Canada’s largest province hits new high of daily COVID infections | Coronavirus pandemic News
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Canada’s largest province hits new high of daily COVID infections | Coronavirus pandemic News

Ontario records 4,456 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, as health experts warn of rapid rise in intensive care admissions. Canada’s most populous province has set a new record for single-day coronavirus infections, local media reported, as it struggles to contain a surging third wave of the pandemic and cope with mounting hospitalisations. Ontario reported…

Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election | Elections News
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Benin vote count begins after opposition groups boycott election | Elections News

President Patrice Talon is expected to win a second term in office as group of opposition parties called for a boycott. Vote counting began in Benin on Sunday after a presidential poll that was boycotted by some opposition parties over pre-election violence and their objection to President Patrice Talon’s quest for a second term. Provisional…

Egypt: Court hands man 8 year jail term in #MeToo case | News | DW
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Egypt: Court hands man 8 year jail term in #MeToo case | News | DW

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a man to eight years in prison over sexual harassment and drug possession, in a case that revived a #MeToo movement in Egypt. Ahmed Bassam Zaki, who went to Egypt’s most expensive schools, had appealed against a previous three-year sentence, also over sexual harassment.  The court handed him seven years for sexual…

Ukraine says soldier killed in shelling by Russia-backed forces | Conflict News
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Ukraine says soldier killed in shelling by Russia-backed forces | Conflict News

Kyiv says another soldier seriously wounded by artillery fire by Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. The Ukrainian military said that a soldier was killed and another seriously wounded in artillery fire from Russia-backed separatist rebels, as hostilities rise sharply in the country’s east. As of the reported attack on Sunday, Ukraine says…

Cambodia condemns Vice for altered Khmer Rouge images | Media News
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Cambodia condemns Vice for altered Khmer Rouge images | Media News

The photos of Khmer Rouge ‘killing fields’ victims with added smiles were an insult to the dead, Cambodia says. Cambodia has called on US media group Vice to withdraw an article featuring newly colourised photos of Khmer Rouge “killing fields” victims, saying the images were an insult to the dead because some mugshots had been…

Several migrants found dead on boat off Spain’s Canary Islands | Migration News
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Several migrants found dead on boat off Spain’s Canary Islands | Migration News

Spanish Red Cross reports that 16 of the 23 people on the boat off El Hierro island were also in a ‘serious condition’. At least four people were found dead on a migrant boat off the Canary Island of El Hierro on Sunday, the Spanish Red Cross said. The vessel was spotted by a fishing…

Jordan: Prince Hamzah makes first appearance since rift | News | DW
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Jordan: Prince Hamzah makes first appearance since rift | News | DW

Jordan’s King Abdullah II appeared on Sunday alongside his half-brother, former Crown Prince Hamzah, for the first time since a royal crisis that rocked the kingdom, state television showed. The king, prince and other members of the royal family visited the grave of the late King Talal, their grandfather, the Royal Hashemite Court said on Twitter.  All members…

Iran Says Its Foes Targeted Nuclear Plant to Derail Potential Talks With U.S.
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Iran Says Its Foes Targeted Nuclear Plant to Derail Potential Talks With U.S.

Iran said saboteurs caused a blackout at the country’s main nuclear-enrichment plant, accusing the alleged culprits of attempting to derail informal talks with the U.S. on reviving a 2015 nuclear accord that could pave the way for rolling back sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Tehran didn’t disclose any details about the electrical malfunction at Natanz,…

Biden celebrates deal in electric vehicle battery dispute | News | DW
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Biden celebrates deal in electric vehicle battery dispute | News | DW

Electric vehicle manufacturers breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday as two key South Korean battery producers put aside a dispute that was threatening global supply chains. The row between LG Energy Solutions and SK Innovation had jeopardized the fulfillment of contracts to carmaking giants such as Volkswagen and Ford. The deal between the two…

What we know about the South African coronavirus variant | Coronavirus pandemic News
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What we know about the South African coronavirus variant | Coronavirus pandemic News

As the coronavirus has spread around the world, it has constantly mutated, leading to the emergence of new strains. The variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus first discovered in South Africa late last year is among those most concerning health experts. The South African variant The South African variant, also known as B.1.351, was first discovered…