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Tunisian PM dismisses 5 ministers from gov’t

Tunisian head of government Hichem Mechichi on Monday decided to remove five ministers from their duties, said the government in a statement.

4 killed in building collapse in Egypt’s capital

At least four were killed in a two-storey building collapse on Monday in Shoubra district in the heart of the Egyptian capital Cairo, state-run Ahram website reported.

Children found affected by long-term COVID-19 symptoms in Sweden

More than 200 children have been diagnosed with long-term COVID-19 symptoms here, statistics by Swedish Television (SVT) showed Monday.

Armenia’s public debt approaches 80%, making default possible

A very dangerous tendency is forming in Armenia today, according to Armenian economic expert Artashes Ter-Hovhannisyan who was answering the question of how appropriate it is to be proud of the buildup of external debt.

Malawi president fires disaster commissioner, COVID-19 task force chair

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has fired the commissioner for the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) and a co-chairperson of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for failing to demand accountability on funds spent on fighting the pandemic.

Japan’s GDP contracts real 4.8 pct in 2020 amid pandemic

Japan's economy shrank 4.8 percent in real terms in 2020 from a year earlier, marking the second sharpest contraction since record keeping began, owing to the adverse effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the government said in a report Monday. 

U.K. backs Biden over call for China to release COVID-19 data

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed U.S. President Joe Biden’s call for China to make available raw data relating the outbreak of COVID-19.

Nigeria says kills 2 Boko Haram commanders

Nigerian security forces have killed two of the most wanted Boko Haram terrorist leaders in the northeast state of Borno, the army has said.

12 more bodies retrieved from glacier tragedy in north India

As many as 12 bodies were retrieved during Sunday from the glacier burst site in north India, taking the total number of bodies recovered so far to 50, confirmed an official at the local disaster management office.

Over 150 injured in 7.3-magnitude quake in northeastern Japan

More than 150 people were reported injured on Sunday after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit northeastern Japan late Saturday night.

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