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The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto...

The death toll from catastrophic floods in western Germany and Belgium has risen to more than 100, local authorities have said, as emergency services continued their search for hundreds still missing. “I...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has inaugurated its embassy in Israel, less than a year after the two countries announced they would establish formal diplomatic relations. The embassy is situated in the...

Pope Francis has been seen leaving hospital in Rome, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove half his colon. A car carrying the 84-year-old was spotted leaving Gemelli Polytechnic hospital in the...

The death toll from the violence and looting that have scourged South Africa for several days has risen to 32, with the announcement of 22 more deaths on Tuesday morning by the premier of Kwazulu-Natal...

The South African military said on Monday it was deploying soldiers in two provinces, including its economic hub of Johannesburg, to help police cope with looting and arson attacks on businesses. Soldiers...

South Africa’s Constitutional Court will this Monday review the 15-month jail sentence handed to Jacob Zuma for contempt of court. The former head of state, who has been in prison since Wednesday,...

According to the World Health Organisation, the worst is yet to come as the third wave of Covid-19 gathers pace on the continent. Africa has just lived through its most devastating week of the pandemic. The...

Haitian police have arrested 15 Colombians and two Haitian Americans suspected of involvement with the assassination of Haitian President, Jovenel Moise, officials announced Thursday. At least 28 people...

South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma turned himself in to the police early Thursday morning to begin serving a prison sentence for contempt of court. Prison authorities confirmed that Zuma “has...

Megaship the MV Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March, weighed anchor Wednesday following a compensation deal between Egypt and the vessel’s Japanese owner after having been...

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated Wednesday in an attack on his residence, the country’s acting prime minister, Claude Joseph, said in a statement tweeted by Haiti’s Embassy in...

At least 45 people have died after a Philippine Air Force plane crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, as rescue and recovery operations continue amid the country’s worst military air disaster...

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma wwho was ordered by country’s apex court to surrender himself to start a 15-month jail term for contempt, on Sunday said he would not be doing so...

After nearly 20 years, the U.S. military has left the Bagram Airfield, the epicenter of its war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. Two...

South Africa’s top court on Thursday cleared President Cyril Ramaphosa of lying to parliament about a donation to his 2017 election campaign. The court’s decision quashed a critical report...

In the face of apparent pressure from the UN, Ethiopia declared a unilateral ceasefire in Tigray on Monday. This  came even as rebels claimed they had retaken the regional capital of Mekelle. In a statement,...

Somalia’s political leaders have agreed to hold a long-delayed presidential election on October 10. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Mohammed Hussein Roble’s office on Tuesday, following...

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday officially granted China a malaria-free certification. This was considered as a token of celebration of the country’s successful elimination of the disease...

The World Bank has raised its forecast of China’s economic growth this year to 8.5 per cent. This is an improvement on the bank’s earlier projection of 8.1 per cent. The global banker also...