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Tony Allen, legendary drummer known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, passes away at 79
Lifestyle

Tony Allen, legendary drummer known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, passes away at 79

Tony Allen’s drumming was a key part of the rhythmic structure that underpinned the fusion of jazz, funk and West African melodies.

Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates
World

Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates

Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus.

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
India

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims

Bill Gates lists out scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19 in online memo, says 'testing critical to control coronavirus'
Health

Bill Gates lists out scientific advances needed to stop COVID-19 in online memo, says 'testing critical to control coronavirus'

Testing is critical to getting the COVID-19 disease under control and beginning to re-open the economy, says Bill Gates

Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights
World

Lockdowns begin across Africa after COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 in 42 nations; Nigeria shuts all airports to international flights

Meanwhile, two senior representatives in Africa appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s inauguration.

Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'
Business

Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'

The exacting decision by Riyadh to spike production was triggered by the failure on Friday to strike a deal with Russia on a new round of OPEC+ production cuts to arrest swooning oil prices owing to the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: 97 more die in China taking toll to 2,442; WHO experts visit Wuhan city to inspect situation
World

Coronavirus: 97 more die in China taking toll to 2,442; WHO experts visit Wuhan city to inspect situation

On Sunday, a team of WHO experts visited the worst-affected Wuhan city in Hubei province

ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From India's talent depth to rise of Bangladesh and Afghanistan, things we learnt from tournament
First Cricket News

ICC U-19 World Cup 2020: From India's talent depth to rise of Bangladesh and Afghanistan, things we learnt from tournament

As the 2020 edition of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup wraps up, we look at some of the trends which emerged from the marquee tournament

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece
World

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece

It is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch

India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns
India

India recorded highest births on New Year's Day with 67,385 babies born, China holds second spot with 46,299 newborns

China, with 1.43 billion people in 2019, and India, with 1.37 billion, have long been the two most populous countries of the world

Reduced levels of air pollution has dramatically positive effects on people's health
science

Reduced levels of air pollution has dramatically positive effects on people's health

The study found almost immediate and substantial effects on health after air pollution was reduced.

US replaces Kuwait as India's sixth biggest oil supplier; exports 5.4 mn tonnes of crude in April-September 2019
Business

US replaces Kuwait as India's sixth biggest oil supplier; exports 5.4 mn tonnes of crude in April-September 2019

The United States has surpassed Kuwait to become India's sixth-largest oil supplier as it supplied 70 percent more crude to the world's third-largest energy consumer during April-September

Pirates abduct 19 crew members, including 18 Indians and a Turk from crude oil tanker near Nigeria; seven people still on vessel
India

Pirates abduct 19 crew members, including 18 Indians and a Turk from crude oil tanker near Nigeria; seven people still on vessel

The loaded vessel, the Nave Constellation, was attacked 77 nautical miles off Bonny island late on 3 December and the crew, 18 Indians and one Turk, were seized, the official said

Lionheart, Nigeria's first-ever entry at Oscars, disqualified by The Academy for its predominantly English dialogue
Entertainment

Lionheart, Nigeria's first-ever entry at Oscars, disqualified by The Academy for its predominantly English dialogue

Lionheart helmer Genevieve Nnaji and filmmaker Ava DuVernay have criticised The Academy's decision to drop Lionheart from their International Feature Film category.

ICC World T20 Qualifiers: Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands favourites to qualify even as Jersey, Nigeria relish shot at creating history
First Cricket News

ICC World T20 Qualifiers: Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands favourites to qualify even as Jersey, Nigeria relish shot at creating history

The start of the World T20 qualifiers in Dubai will be marred by a trio of UAE cricketers, including captain Mohammed Naveed having been indicted for corruption

ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers: Ireland captain Gary Wilson wants his side to finish at the top; Nigeria, Jersey chase qualification dream
First Cricket News

ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers: Ireland captain Gary Wilson wants his side to finish at the top; Nigeria, Jersey chase qualification dream

Scotland are the highest-ranked team in the competition, with 14 nations vying for six places in the opening round of next year's World T20 in Australia, where they would join Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in attempting to reach the 'Super 12s'.

Ligue 1: PSG confirm Neymar will be out for four weeks after suffering hamstring injury during Brazil friendly
Sports

Ligue 1: PSG confirm Neymar will be out for four weeks after suffering hamstring injury during Brazil friendly

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar will be out for four weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered playing for Brazil, the French club said on Monday.

Neymar's Champions League return in doubt after Brazil forward injures hamstring during international friendly against Nigeria
Sports

Neymar's Champions League return in doubt after Brazil forward injures hamstring during international friendly against Nigeria

The 27-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes against Senegal on Thursday, clutched his hamstring after eight minutes and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho shortly after.

Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart becomes Nigeria's first-ever entry at Oscars: 'Proud to carry the torch'
Entertainment

Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart becomes Nigeria's first-ever entry at Oscars: 'Proud to carry the torch'

Lionheart, directed by Genevieve Nnaji, had its world premiere at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Meghalaya police arrests 14 foreigners, most with Nigerian passports, illegally crossing over into India through Bangladesh
India

Meghalaya police arrests 14 foreigners, most with Nigerian passports, illegally crossing over into India through Bangladesh

As many as 14 foreign nationals, 12 of whom are from Nigeria, have been arrested in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district for entering the country illegally via Bangladesh during the last four days, police said Tuesday