Moscow to expand metro facial recognition network

MOSCOW (AFP) – Moscow authorities have allocated more than US$10 million (S$13.2 million) to purchase and install across the city’s sprawling metro system high-definition cameras that can recognise faces and…

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Russia jails man for eight years for handing over secrets to China, Russian news agency reports

MOSCOW (REUTERS) – A Russian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison on Thursday (Feb 25) after finding him guilty of state treason for allegedly handing over secrets…

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Myanmar police block students from joining protests against military coup

Supporters and opponents of Myanmar’s military clashed on the streets of Yangon on Thursday as authorities blocked students from leaving their campus to march, a day after a first flurry…

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Over 1.3 million Texans still facing water issues as power grid operator faces probe

More than 1.3 million people across over 200 counties in Texas still had issues with their water supply by Wednesday, but that was down sharply from recent days, a spokesman…

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Health Ministry justifies demolition of KATH’s MBU

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has justified the demolition of the Mother and Baby Unit project at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) that had been abandoned for 45 years.…

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Vetting: Amewu apologises for ‘I will kill you all’ comment [Audio]

Amewu was hooted at by the NDC MPs Minister-designate for Railways, John Peter Amewu, has rendered an unqualified apology for a comment he made in Parliament when the House turned…

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Maiden KAIPTC, AGI Dialogue Series to focus on AfCFTA opportunities, prospects and challenges

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in collaboration with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), the Federal Government of Germany, and Norway government is organising the maiden edition of the…

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It is unfortunate that Mahama dragged us to court over innocuous mistake – EC’s lawyers file closing address

The lawyers of the Electoral Commission (EC), first respondent in the ongoing petition hearing say it is unfortunate that they were dragged to court by the NDC’s 2020 Presidential Candidate,…

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CARE and Cargill celebrate decade of impact in West Africa cocoa industry in new report

CARE and Cargill have released a report detailing the footprint of their partnership on the West African cocoa industry over the last decade. Titled “A Decade of Impact in Cocoa…

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London’s Heathrow Airport reports a £2 billion loss

London’s Heathrow Airport has reported a £2 billion ($2.8 billion) loss over the past year. In its annual results, published on Wednesday, bosses at the airport said its passenger numbers…

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OPEC+ to weigh modest oil output boost at meeting

OPEC+ oil producers will discuss a modest easing of oil supply curbs from April given a recovery in prices. This is coming, although some suggest holding the oil production steady…

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Kenyan bourse deploys system to boost bond trading

Other entrants include the London Stock Exchange Group, China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation and Tunis Stock Exchange among others/FILE Kenya’s Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has deployed an automated system…

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Mozambique receives its first batch of Chinese Sinopharm vaccines

Quality inspectors on Sinovac vaccine production lines use digital technology platforms to monitor the quality and efficiency of vaccine packaging on December 20. Photos: Li Hao/Global Times A batch of…

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Algeria receives donation of Chinese Sinopharm vaccines

Photo taken on Sept. 6, 2020, at the special area for public health and epidemic prevention of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services shows inactivated COVID-19 vaccines…

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Egypt approves Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use

The Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) approved Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Egypt, the country’s drug regulator said in a statement on Wednesday. Mahmoud Yassin, head of…

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South African experts dispel fake news on COVID-19

South African Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande and other experts on Wednesday dispelled the COVID-19 related fake news including that the 5G causes COVID-19. Nzimande made…

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