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Nile Basin countries urged to embrace coordinated, harmonized efforts to avert conflict over water

The Nile Council of Ministers is expressing concern over a widening gap between water availability and water demand, which could lead to increasing water conflict within and between countries. Speaking at the close of the...

Rio police accused by residents of abuses in raid

The United Nations human rights office has strongly criticised a police raid against suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, amid allegations of abuse and extrajudicial executions. The deadliest police operation in the city's history...

US sends reinforcements for Afghan withdrawal

The United States has deployed extra military resources to protect American and coalition forces withdrawing from Afghanistan. Heavy bombers and fighter jets will be deployed to safeguard troops and civilian contractors. The US and Nato have...

Concern increases over India Covid variant in UK

Public health experts have recommended a version of the Indian Covid variant found in the UK to be made a "variant of concern", the BBC has been told. Public Health England (PHE) has been tracking...

ICC sentences Uganda’s Dominic Ongwen to 25 years in prison

Former Ugandan rebel commander Ongwen has been sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abduction, torture, and murder. The Hague-based court announced Thursday...

India says ‘double mutant’ linked to Covid surge

India has said a "double mutant variant" of the coronavirus first discovered there in March may be "linked" to a deadly second wave there. Samples containing the mutant - or B.1.617 variant - have been...

US backs waiver on Covid-19 vaccine intellectual property

The US has thrown its support behind an initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines. India and South Africa proposed the move, which they said would increase...

Covid-19 deaths, hospitalizations soar among youth in Americas

Hospitalizations and deaths of younger people are surging as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across Latin America and the Caribbean, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday. "Adults of all ages -...

Rosatom announces winners of nuclear technologies video competition

Rosatom announced the winners of the 6th Annual “Atoms Empowering Africa” Online Video Competition at the special online awards ceremony. During the competition, the participants were encouraged to post their videos on Facebook to explore...

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies, in what would be an extremely rare case. Halima Cisse, 25, gave birth on Tuesday to five girls and four boys in a Moroccan hospital where...
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