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  • Latin America Covid-19 death toll tops 500,000 as Brazil cases spike

    30 décembre 2020

    Deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean from Covid-19 topped 500,000 on Tuesday, and cases soared above 15 million amid holiday festivities, according to a Reuters tally of figures in official government reports. More than a third of the deaths occurred...

  • Africa faces wait for mass Covid-19 vaccination: Disease control group

    27 novembre 2020

    Mass vaccination against Covid-19 is unlikely to start in Africa until midway through next year and keeping vaccines cold could be a big challenge, the continent's disease control group said on Thursday. Some European countries expect to start rolling...

  • Former Senegal midfielder Diop dies aged 42

    30 novembre 2020

    Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup against reigning champions France, has died aged 42, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Sunday. "FIFA is saddened to learn of the passing of Senegal legend Papa...

  • Coronavirus: Clashes erupt in Barcelona over Covid-19 restrictions

    31 octobre 2020

    Clashes erupted in central Barcelona Friday between protesters and Catalan police during a demonstration against mobility restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, an AFP correspondent said. The clashes erupted when hundreds gathered in the...

  • Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French church

    30 octobre 2020

    A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist attack at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, police and officials said. Nice’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, who described the attack as terrorism,...

  • Coronavirus: Global cases rise by half million, single-day record

    30 octobre 2020

    Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 500,000 for the first time on Wednesday, a record one-day increase as countries across the Northern Hemisphere reported daily spikes. Global daily Covid-19 cases have risen by nearly 25 per cent in less than...

  • US election 2020: Trump, Biden battle to win pivotal Pennsylvania

    27 octobre 2020

    With eight days to go until the US election, President Donald Trump addressed boisterous rallies in Pennsylvania while Democratic rival Joe Biden made a low-key appearance in the state considered crucial to the chances of victory for both men. "We win...

  • Congo-Brazzaville bids teary farewell to former President Jacques Joachim Yhombi Opango

    30 octobre 2020

    President Denis Sassou N'Guesso, family members and close friends paid their last respects to former president Jacques Joachim Yhombi Opango on friday during the nation's tribute ceremony. all wearing face masks while complying with COVID-19 safeguards....

  • Gunmen storm school in Cameroon, killing at least six children

    25 octobre 2020

    Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a region where separatist insurgents operate, officials and parents said. Arriving on motorcycles and in civilian...

  • Putin says deaths from Karabakh fighting ‘nearing 5,000’

    23 octobre 2020

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that almost 5,000 people had died in more than three weeks of fighting between Armenian forces and Azerbaijan’s army over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. "According to our data, the number of deaths...

  • Coronavirus: 9.1 million people to get Covid-19 vaccine at 1st phase in Indonesia

    21 octobre 2020

    Indonesia will at the first phase provide the Covid-19 vaccine to 9.1 million people between November and December 2020, the Health Ministry's Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said. The first phase of vaccination will be...

  • US election: Trump to resume campaigning with White House event, Florida rally

    10 octobre 2020

    US President Donald Trump, eager to get back on the election campaign trail after being sidelined by a Covid-19 infection, will begin by giving remarks to supporters outdoors at the White House on Saturday then hold a rally in Florida two days later....

  • Coronavirus: Record one-day rise in Covid-19 cases, WHO reports

    09 octobre 2020

    The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Thursday, with the total rising by 338,779 in 24 hours led by a surge of infections in Europe. Europe reported 96,996 new cases, the highest total for the...

  • Nobel prize for medicine given to US-UK trio for hepatitis C discovery

    06 octobre 2020

    Two Americans and a Briton won the 2020 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for identifying the hepatitis C virus, in work spanning decades that has helped to limit the spread of the fatal disease and develop drugs to cure it. The discoveries by Harvey...

  • At least 380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding

    23 septembre 2020

    At least 380 whales have died in a mass stranding in southern Australia, officials said Wednesday, with rescuers managing to free just a few dozen survivors. Nearly the entire pod of 460 long-finned pilot whales stuck in Macquarie Harbour, on the rugged...

  • 9 teenagers dead in Uganda lightning strike: Red Cross

    31 août 2020

    Nine teenagers have died after being struck by lightning in northwestern Uganda, the Red Cross said Friday. The thunderbolt struck in Arua, a city near the border with South Sudan, late Thursday where a group of 10 teenagers were playing football. "Only...

  • Government has no mandate to normalise ties with Israel: Sudan PM

    27 août 2020

    Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the government has no mandate to normalise ties with Israel and that any such move would come after the transitional period. Hamdok made the remarks when meeting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is on a...

  • Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits central Philippines

    18 août 2020

    A shallow 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, although there was no tsunami warning issued or immediate reports of damage. The quake struck 68 kilometres southeast of Masbate Island in...

  • A faltering US-China trade deal is now the nations' strongest link

    14 août 2020

    Top US and Chinese trade officials are expected to recommit to a Phase 1 trade deal during a review on Saturday, even though China's promised purchases of US exports are far behind schedule. Current and former US government officials and trade experts...

  • Juventus win ninth Serie A title in a row

    27 juillet 2020

    Juventus claimed a ninth Serie A title in a row on Sunday following a 2-0 win over Sampdoria. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring deep into first half stoppage time in Turin and then had a hand in Federico Bernardeschi netting the second after 66 minutes....

  • South Africa Covid virus variant more infectious, binds more readily to human cells

    19 janvier 2021

    Scientists have new biological evidence that the so-called South African coronavirus variant binds more readily and strongly to human cells, making it more infectious, top local epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim said on Monday. He was speaking at a presentation...

  • Covid-19 origin: China denies entry to WHO expert mission team

    06 janvier 2021

    An expert mission to China to find the origins of the coronavirus pandemic stumbled before it even began, with the head of the World Health Organisation complaining that Beijing was blocking the team from entering the country. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom...

  • US Capitol violence: Two top White House officials resign, more on the way

    07 janvier 2021

    Two top aides to first lady Melania Trump resigned on Wednesday in the wake of violence on Capitol Hill, and more top White House officials were considering resigning, including national security adviser Robert O’Brien and his deputy, Matthew Pottinger,...

  • Biden’s inaugural address to stress on national unity

    19 janvier 2021

    President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal for national unity when he is sworn in on Wednesday, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday. Incoming White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said Biden would use his address to the American...

  • 108-year-old Italian woman gets Covid-19 vaccine

    19 janvier 2021

    An Italian centenarian has become one of the oldest people in the world to get a Covid-19 vaccine, months after she survived a coronavirus infection, her retirement home said. Fatima Negrini, who is due to turn 109 on June 3, received the jab on Monday...

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