new patients, prompting warnings that the Southeast Asian nation’s ... Read More

Egypt Sentences TikTok Influencers Over ‘Human Trafficking’
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Egypt Sentences TikTok Influencers Over ‘Human Trafficking’

Kunle Adeleye- June 21, 2021

An Egyptian court has sentenced two women TikTok influencers to six and 10 years in jail respectively for “human trafficking”, a lawyer representing one of ... Read More

Only Six Countries Have Ratified Anti-Harassment Treaty – ILO
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Only Six Countries Have Ratified Anti-Harassment Treaty – ILO

Kunle Adeleye- June 21, 2021

Only six of the International Labour Organization’s 187 member countries have ratified a treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace two years after it ... Read More

UK Joins US, EU, Canada In Fresh Sanctions On Belarus
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UK Joins US, EU, Canada In Fresh Sanctions On Belarus

Kunle Adeleye- June 21, 2021

Britain on Monday said it had joined the United States, Canada and the European Union in imposing fresh sanctions on Belarus after the detention of ... Read More

Pregnant Woman, Child Among Dead In Canaries Migrant Boat Tragedy
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Pregnant Woman, Child Among Dead In Canaries Migrant Boat Tragedy

Kunle Adeleye- June 21, 2021

At least four people died, including a woman thought to be pregnant and a child and another four were missing after a migrant boat overturned ... Read More

Free COVID-19 Vaccines For All Indian Adults As Modi Hails ‘Yoga Shield’
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Free COVID-19 Vaccines For All Indian Adults As Modi Hails ‘Yoga Shield’

Kunle Adeleye- June 21, 2021

India opened up free vaccinations to all adults in an attempt to bolster its inoculation drive on Monday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off ... Read More