Mass arrests in Belarus as protesters defy demonstration ban

Mass arrests in Belarus as protesters defy demonstration ban

People in Belarus defied a ban on demonstrations and took to the streets again on Sunday to protest against long-time President Alexander Lukashenko for the fifth month in a row.

WHO abandons plan to publish first results of pandemic origin probe

WHO abandons plan to publish first results of pandemic origin probe

The World Health Organization (WHO) has abandoned plans to publish the first results of its investigation into the origin of the coronavirus in China.

India’s Taj Mahal shut, tourists evacuated after bomb threat call

India’s Taj Mahal shut, tourists evacuated after bomb threat call

Authorities shut down the Taj Mahal and evacuated tourists after police received a phone call about a bomb at India’s iconic monument on Thursday.

UNICEF: Schools for 168 million children closed for almost a year

UNICEF: Schools for 168 million children closed for almost a year

Due to Covid-19 lockdowns, schools for over 168 million children have been closed for nearly a year, UNICEF announced on Tuesday.

Hundreds of abducted school girls freed in Nigeria

Hundreds of abducted school girls freed in Nigeria

Hundreds of girls abducted from their school in north-western Nigeria have been released, a government official said Tuesday.

UN appeals for 3.85 billion dollars as Yemen faces hunger crisis

UN appeals for 3.85 billion dollars as Yemen faces hunger crisis

The United Nations is calling for funding in an international donor meeting on Monday to save millions of people in Yemen from hunger.

US health regulator approves Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine

US health regulator approves Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 vaccine has been given formal approval by US regulators, making it the third jab available in the country.

Australia’s Victoria to ban single-use plastics by 2023

Australia’s Victoria to ban single-use plastics by 2023

The Australian state of Victoria will ban specific single-use plastics including cutlery and straws by 2023, the state’s minister for environment announced on Saturday.

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