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The identification of a concerning new Covid-19 variant has put even more pressure on South Africa, which is researching the development of a continent-grown Messenger RNA vaccine -- the most effective so far in combatting the virus. It would be a tough, resilient vaccine that would not need to be stored all the time at ultra-cold temperatures -- a hefty requirement in some areas with regular power cuts.
France won't impose "lockdowns, curfews, early closure of shops or travel restrictions" for the time being as it deals with the fifth Covid wave, announces Health Minister Olivier Veran in Paris.
Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson will get a second shot at becoming the country's first woman prime minister next Monday, after her first attempt lasted just seven hours.
The city of Paris cracked down on e-scooter speed on Thursday, saying rented scooters would be capped at 10 kilometres (six miles) per hour except on major streets and cycling paths.
More than 200 refugees and asylum seekers will be trained as tour guides at several Oxford museums over the next five years. This innovative initiative is part of the "Multaka" project, launched in 2015 in Germany.
Germany on Friday used a military plane to transfer intensive care patients to less afflicted regions, an unprecedented move as a vicious fourth wave of the pandemic fills hospital wards.
Egypt unveils a road lined with hundreds of ram-headed sphinx statues dating back more than 3,000 years. Dubbed the “Rams Road”, the sandstone-paved path in the archaeologically-rich city of Luxor was officially opened with a grandiose night-time ceremony featuring President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a host of senior officials in the southern Nile city.
China said the US was taking the ‘wrong path’
German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued an urgent warning on pandemic management on Thursday to the new government coming in to succeed her, imploring it to take quick, decisive measures as the country's total death toll passed 100,000.
India said on Friday that oil producing countries cannot hold consumers to ransom, underlining the nation's growing frustration with OPEC+ for not raising production to cool prices. India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer, imports about 85% of its oil needs and has been hit hard by rising oil prices. Oil prices eased on Friday, however, on concerns about a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa.
Hundreds of farmers gather on the outskirts of Delhi to mark one year of protests against agricultural reforms. This comes a week after India's Prime Minister Modi announced a move to repeal the three controversial agricultural reform laws.
In the late 19th to early 20th centuries, recreated African villages were set up across Europe as amusement parks that served to extol the supposed cultural superiority of colonising empires.
Experts called the judgment regressive and say judge has incorrectly the law
Israel's defence minister left Morocco Thursday ending an unprecedented visit following last year's normalisation deal, with the countries signing a security agreement as part of deepening ties that have angered neighbouring Algeria.
It looks like a normal car but the white taxi by the kerb has nobody driving it, and communicates with customers digitally to obtain directions and take payment.
Governments across Europe rushed on Friday to bolster their defences against a fresh coronavirus spike, as South Africa announced it had detected a new Covid-19 strain that scientists fear could torpedo efforts to beat the pandemic.
S'pore will extend its Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme to six more countries in Dec: Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey.
Green party co-leader Annalena Baerbock is to become Germany's first woman foreign minister, her party announced Thursday, as the country's incoming coalition government takes shape.
Smouldering timber, tree branches and other debris block roads in Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands after widespread rioting and protests against the rule of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Dubbed "the Hapi Isles", the archipelago nation of around 700,000 people has for decades been beset by ethnic and political tensions. The latest bout of unrest began on Wednesday when thousands of protesters besieged parliament, setting fire to an outbuilding and calling for Sogavare's ouster. Since then the protests have quickly descended into a violent free-for-all, with gangs of stick-wielding youths rampaging through the capital, stripping stores of goods and clashing with police.
Philippine government lawyers have opposed Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa going to Oslo next month to collect her award in person, describing the journalist in court documents as "a flight risk".