New COVID-19 post-death testing explained

In line with a directive issued by the World Health Organisation, the Western Cape Department of Health has announced that all sudden deaths or those which occur at home will need to be tested for Covid-19. “Mortality due to Covid-19 is an important population-based measure of the pandemic. When testing[…]

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Belarus election challenger Tikhanovskaya flees to Lithuania

The main challenger in Belarus’s disputed presidential election has fled to Lithuania after a second night of street clashes between police and opposition supporters left a protester dead. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who refused to concede her defeat against President Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s vote, had arrived in the neighbouring country and[…]

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Student protesters, royalists hold rival rallies in Thailand

Thousands have joined an anti-government demonstration at a university in Thailand, the largest such protest by students, challenging the government and conservative establishment even as royalist rivals held their own rally. About 3,000 to 4,000 protesters chanted “Long live democracy” at Thammasat University on the outskirts of Bangkok on Monday[…]

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Gandhi’s iconic glasses go on sale in UK

A “rare and important” pair of iconic glasses worn by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi look set to sell for tens of thousands of pounds after a British auction house put them up for sale on Monday. The gold-plated spectacles were stuffed through the letterbox of East Bristol Auctions in[…]

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