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South Africa enters third wave of COVID-19

South Africa has officially entered its third wave of coronavirus infections, health authorities said, with rising caseloads and a sluggish vaccine rollout fuelling fears of fresh strain on the health system. “South Africa technically entered the 3rd wave today as the national 7-day moving average incidence (5959 cases) now exceeds …

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US recovers over half of ransom paid to pipeline hackers

The US Justice Department announced Monday that it had recovered more than half of the $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russia-based ransomware extortionists Darkside, who had forced the shutdown of a major fuel network. “Today, we turned the tables on Darkside by going after the entire ecosystem that …

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Pakistan express trains collision kills at least 34

At least 34 people were killed and dozens injured Monday when a packed Pakistani inter-city train ploughed into another express that had derailed earlier, officials said. x An unknown number of people were still trapped in the mangled wreckage of carriages near Daharki in a remote part of Sindh province, …

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India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 27m

India’s COVID-19 tally on Wednesday crossed 27 million, reaching 27,157,795 with 208,921 new confirmed cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry. An additional 4,157 deaths from the coronavirus epidemic were reported since Tuesday morning in the South Asian country, taking the death toll to 311,388. …

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