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Museveni extends 35-year rule with poll win in Uganda

Museveni extends 35-year rule with poll win in Uganda

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, extending his 35-year rule after an election which took place under heavy security and an internet blackout, and which his main rival said was marred by fraud and violence.

India starts vaccine drive as it battles world’s second-largest Covid caseload

India starts vaccine drive as it battles world’s second-largest Covid caseload

India kicked off one of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drives yesterday as the pandemic spread at a record pace and global Covid-19 deaths surged past 2mn.

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia earthquake

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia earthquake

Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors yesterday after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings, as monsoon rains lashed the disaster-struck region.

Nepal team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

Nepal team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

A team of Nepali climbers made history on Saturday after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, on the same afternoon a Spanish mountaineer fell and died lower down the perilous peak

Ethiopia denies its military aircraft crossed border into Sudan

Ethiopia denies its military aircraft crossed border into Sudan

Ethiopia has denied a Sudanese allegation that an Ethiopian military aircraft crossed the border into Sudan.

Pakistan approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Pakistan approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Pakistan, the health minister said on Saturday, making it the first coronavirus vaccine to get the green light for use in the South Asian country.

Taliban praise continued US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban praise continued US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Taliban welcomed the latest withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan with the insurgents' spokesman Saturday calling the continued reduction of American forces a ‘good advancement’ ...

Uganda's Museveni wins sixth term, rival alleges fraud

Uganda's Museveni wins sixth term, rival alleges fraud

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni held a commanding lead in Uganda's presidential election according to partial results on Saturday morning, with final results expected later in the day ...

Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants cross border into Guatemala

Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants cross border into Guatemala

At least 4,500 Honduran migrants pushed past police and crossed into Guatemala Friday night, passing the first hurdle of a journey north they hope will take them to a better life in the United States.

US carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration

US carries out 13th and final execution under Trump administration

The US government early on Saturday carried out the 13th and final federal execution under President Donald Trump's administration, just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office ...

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters seek asylum in the US

Five Hong Kong democracy protesters who reportedly fled to Taiwan have arrived in the United States intending to seek asylum, an activist group said on Saturday.

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