Residents of Snake Park in Soweto, a town in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa PHOTO: MARCO LONGARI / AFP South Africa on Monday launched its second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations targeting people who are aged 60 years and above. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said late Sunday that the target would...
People wearing protective face masks wait to receive their second dose of COVISHIELD, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, outside a vaccination centre in Kolkata, India, May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File Photo India reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases on Monday but...
Twelve people are reported to have been killed after a bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers. According to Afghan police, the worshippers had gathered for the Eid al-Fitr holiday during a ceasefire. Police spokesman, Ferdaws Faramarz, said the mosque’s imam, Mofti Naiman, was among the dead,...
One Nigerian teenager must feel like she has the world at her feet after receiving 19 full-ride scholarship offers from universities across the United States and Canada. Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5 million dollars' worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of...
India has recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began - a day after it became the first country to see more than 400,000 new cases. Its health ministry said 3,689 people had died within the past 24 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the health minister on...
Turkish police have arrested more than 200 people for holding unauthorised protests on May Day, which has seen rallies across the world despite the continued spread of Covid-19. The protesters in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, were caught breaching restrictions imposed to curb a third wave of coronavirus. Marches led by workers...
The first funerals have been taking place for victims of a stampede disaster at a crowded religious festival in northern Israel. At least 45 people were crushed to death during the Lag B'Omer event on the slopes of Mount Meron, where annual commemorations include all-night prayers, singing and dancing. Devastated families have been...
India’s coronavirus death toll passed 200,000 on Wednesday with more than 3,000 fatalities reported in 24 hours for the first time, official data showed. A total of 201,187 people have now died, 3,293 of them in the past day, according to health ministry data, although many experts suspect that the...
A North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage. Authorities wouldn't provide details of the shooting but an eyewitness said that Andrew...
India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections yesterday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope. Health officials said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and running out of oxygen. "Right now there...