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- Uganda’s long-time leader Yoweri Museveni declared election winneron 2021-01-17 at 00:31
But his main rival Bobi Wine cries foul, alleging vote-rigging and saying he’s fearful for his safety.
- Biden inauguration: All 50 US states on alert for armed protestson 2021-01-17 at 00:21
National Guard troops from across the country descend on Washington DC amid tightened security.
- Thousands of migrants cross Guatemala in US-bound caravanon 2021-01-17 at 00:06
The migrant caravan is heading towards the US to escape an economy battered by the pandemic and hurricanes. They are headed towards Mexico, where the government has already deployed security forces and riot police.
- The man startling millions of starlings with laserson 2021-01-17 at 00:00
During starling season in winter, up to four million of the birds descend on Rome, covering streets and vehicles with their droppings.
- Lekki toll gate shootings: What really happened?on 2021-01-17 at 00:00
Mayeni Jones investigates what happened when the army opened fire on protesters in Lagos in October.
- Uganda vote not 100% free, credible, election observer sayson 2021-01-16 at 23:54
Charity Kalebbo Ahimbisibwe, the head of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda, says she does not believe that the 2021 elections for president and parliament were free, fair and credible.
- US braces for potential violence ahead of Joe Biden inaugurationon 2021-01-16 at 23:14
Donald Trump supporters are expected to protest in Washington DC and at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to Joe Biden taking the oath of the office on Wednesday.
- SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ engine test ends earlyon 2021-01-16 at 22:41
A critical engine test for Nasa’s new “megarocket” – the Space Launch System (SLS) – ends early.
- Covid-19: France begins 6pm curfewon 2021-01-16 at 22:37
Prime Minister Jean Castex said the measures would be in place for at least 15 days.
- Thousands in France stage fresh protests against law that would restrict filming of policeby NEWS WIRES on 2021-01-16 at 21:34
Tens of thousands of protesters marched across France Saturday to denounce a security bill critics say would restrict the filming of police and posting images to social media, notably to document cases of police brutality.
- Nearly 50 players to lose Australian Open practice time due to Covid-19by NEWS WIRES on 2021-01-16 at 18:04
Forty-seven players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after passengers on two charter flights that brought them to Melbourne tested positive for Covid-19.
- Nepali climbers make history with winter summit of K2 mountainon 2021-01-16 at 18:02
Till now, K2 was the only mountain higher than 8,000m not to be conquered in winter.
- Mount Semeru: Erupting volcano spews ash above Indonesia’s Java islandon 2021-01-16 at 17:43
Mount Semeru has erupted, pouring volcanic matter miles into the air and placing locals on alert.
- Germany sends Alexei Navalny transcripts to Moscow in poisoning probeon 2021-01-16 at 17:38
Germany’s government called for a thorough probe in Russia into the activist’s poisoning. A Justice Ministry spokesman said the Kremlin had the clothing, blood and tissue samples necessary to carry out an investigation.
- ICYMI: Spacing out and a famous frozen waterfallon 2021-01-16 at 16:51
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- ‘Survivor of the Chinese Gulag’: Uighur refugee in France recounts her ordealby Stéphanie TROUILLARD on 2021-01-16 at 16:01
After three harrowing years in Chinese re-education camps, Gulbahar Haitiwaji, a Uighur woman who had been lured back to China from France only to be arrested, interrogated and abused, recounts her ordeal in a just published book.
- Nepali mountaineers make first K2 winter ascenton 2021-01-16 at 15:45
The first-ever winter scaling of K2 in Pakistan goes to 10 Nepalese Sherpas. The world’s second-highest peak, known as the "savage mountain," ranks as more dangerous than Everest.
- Tennis stars’ arrival angers stranded Australianson 2021-01-16 at 15:32
Players are flown in ahead of the Australian Open while thousands of citizens are waiting to return.
- Stories of lockdown in China’s Hebei province after fresh Covid-19 outbreakon 2021-01-16 at 15:27
The January 2 discovery of a cluster of coronavirus infections in Shijiazhuang, the capital of China’s northern Hebei province, has led to China’s most severe Covid-19 outbreak in five months, with 463 reported active infections in the province as of January 14 and one death. Authorities have placed the province’s three major cities, Shijiazhuang, Xingtai and Langfang, under lockdown starting from last week. However, videos posted on Chinese social media reveal differing quarantine experiences, as the authorities proceed with a more localised lockdown approach.
- France goes under nationwide 6pm curfew as Covid-19 death toll surpasses 70,000by NEWS WIRES on 2021-01-16 at 15:04
Cities, towns and villages across France were practically empty on Saturday as residents stayed home and businesses shut to observe a nationwide curfew intended to help stem the spread of coronavirus, especially a more infectious variant.
- Indonesia quake: Rescuers race against clock to find survivorson 2021-01-16 at 14:24
The quake on Sulawesi island has left dozens dead and injured, with many more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
- Iran test-fires ballistic missiles at ‘hypothetical’ enemy shipson 2021-01-16 at 13:42
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has test-fired anti-warship ballistic missiles against targets in the Indian Ocean as they wrapped up a two-day military exercise.
- Ugandan President Museveni wins sixth term as vote rigging allegedby FRANCE 24 on 2021-01-16 at 13:10
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni won a decisive re-election victory on Saturday, elections officials said, but his main rival Bobi Wine alleged widespread fraud and said citizens should reject the result.
- Uganda: Yoweri Museveni declared winner amid election fraud allegationson 2021-01-16 at 13:10
Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term as president of Uganda while his main challenger, Bobi Wine, has countered with allegations of vote-rigging. Museveni warned people not to "cause chaos."
- How Trump’s policies will mark a generationon 2021-01-16 at 12:42
Donald Trump’s presidency may be coming to an end, but he has changed the course of US politics — and his impact will be felt for generations.
- Coronavirus digest: Germany reaches 1 million vaccine doseson 2021-01-16 at 12:12
The number was reached as officials consider tougher measures. Brazil’s air force delivered oxygen supplies to the jungle state of Amazonas. Follow DW for the latest.
- Armin Laschet elected leader of Merkel’s CDU partyon 2021-01-16 at 12:11
Centrist Armin Laschet is now in a good position to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s chancellor.
- Coronavirus: China builds hospital in 5 days after virus surgeon 2021-01-16 at 11:02
Hit by a new wave of coronavirus cases, China has finished a 1,500-room temporary hospital in a city south of Beijing.