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Reggae great Bunny Wailer dead at 73

No cause of death was given but the culture ministry said Wailer - his real name was Neville Livingstone - had been hospitalised since December.

Thousands defy Algeria curfew as protests resurge

For the second consecutive week, young protesters accompanied by lecturers and other supporters poured through central Algiers, shouting slogans demanding 'a free and democratic Algeria' and an end to the military's domination of the North African country.

US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny, imposes sanctions

In action coordinated with the European Union, President Joe Biden's administration renewed demands that Russia free Navalny, who has been sent to a notorious penal colony after spurring massive rallies through his allegations of corruption by President Vladimir Putin.

Inside the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

South Africa began vaccinating its health care workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on 17 February 2021. How does this vaccine work and how effective is it?

CO2 pollution bounces back, climate goals at risk: IEA

"The rebound in global carbon emissions toward the end of last year is a stark warning that not enough is being done to accelerate clean energy transitions worldwide," International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol said in a statement.

Federer pulls out of Miami Open: report

Tennis champion Roger Federer's withdrawal is a blow to organisers of the Miami tournament, who were forced to cancel last year's event as COVID-19 chaos left sport in North America at a standstill.