UK Prime MinisterBoris Johnson announced on Wednesday that health restrictions related to the Covid pandemic, including passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be dropped. LondonThe Epoch Times reported that Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be ended at the end of March as the “pandemic becomes endemic” ... .
ACCRA. At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck carrying explosives collided with a motorcycle, the government said ... Out of 59 people injured, 42 are receiving treatment in hospitals or health centres and "some are in critical condition", Nkrumah added ... .
Analysts in the United States said on Wednesday that PresidentJoe Biden should have done things differently in his first year in office, and that, despite constraints, most of his political "wounds" were of his own doing. During a Brookings Institution webinar with the theme "Biden's first year ... .
Adele (AFP). LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A tearful Adele postponed her Las Vegas residency Thursday, a day before it was due to begin. The Grammy Award-winning superstar said her sold-out show was not ready, blaming “delivery delays and Covid.”. “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she said in a video posted to Instagram ... .
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that reopening schools for girls across the country was their responsibility and not due to world pressure ... Muneer said that getting an education is the right of girls and the Taliban government has the responsibility to provide it ... He however, did not mention a date of the reopening ... .
The US has charged four Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy over the diversion of a passenger plane to Minsk last May. Prosecutors allege the officials used a false bomb threat to divert a Ryanair flight to the Belarus capital, where opposition journalist Roman Protasevich and his partner were detained ... .
A 31-year-old doctor from Surrey, England who was visiting Georgia was fatally shot while lying in bed in the middle of the night. Dr Matthew Wilson died from a gunshot wound to the head after a bullet was fired into his apartment from a different building on Sunday, police in Brookhaven said...read full story. .
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has “absolutely nothing” to do with race ... The court declined to provide demographic information ... ___ ... ___ ... Source .