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The hit 1990s US TV show Frasier, which starred Kelsey Grammer as a pedantic psychiatrist with his own radio show, is set to return. Grammer confirmed the show’s revival saying: “I gleefully anticipate sharing the next chapter in the continuing journey of Dr Frasier Crane.” There has been no confirmation that other members of the […]

Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. The World Health Organization (WHO) programme aims to ensure that vaccines are shared fairly among all nations. Covax is aiming to deliver about two billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines globally by the end of the year. Many rich nations, who […]

The newly-appointed head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has told the BBC that vaccine protectionism must be overcome to solve the pandemic. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said “a phenomenon where rich countries are vaccinating their populations and poor countries have to wait” must be avoided. In recent weeks, several countries have tried to prevent the export […]

Egypt’s Al Ahly equalled their best-ever finish at the Fifa Club World Cup when defeating South American champions Palmeiras after their third-place play-off ended goalless. Captain and goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy was Al Ahly’s hero in the shoot-out, saving Felipe Melo’s penalty to ensure that the African champions won 3-2 in Qatar. El Shenawy had […]

Namibia’s national carrier Air Namibia has decided to suspend all operations, cancelling all of its flights and grounding its aircraft with immediate effect. The airline urged all customers to cancel reservations and request refunds. The announcement leaves more than 600 employees without jobs, the state-owned New Era newspaper reported. It had been a cabinet decision […]

The parents of a man who killed himself last year have filed a lawsuit against trading app Robinhood over his death. The lawsuit, first reported by CBS News, said 20-year-old Alex Kearns mistakenly believed he owed $730,000 (£530,000) when he took his own life. Dan and Dorothy Kearns say their son was unable to get […]

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new one-year contract with Mercedes for the 2021 season. The 36-year-old’s previous deal lapsed in 2020 but he will now race for Mercedes for a ninth season. Hamilton became the sport’s most successful driver ever in 2020, breaking Michael Schumacher’s all-time win record and drawing level […]

Bebo’s co-founder plans to relaunch the social network with a focus on profiles and “real-time” interactions between friends rather the news feeds at the core of Twitter and Facebook. Michael Birch says his aim is to provide a “refreshing break” from the misinformation spread elsewhere. In an exclusive interview, he told the BBC he was […]

Indian Super League side Odisha have sacked English head coach Stuart Baxter after he made “completely unacceptable” comments in a post-match interview. The 67-year-old made reference to rape as he criticised refereeing decisions following his side’s 1-0 defeat by Jamshedpur. Baxter previously managed the South Africa and Finland national sides as well as England’s Under-19s. […]

The Nigerian military says it does not have in its custody any of the schoolgirls abducted seven years ago in the northern town of Chibok, amid reports that some of the girls had escaped from their abductors. Those who managed to escape are believed to be in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, although there […]

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