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Coronavirus: We’re suffering – Ghanaian student in China cries

A Ghanaian student trapped in China, the country at the centre of the fatal coronavirus, have issued an urgent plea to President Akufo-Addo, for him and other students to be evacuated. In an emotional letter to Ghanaian authorities, Kabu Nartey, noted how other countries, including USA, France and Japan, had …

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Coronavirus disease named Covid-19

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000. Tens …

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Wizard mysteriously trapped inside a locked car [photos]

Wonders never cease to end, as people of Ikhuewn community, BeninCity, Edo state are yet to come to terms with the story of an acclaimed wizard who got trapped inside a locked car. Residents catching a glimpse of the alleged wizard trapped in the car The wizard, identified as Success, …

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Oil rises from 13-month low as new virus cases slow

Oil rose to $54 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from a 13-month low as the number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China, easing some concerns about lengthy destruction of oil demand. The death toll climbed above 1,000 on Tuesday, while the number of new confirmed cases fell. The epidemic …

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Equifax: US charges four Chinese military officers over huge hack

The US has charged four Chinese military officers over the huge cyber-attack on credit rating giant Equifax. More than 147 million Americans were affected in 2017 when hackers stole sensitive personal data including names and addresses. Some UK and Canadian customers were also affected. Announcing the indictments, Attorney General William …

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Coronavirus kills 97 in deadliest day so far

The number of people killed by the new coronavirus rose by 97 on Sunday, the highest number of casualties in a day. The total number of deaths in China is now 908 – but the number of newly-infected people per day has stabilised. Across China, 40,171 people are infected while …

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Rampaging soldier kills 20 in Thailand before being shot dead

A soldier who killed 20 people in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima has been shot dead by the security forces, Thai police say. Jakraphanth Thomma on Saturday killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp. The suspect continued his attack on the …

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