UK Prime MinisterBoris Johnson announced on Wednesday that health restrictions related to the Covid pandemic, including passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be dropped. LondonThe Epoch Times reported that Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be ended at the end of March as the “pandemic becomes endemic” ... .
ACCRA. At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, the government said ... Out of 59 people injured, 42 are receiving treatment in hospitals or health centres and "some are in critical condition", Nkrumah added ... .
Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and seems untouched by climate change or human activities ... “When I went there for the first time, I thought, ‘Wow — we need to study that reef ... Dr ... Read more ... .
Analysts in the United States said on Wednesday that PresidentJoe Biden should have done things differently in his first year in office, and that, despite constraints, most of his political "wounds" were of his own doing. During a Brookings Institution webinar with the theme "Biden's first year ... .
The US has charged four Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy over the diversion of a passenger plane to Minsk last May. Prosecutors allege the officials used a false bomb threat to divert a Ryanair flight to the Belarus capital, where opposition journalist Roman Protasevich and his partner were detained ... .
A 31-year-old doctor from Surrey, England who was visiting Georgia was fatally shot while lying in bed in the middle of the night. Dr Matthew Wilson died from a gunshot wound to the head after a bullet was fired into his apartment from a different building on Sunday, police in Brookhaven said...read full story. .
MONROVIA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A stampede at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight, the deputy information minister told state radio on Thursday. The incident occurred during an all-night Christian worship event at New Kru Town, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the capital, Jalawah Tonpo said ...Register ... ....
Jerusalem, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 20th Jan, 2022 ) .Israel announced Thursday a deal with Germany to develop and purchase three submarines from German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp for three billion Euros ($3.4 billion) ... It also includes the creation of a training simulator in Israel, and the supply of spare parts ... ....
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The Taliban stormed an apartment in Kabul smashing the door in and arresting a woman rights activist and her three sisters, an eyewitness said Thursday. A Taliban statement appeared to blame the incident on a recent women's protest, saying insulting Afghan values will no longer be tolerated ... ... Please. . help!” ... .