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Post-election violence mars otherwise calm poll

The Ghana Electoral Commission has declared the incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo, the winner of the 2020 elections

Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the disease remains rampant and world leaders are urging people to be patient

$500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine

France, Spain, the European Commission and Britain as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged money for equity in the treatment of Covid-19

Nokia and Nasa to install 4G on the Moon

Installing a wireless network on the Moon is just one step toward establishing a long-term human presence there

UN Libya rights probe stalled due to cashflow problems

The UN is currently going through a serious liquidity crisis because many countries have not paid their annual dues, and it is therefore unable to fulfil all its mandates

Spain detains software creator McAfee wanted in US

The announcement of his arrest comes a day after US prosecutors released an indictment against McAfee for allegedly failing to report income

Britain to return looted 4 000-year-old plaque to Iraq

The British Museum is returning a temple plaque to Iraq, after an investigation discovered it had been looted

Formula one set to welcome up to 20 000 fans to the Nürburgring

German officials have given the go-ahead for as many as 20 000 to attend next month’s Formula One race at the Nürburgring circuit

Osaka using US Open as platform for activism

The 22-year-old fourth seed has spoken out repeatedly in the wake of the protests that swept the United States following the death of George Floyd during a confrontation with police in May

Facebook threatens ban on Australians sharing news in battle over media law

Australians would be stopped from posting local and international articles on Facebook and Instagram, the company said, claiming the move was "not our first choice" but the "only way to protect against an outcome that defies logic".

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Laura makes landfall in US

The Atlantic storm season, which runs through November, could be one of the busiest ever this year, with the NHC predicting as many as 25 named storms. Laura is the 12th so far.

‘Such a pity’: How Pakistan’s Amir paid heavy price for fixing scandal

A decade ago, Amir's exciting young career came to an abrupt halt when he was caught bowling no-balls to order at Lord's, set up by a British newspaper sting

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