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Mongolian schools to begin summer vacation earlier due to COVID-19 surge

Mongolia Ministry of Education and Science announced Thursday that general educational schools and kindergartens would begin summer vacation earlier than usual due to  COVID-19 surge. Kindergarten and primary school students would be on summer...

Germany bans Islamist organisation, Ansaar International

Germany has banned the Islamist organisation Ansaar International and several of its sub-organisations. “The network finances terrorism worldwide with donations,’’ Steve Alter, spokesman for Germany’s Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer tweeted on Wednesday.

China urges Philippines to respect China’s sovereignty over Huangyan Island

 China on Tuesday urged the Philippines to earnestly respect China’s sovereignty and jurisdiction over the Huangyan Island, and stop taking actions that may complicate the situation in the region. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang...

Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce, but will work together at foundation

Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates said on Monday that they were ending their marriage after 27 years. The pair disclosed this in a joint statement posted on Twitter by the Microsoft founder.

Half a million enterprises in S China’s Guangdong gain access to cloud services

In South China's Guangdong Province, more and more enterprises are hopping on the fast train of smart manufacturing. As of the end of March, over 15,000 industrial enterprises had started digital transformation through industrial internet, while more...

China establishes e-commerce cooperation mechanisms with 22 countries

In recent years, countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have constantly enhanced policy communication and coordination to benefit cooperation in and sound development of e-commerce, with the number of countries that have established bilateral...

China strengthens data protection in facial recognition

By Wang Jingyue, People’s Daily Overseas Edition China has enhanced efforts to ensure data security in facial recognition as the technology has raised increasing concerns over users’ privacy and information leakage while being more...

Son of late Chad president to take over as military head

Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno the son of the late Chad’s slain president is expected to be announce as the presdeint of the country after the death of his father on Tuesday. Mahamat Idriss Deby...

New York governor should resign if sexual misconduct allegation confirmed – Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden told ABC News that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign if allegations that he sexually harassed and assaulted women were confirmed by an ongoing investigation. When asked if he...

Biden inaugural rehearsal evacuated amid fire near U.S. Capitol

Participants at a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were evacuated from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday after a fire broke out near the building, according to officials. With tensions...
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Wet Season Farming: FG to distribute farm inputs to farmers

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers for...
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COVID-19: NCDC records 1 death, 44 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported one more death in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths...

Attack on Abia INEC office needless, says Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has condemned the attack on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia...

Eid-el-Fitr: Northern governors urge prayers, peace

The Northern Governors Forum has called for more prayers for the unity, peace and progress of the nation, as Muslim faithful mark...

Eld el-Fitr: Ondo residents will feel our presence everywhere – police

Ondo State Police Command has assured residents of the state of adequate security during and after Eid el-Fitr celebration.