ACCRA. At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, the government said ... Out of 59 people injured, 42 are receiving treatment in hospitals or health centres and "some are in critical condition", Nkrumah added ... .
UK Prime MinisterBoris Johnson announced on Wednesday that health restrictions related to the Covid pandemic, including passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be dropped. LondonThe Epoch Times reported that Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be ended at the end of March as the “pandemic becomes endemic” ... .
In an indirect manner, Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdoğan responded yesterday to Greece acquiring the first six of 24 French-made Rafale fighter jets ... Speaking after the cabinet meeting, Erdoğan said 163 billion Turkish lira had been deposited in accounts as part of a government program that protects lira deposits from devaluation ... READ MORE ... 0 ... .
Biden has focused on domestic issues, but his proposals for spending trillions of dollars on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure and new social programs have proved controversial, Yuan said ... too ambitious in setting targets and failed to make an adequate estimate of the consequences.
A 31-year-old doctor from Surrey, England who was visiting Georgia was fatally shot while lying in bed in the middle of the night. Dr Matthew Wilson died from a gunshot wound to the head after a bullet was fired into his apartment from a different building on Sunday, police in Brookhaven said...read full story. .
The US has charged four Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy over the diversion of a passenger plane to Minsk last May. Prosecutors allege the officials used a false bomb threat to divert a Ryanair flight to the Belarus capital, where opposition journalist Roman Protasevich and his partner were detained ... .
Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and seems untouched by climate change or human activities ... “When I went there for the first time, I thought, ‘Wow — we need to study that reef ... Dr ... Read more ... .
The Taliban stormed an apartment in Kabul smashing the door in and arresting a woman rights activist and her three sisters, an eyewitness said Thursday. A Taliban statement appeared to blame the incident on a recent women's protest, saying insulting Afghan values will no longer be tolerated ... ... Please. . help!” ... .