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Vaccines split global recovery – IMF

The global economy will expand by 6% this year but the economic gap between nations is widening.

Saudi smashes Covid fraud ring ahead of hajj

The suspects in the fraudulent certificates case are alleged to have used social media to advertise their services

Heathrow airport to fast-track vaccinated passengers

The programme is slated begin on 19 July, the date on which most Covid-19 restrictions in the UK are set to be lifted

Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated — interim PM

Haiti President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning by a group of armed individuals

Pope Francis updates canon law to address paedophilia by priests

Since becoming pope in 2013, the Argentine pontiff has striven to tackle the decades-long sexual abuse scandals involving Catholic priests around the globe.

Volcano evacuation order sparks mass exodus in DRC

Tens of thousands of residents fled Goma last weekend after Nyiragongo erupted on Saturday night — many across the nearby border to Rwanda — before returning.

Peker videos: Crime boss’s claims rattle Turkish government

The accusations thrown by Sedat Peker at close Erdogan allies — including a former prime minister, top officials and their relatives — range from corruption and drug trafficking to rape and multiple murders.

Ethiopian region of Tigray at ‘serious risk’ of famine, warns top UN official

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray in early November to disarm and detain leaders of the regional ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 to be held in Cape Town

The competition, which will run between September 9-11, 2022, will be held at the Cape Town Stadium, with a capacity of 57 654.

Germany opens antitrust probe into Amazon with tougher law

The German reform coincided with new EU draft legislation unveiled in December aimed at curbing the power of the internet behemoths that could shake up the way Silicon Valley can operate in the 27-nation bloc.

Tokyo doctors association calls for Olympics cancellation

With less than 10 weeks until the Tokyo Games begin and as Japan battles a surge in infections, public opinion remains strongly opposed to the event going ahead this summer.

Mayweather to fight YouTube star Logan Paul on 6 June

The former welterweight king will fight for the first time since 2018

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