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 Ukrainian health minister Maksym Stepanov speaks with Anna Ilina, a member of the Ukrainian Olympic shooting team as she receives a dose of Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine in Kiev. Photograph: Volodymyr Petrov

The Olympic Games and IOC are rarely far from controversy. Rio had its fair share and from the polluted water and the doping scandals to the US swimme(...)

Mandatory quarantine: Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza is the first hotel being used under the scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

We have a mandatory quarantine system in place now, don’t we? Yes. The booking system is now open, with the quarantine hotels themselves ope(...)

President John Magufuli: called on  citizens for three days of prayer to defeat unnamed “respiratory diseases” amid warnings that the country is seeing a deadly resurgence in infections. Photograph: AP

Dorothy Gwajima, Tanzania’s health minister, held a Covid-19 press briefing this month that looked more like a cooking show. Brandishing a blender as(...)

Paul Rusesabagina  in Washington, DC, in January, 2016. Photograph: Marvin Joseph/Washington Post via Getty Images

He was lauded as a hero during the grim days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, credited with saving the lives of more than 1,200 people he sheltered at hi(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health and Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group a Covid -19 update on Thursday. Phtograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A further 23 deaths of Covid-19 patients were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) on Friday. Two of the deaths occurred in (...)

The Helix mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in DCU. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times.

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Ireland’s nursing homes is almost complete with the scheme now expanded to included congregat(...)

A man reads the Sunday Vision newspaper whose front page shows a portrait of Uganda’s re-elected president, Yoweri Museveni. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Access to social media has been reinstated in Uganda, nearly one month after it was first cut off, though Facebook remains blocked. “We apologise for(...)

Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas: ‘very, very important’ if the US could rejoin the Paris Agreement. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

European leaders have pinned their hopes on a reset in relations following the United States presidential election, with some politicians rushing to c(...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza: he refused to step down after two terms. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Burundians responsible for serious human rights violations continue to enjoy impunity despite the death of the previous president, according to a Unit(...)

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