A data scientist, Miss Shingai Manjengwa, has urged Federal Government to entrench Data Science and Application
in secondary school teaching curriculum to guide against unemployment in the next decade.
She made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos, stressing that Data Science and Application should
be made core course in the country’s citadel of higher learning.
She said that the move would protect the country’s youth from being dormant and irrelevant as a result of changes in future global landscape.
Manjengwa, who is the Chief Executive Officer, Fireside Analytic Incorporated, headquarted in Washington, said that based on the current
changes in the landscape as a result of automation, manual works would be performed by robots in the next decade.
She, therefore, stressed the need for government, as well as private technology organisations to prepare Nigerian youths for the future, saying
“50 per cent of jobs were at risk of automation.
“This may lead to massive unemployment, as most manual jobs would be handled by robots.
“For instance, the trucks driven manually would be driven by robots in the next decade.
“To tackle the scenario and the unemployment that would follow, governments around the globe must use Data Science and
Application to fortify youths, empower them to develop more “Applications” that would be useful in the next decade.”
Meanwhile, more than 300,000 learners all over the world have keyed into Fireside Science Analytics courses online to straighten their
Israeli scientists find way to overcome melanoma cells’ drug resistance
Israeli researchers have discovered a new way for overcoming anti-cancer drug resistance in melanoma, the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) said Thursday.
According to world statistics, melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, killing one person every hour, while presenting a rapid resistance to molecular anti-cancer therapies.
A research led by the Technion have found that two proteins, RNF4 and eIF2-alpha, together play a major role in drug resistant melanoma.
The researchers examined melanoma tumors taken from patients that exhibit treatment resistance and found that the cancer-causing proteins (oncoproteins) in them were abnormally stabilized due to high levels of RNF4 that protect them from degradation.
Thus, the team observed that high levels of RNF4 in melanoma tumors correlate with poor prognosis and treatment resistance.
Furthermore, they found that RNF4‘s tumorigenic properties in melanoma, such as growth, formation, and therapy resistance, require the eIF2-alpha protein.
According to the scientists, the elucidation of the RNF4 protein pathway in melanoma and its dependency on eIF2-alpha protein may enable doctors to predict how a patients’ melanoma will respond to targeted therapies, allowing better personalized treatments.
The findings may also lead to new pharmacological treatment to selectively block this pathway, effectively destroying such treatment resistant melanoma tumors.
Israeli scientists directly observe light flow using unique quantum microscope
Israeli researchers have recorded flow of light using a unique quantum microscope, the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) said on Wednesday.
According to the Technion, this is a dramatic breakthrough in the field of quantum science, as a Technion research team directly observed the light trapped inside a photonic crystal.
In this research, published in the journal Nature, all the experiments were performed using a unique ultrafast transmission electron microscope, developed by the Technion.
Using the microscope, the scientists were able to change the color and angle of light that illuminates samples of nano materials and map their interactions with electrons.
“This is the first time we can actually see the dynamics of light while it is trapped in nano materials, rather than relying on computer simulations”, the researchers said.
This breakthrough may have an impact on numerous potential applications, including the design of new quantum materials for storing quantum basic units (bits) with greater stability.
Similarly, it can help improve the sharpness of colors on cell phones, televisions and other kinds of screens.
Gambari’s wealth of experience will move Nigeria to next level-Political scientists
Nigeria Political Science Association (NPSA), an umbrella body for all Political Science lecturers in the country, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, a career diplomat, as his new Chief of Staff (CoS).
NPSA in a statement signed by its National President, Prof. Aloysius Okolie of University of Nigeria, Nsukka and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria , commended Buhari for the appointment.
Okolie said the association received the news of the appointment of Gambari, a distinguished scholar, career diplomat and eminent member of NPSA with great joy and expectations because of his wealth of experience.
“The CoS with his wealth of experience locally and internationally will help to move the country to the next level, “he said.
He noted that Gambari as a lecturer broadened the field of Political Science at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria by establishing International Relations programme.
“Based on his pioneering efforts, International Relations today has become a very attractive discipline to prospective candidates seeking admission in the country.
“His numerous academic contributions, including his vast enriching publications, as head of department and community services earned him promotion to the rank of professor by management of ABU,” he said.
Okolie said it was in view of Gambari’s numerous contributions to NPSA in particular and humanity in general that the association resolved in January to confer on him the award of Fellow of the Academy of Politics.
“This is in recognition and appreciation of his numerous positive contributions to our great discipline in particular and humanity in general, “he said.
The don urged Nigerians to give Gambari maximum support and cooperation as political scientists were hopeful that, this intellectual icon and career diplomat would be a viable asset in engineering and deepening good governance framework in Nigeria.
“NPSA is happy with Gambari’s achievements so far, because he has done the association proud in all positions held locally and internationally, “Okolie said.
Scientists use DNA to unravel Dead Sea Scrolls puzzle mystery
Scientists have begun using DNA testing to piece together the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are made up of thousands of fragments of ancient manuscripts, discovering in the process that some parts have been ordered or paired improperly.
They then passed through many hands. On top of that, most were not found intact. Thanks to those two facts, piecing the more than 25,000 fragments together has been an excruciating puzzle.
But sorting them out has long been considered an important task, for reasons scientific, cultural, historical and religious.
Oded Rechavi of Israel’s Tel Aviv University called the discovery of the two-millennia-old scrolls one of the most important archaeological ones ever made.
For example, the scrolls contain several of the oldest versions of books of the Bible ever found, making them of vital interest to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Rechavi and his colleagues, including Noam Mizrahi, also of Tel Aviv University, and Mattias Jakobsson, of Uppsala University in Sweden, reported their findings in the US science journal Cell on Tuesday.
However, in one case, it proved almost beyond doubt that fragments long thought to belong together were in fact from two different animals – sheep and cow – suggesting they do not belong together at all.
Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)
Iran says scientist flying home after release from United States jail
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Sirous Asgari, an Iranian scientist released from the U.S. prison, is flying back home, state TV reported.
The Iranian scientist was released after being acquitted of charges, the spokesman noted.
Scientists use tree-rings to discover unknown secrets of famous Scottish bell tower
New research into the building of the bell tower of one of Scotland’s most important and oldest churches has uncovered on Monday previously unknown details about its construction as it approaches its 900th anniversary.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) provided funding to investigate the remarkable five-storey timber frame within the bell tower of St Giles’ High Kirk on the Royal Mile, which is part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage site.
The funding enabled expert Dr. Coralie Mills to lead the South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology (SESOD) project, to find the date of the timbers by scientifically counting the tree rings to the exact year they were formed.
The aim of the research was to recover valuable tree-ring data and determine the date of its construction.
Founded in 1124, the church has undergone many additions and alterations over time, particularly in the 19th century.
Dendrochronology, the scientific method of dating tree rings to the exact year they were formed, involved using samples taken from a selection of oak timbers in the bell-frame, which has refined the probable date for completion of the St Giles’ bell tower to between 1460 and 1467.
The testing was able to establish timber in the frame came from trees felled in the winters of 1453/54 and 1459/60.
The research also revealed the timber was sourced from one of the last remaining reserves of old-growth oak timber in Scotland, the Royal Forest of Darnaway, in Morayshire, and that many of the trees would have been over 300 years old when chopped down.
Mills, who carried out the work, said: “Discovering the date and provenance of the timbers in the tower at St Giles’, and allowing new insight into the medieval history of our native woods, has been a highlight of my career as a dendrochronologist in Scotland.
“The mid-15th century was a pivotal time when Scotland turned to Scandinavia for most of its timber supply, but this research shows that Darnaway still had reserves of old-growth oak, by then a very scarce and valuable resource in Scotland. Furthermore, the St Giles‘ timbers match closely with other material from reused timber in the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle, which is also thought to have come from Darnaway.
“These results enhance our understanding of St Giles’ construction history and provide valuable insights into the medieval timber supply in Scotland.”
Dr. Kirsty Owen, deputy head of archaeology at HES said: “This discovery at St Giles’s demonstrates that dendrochronological research has the potential to significantly enhance our understanding of our historic buildings, which in turn will assist in their conservation.”
COVID-19: Nigerian scientists working on preventive vaccines , call for assistance
A group of scientists from different institutions in Nigeria coordinated by the Vice Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, Prof. Kola Oloke, has developed two potential vaccines that could prevent the Coronavirus disease currently ravaging the world.
This is contained in a statement jointly signed on Monday by Oloke, the VC PCU and leaders of the team, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, a Microbiologist, who specialises in Medical Virology (Immunology and Bioinformatics) from Adeleke University, Ede.
Dr Ajayi Folorunsho, a Medical Physiologist with specialization in Pathophysiology from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, also signed the statement.
The statement said that they were spurred into action by the need to rise to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to them, the research work has reached an advanced stage of animal trial experiment, which would help to establish the veracity and efficacy of the vaccines for the prevention of the dreaded disease.
“We have worked extensively by exploring the SARS-CoV-2 genome from African countries to select the best possible potential vaccine candidates.
“After trying out some selected processes of vaccine development, we have been able to choose the best potential vaccine candidates for the SARS-CoV -2 and they have made the possible latent vaccine constructs,” the scientists revealed.
The team pointed out that the research was a collaborative effort of a number of scientists from different institutions/disciplines.
“It was however carried out at the Genomics Research Hub of Helix Biogen Consult in Ogbomoso and jointly funded by Trinity Immunoefficient Laboratory and Helix Biogen Consult owned by Dr Kolawole Oladipo,” the statement read.
It stated that consequently, they have urged other researchers in Africa to rise up to the challenge offered by the period by coming up with more solutions.
It stressed that “The understanding of genetic diversity/variability of the SARS-CoV-2 in Africa, is a very urgent assignment.
“There is a need for African scientists to wake up and provide more solutions to the pandemic specific for Africans.
“Therefore, this study was initiated to make significant scientific contributions to the development of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines”.
It further said as the team prepared for the animal trial experiment of the vaccine billed to commence any moment from now, the researchers expressed joy for the feat achieved.
“The findings from this research have shown the importance of multidisciplinary research efforts in healthcare. We are at the verge of something truly transformational in Nigeria and Africa and by extension, the world at large”
“We are calling for financial assistance from the government and relevant stakeholders, so as to see the efforts through.
“In summary, the team has been able to construct two potential vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 , which should work in a much pretty way to protect the general populace against the novel COVID-19 , if it becomes successful in the animal trial experiments.
“The animal experiment will help us to validate the constructed vaccine, evaluate its effectiveness and safety.
“Therefore, we hereby call for support in various ways from non-governmental and governmental institutions to assist in the next steps of these novel vaccines development,” it stated.
Meanwhile, other key members of the team include Dr Onile Olugbenga, who specialises in Molecular Epidemiology and Immunology from Elizade University, Ondo State, Dr Ariyo Olumuyiwa Elijah, who specialises in Infectious and Tropical Diseases from Federal Medical Centre, Ido, Ekiti State.
Dr Folusho Ajayi, who specialises in Microbial and Molecular Biotechnology from the Massasoit Community College, Brockton, United States, is also part of the research team as well as others not mentioned.
Iran says U.S. blacklisting of 2 nuclear scientists “desperate” attempt
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Thursday that the recent blacklisting of two Iranian nuclear scientists is a “desperate” attempt by the United States to counter Iran’s progress, according to official IRNA news agency.
“Desperate attempt and unwise measure of the U.S. policymakers to sanction two Iranian nuclear scientists is an indication of unceasing hostile approach of Washington against the Iranians,” the AEOI said in a statement.
“Such measures cannot quiver the resolve of the Iranian youth” for the supreme goal of the country, according to the statement carried by IRNA.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington was imposing sanctions on two Iranian scientists, Majid Agha‘i and Amjad Sazgar, who he claimed were leaders of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.
Rwandan scientists conducting research on immunity of recovered COVID-19 patients
Scientists in Rwanda are carrying out research aimed at finding out whether people who recovered from the COVID-19 in the country got specific antibodies to the virus, an official said Monday.
“There is ongoing research to find out whether recovered patients got immunity to the virus, which can help in developing treatment,” Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Center, said in a news program.
Initial tests revealed that some antibodies appear immediately and some are delayed, while other people do not have the antibodies but remain healthy without the virus, he said, adding that health personnel will continue to follow up on recovered patients.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rwanda reached 336 as of Monday, with zero death and 238 recoveries.
- Pakistan’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 90,000
- COVID-19: Sokoto discharges all 101 patients, records 14 deaths
- Active COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria fall below 1,000
- Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra holds first concert after COVID-19 lockdown
- Enugu records 3 more cases of COVID-19
- Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand pledge $100 million to racial equality and social justice
- Makinde flags off construction of commission’s secretariat
- UI postgraduate student murdered in Ibadan
- Mongolia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, 193 in total
- NCDC announces 328 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 11,844
- 5.3-magnitude quake hits 92 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena — USGS
- S.Korea reports 51 more COVID-19 cases, 11,719 in total
- 4 soldiers killed, 17 wounded in clash with rebels in southern Philippines
- Afghan fighting, roadside bomb kill 15 including 11 police in Badakhshan
- Cambodia may lose 3 bln USD in tourism revenue this year due to COVID-19 impact: minister
- Coronavirus pandemic to cost Australia over 348 bln USD over 10 years
- Colombia captures 50 people suspected of plant, animal trafficking
- Biden crosses threshold to clinch Democratic presidential nomination
- United States said diplomatic door with Iran remains open
- India reports highest daily spike of 9,887 cases as total reach 236,657
- Three killed in small plane crash in Southern California
- Britain, EU close new round of trade talks, little progress made
- Small plane crash in United States state of Georgia kills 5
- India’s Maharashtra state crosses grim milestone of 80,000 cases of COVID-19
- New Zealand has no new COVID-19 case for 15 consecutive days
- Bolsonaro threatens to withdraw Brazil from WHO
- New Zealand aims to eliminate COVID-19 against winter odds: ministry
- 6.2-magnitude quake hits Kazakhstan — local department
- People shop at reopened market in Bury, Britain
- 6.2-magnitude quake hits Kazakhstan — local dept. for emergencies
- Lima to host all Peruvian football matches after COVID-19 shutdown
- DPRK to withdraw from inter-Korean liaison office: KCNA
- Chile reports 122,499 COVID-19 cases with 1,448 deaths
- Street markets open for first time since lockdown in Moscow
- People buy fresh spot prawns in Richmond, Canada
- People perform Friday prayer with COVID-19 prevention measures in Amman, Jordan
- United States department store chain J.C. Penney announces to close 154 stores
- Full moon seen in Manila, the Philippines
- Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers over Israeli annexation plans
- Mexico unable to support OPEC with further oil production adjustment: president
- People collect recyclable items at garbage dump site in India
- Indonesian capital eases novel coronavirus-related restrictions
- People participate in anti-racism protest in Toronto, Canada
- People across world protest over death of George Floyd
- World Environment Day marked in Afghanistan
- UN chief asks entire world to change course on environment
- UN Security Council extends authorization of measures to implement arms embargo on Libya
- City in United States Louisiana prepares for approaching tropical system
- New York state governor unveils police reform agenda in wake of George Floyd death
- Feature: Turks become more willing to quit smoking over health concerns amid COVID-19 outbreak
- Trudeau joins anti-racism demonstration in Ottawa
- Fayemi mourns prominent Ekiti leader, Omotosho
- Roundup: FAO, European countries mark World Environment Day by calling for protecting biodiversity
- “The World of Banksy” comes to Prague on exhibition
- UN voices concern over continued fighting in Libya
- COVID-19: Fidelity Bank donates N10m to Kano govt
- WHO warns of risks of COVID-19 explosion in South Asia’s densely-populated region
- Egypt, IMF reach 5.2-bln-USD credit deal to help Egypt against COVID-19 consequences
- COVID-19: Oyo CAN cautions Christians against flouting govt. directives
- Spotlight: United States jobless rate drops in May as economy reopens, road to recovery likely bumpy
- Head of Al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali by French forces: minister
- World Environment Day: Plateau commissioner decries indiscriminate dumping of waste
- Explosion hits northeastern Syria, killing 2 children
- Feature: Chinese bus company commits to keeping Cuban drivers safe during COVID-19 pandemic
- Abolishing agreements with Israel not to affect ICC’s probe in Palestinian territories: official
- NNPC alerts on fake diesel, urges motorists to avoid use
- UN preparing for gradual reopening of headquarters in New York: spokesman
- Polio eradication expertise backs Africa’s COVID-19 response –WHO
- Cate Blanchett reveals ‘a bit of a chainsaw accident’
- Greek gov’t aims for one in three new vehicles to be electric by 2030
- Lagos govt. charges religious centres on ”No face mask, No entry” guideline
- Whoopi Goldberg teams with Extinction Rebellion for climate change movie
- Gov. Makinde inaugurates Marble Mining Company board
- Churches, mosques remain shut as Ogun govt. studies re-opening guidelines
- German gov’t supports local fleece manufacturer to boost face mask production
- NiDCOM a major economic asset to Nigeria, says House Committee chair
- YSFON appreciates Gov. AbdulRazaq as he marks 365 days in office
- Light-Up Kwara: Company says project 90% completed, no dispute with Kwara Govt
- Buhari, Folarin mourn Oyo politician, Adelere
- Removal of fuel subsidy, price-fixing excites Atiku
- FG to enhance legal framework for Nigeria’s digital identity – Malami
- WHO excites over $8.8bn vaccine donation to GAVI
- PLSG rolls out activities to commemorate Democracy Day
- Finnish researchers depict full gene structure of Nordic reindeer
- Lagos Police arrest man kissing minor in viral video
- Rape: Coalition wants establishment of DNA to enhance investigation
- German police attempt to break up anti-racism rally in Hamburg
- House of Representatives set to investigate privatisation of power sector
- Iraq signs 2-year deal to continue importing electricity from Iran
- Trump directs United States troops reduction in Germany: media
- Control of COVID-19 through waste management, our priority – Gombe commissioner
- Greece officials, shipowners expect closer ties with China
- Lebanese gov’t to inject 400 mln USD to support industry, agriculture
- Oman reports 770 new COVID-19 cases, 15,086 in total
- Buhari approves Danbatta’s reappointment as NCC’s boss, says Minister
- Diri calls for joint action from Niger-Delta governors for cleaner environment
- EU to launch 8 new environmental actions with local groups in Lebanon
- COVID-19: WHO publishes updated guidance on use of masks
- Dortmund’s Sancho, Akanji, fined for getting haircuts without face masks
- COVID-19: Refugee Commission distributes farm inputs to 100 farmers in Kano
- LASWA to improve response time to emergencies — GM
- Urgent: 5.0-magnitude quake hits 514 km WNW of Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen — USGS
- 2030 Agenda: NSE boss urges West Africa to embrace green bond finance
- China, Serbia sign memorandum on space technology
- 20 ships laden with petroleum products, food items awaiting to berth — NPA
- Israel exploits United States partiality, coronavirus to impose annexation plan: Palestinian official
- Man, 27, arraigned over alleged assault
- Remain vigilant on COVID-19, group urges govt, public
- Cairo airport to receive 23 flights carrying Egyptians stranded abroad amid COVID-19 pandemic
- World Environment Day: NNPC expresses commitment to biodiversity
- World Bank to fund Maputo urban transformation project
- World Environment Day: Oyetola warns Osun residents against environmental degradation
- Africa’s COVID-19 cases over 168,000 – WHO
- WHO recommends wider use of face masks to curb COVID-19
- COVID-19: Red Cross supports 20,000 vulnerable households in 4 states
- Hundreds join “Black Lives Matter” march in Lithuanian capital
- Court acquits man, 52, of attempted homosexuality
- Washington mayor asks Trump to remove federal forces
- Denmark to gradually ease social gathering ban
- Police in Adamawa kill 2 suspected cattle rustlers, recover 15 cows, 171 sheep, rifle
- Vietnam league restarts with packed crowds as coronavirus risk abates
- Ethiopia to plant millions of trees in spite COVID-19 pandemic
- Osun Govt mobilising available resources against COVID-19- Deputy Governor
- EU countries agree on coordinated, non-discriminatory lifting of travel ban
- Turks protest in Istanbul against police killing of unarmed United States black man
- African innovators launch platform to enhance linkage with industry
- Kebbi Assembly tours abandoned projects
- Ekiti Police Command parades 11 suspects
- Florence mayor calls for help for city revival
- Roundup: Palestinians hold mass rallies against 53 years of Israeli occupation
- Delta Govt. appoints state index, Austin Eruotor, as COVID-19 ambassador
- COVID-19: OYSG to open 100-bed isolation centre in Saki
- Ondo varsity says no staff tested positive for COVID-19
- UN launches new climate initiative on World Environment Day
- Albanian president appeals for more efforts on environment protection
- Ghana’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000
- Kenya’s tourism stakeholders mull safety measures amid COVID-19 pandemic
- Make Lagos more natural, greening, Expert urges Govt, corporate bodies
- Germany’s GDP to shrink by 7 pct in 2020: central bank
- United States withdraws plans to ban Chinese airlines
- I-G deploys detectives to unravel bank, police station attack in Kogi
- Profit taking: Nigeria stock market down N155bn
- COVID-19: NGO takes sensitization campaign to market, community, women leaders in Kaduna
- Ghana holds memorial event to honor George Floyd
- Hong Kong’s status as int’l financial center not to be affected: HKEX chief
- UNEP says investing in biodiversity protection to help post-COVID-19 recovery
- Interview: CABI expert sees “strong commitment” in ecological conservation in China
- D.C. mayor asks Trump to withdraw federal law enforcement, troops dealing with protests
- Dissolution of Zamfara LG councils unconstititional – APC
- German gov’t supports local fleece manufacturer to boost face mask production
- LASG calls for preservation, restoration of Biodiversity
- FCT COVID-19 team says has not abandoned duty
- COVID-19: 80 Kwara Rapid Response officers test negative – Commissioner
- One new coronavirus death confirmed in Spain
- Chinese workforce solutions provider Quhuo files for United States IPO
- Kenya pledges to expand green areas
- COVID-19: Enugu Govt calls for prayers, as religious group donates palliative
- COVID-19: Coalition private sector donations given to isolation centres
- Police arrest curfew violators conveying 91 passengers, 24 goats, 14 motorcycles in Kaduna
- Group decries loss of over N5m worth of rice to movement restriction
- Roundup: Experts root for deepening South-South cooperation in fight against COVID-19
- Finnish gov’t strengthens role of public healthcare in reform
- COVID-19: Lagos begins home-based treatment of patients in 2 weeks
- Libya’s UN-backed government reports new advances against rivals
- Air Chief urges pioneer NAF nurses to be discipline, proficient
- Chinese advised against traveling to Australia
- Muslims attend Juma’at in Osogbo after weeks of worship centers shutdown
- 1st LD: UK COVID-19 deaths top 40,000 as another 357 patients die
- Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 infections rises to 1,312
- Police command in Ogun arrests lovers for faking kidnap
- Runsewe advocates use of culture as therapy against COVID-19
- Airline SAS to resume more flights to Europe after COVID-19 halt
- Paris police ban protests at United States Embassy, citing health restrictions
- UK, EU need to conclude negotiation “in good time”: UK chief Brexit negotiator
- Singapore to build vaccine manufacturing capacity in fight against COVID-19: PM
- S. African president promises to address staff shortages in COVID-19 epicenter
- World Evironment Day: Kano State Govt. to promote policy on environment and pollution
- Filed bankruptcies in Germany see moderate increase: IWH
- Beijing lowers COVID-19 emergency response to third level
- Kenya bans single-use plastic in parks, public spaces
- Expert urges journalists to embrace data journalism
- Saudi Arabia to re-impose strict measures against COVID-19 in Jeddah
- Life coach counsels mothers on official work, child care
- Canada’s unemployment rate hits record high in May
- Roundup: Tech giants to help boost output of antigen test kits as Japan ramps up testing methods
- Construction accident kills 2 in Ghana
- Nigeria will miss late Olumilua’s wealth of experience – Ekiti Rep
- UN-backed gov’t announces takeover of rival army’s last stronghold in western Libya
- Seven killed in shooting in United States state of Alabama
- 2nd LD Writethru: United States unemployment rate drops slightly in May as economy reopens
- Singapore reports 261 more COVID-19 cases
- 13 vessels expected at Delta ports- NPA
- Air traffic at Morocco airports down 12.6 pct in Q1
- Switzerland pledges support in protection of vulnerables, girls in Nigeria
- Foundation seeks declaration of state of emergency on sexual, gender-based violence
- Finnish finance minister announces resignation
- Matawalle dissolves, reappoints local council chairmen as sole administrators in Zamfara
- Tokyo 2020 vice president unsure whether Games can be held in 2021
- Dearth in javelin talent worries Yego as he aims for Tokyo gold
- Germany’s biggest health insurer reports rise in prescription drug spending before lockdown