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S Africa’s anti-apartheid iIcon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

S Africa’s anti-apartheid iIcon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Johannesburg: Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, died on Sunday aged 90, President Cyril Ramaphosa said. “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have

KL Rahul named India Test vice-captain for South Africa tour: BCCI

KL Rahul named India Test vice-captain for South Africa tour: BCCI

DELHI: Opener KL Rahul has been named as the Indian team’s vice captain for the upcoming three-Test series against South Africa, starting December 26, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on Saturday. Earlier, Rohit Sharma was made deputy to Virat Kohli for the series but he was ruled out due to

S Africa readies hospitals as Omicron variant drives 4th Covid wave in the country

S Africa readies hospitals as Omicron variant drives 4th Covid wave in the country

Johannesburg: As the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, pushes the country into a fourth wave of Covid-19 cases, South Africa administration prepares its hospitals for more admissions as government fear another surge in infections. Omicron was first detected in southern Africa last month and has triggered global alarm. South Africa’s daily

Omicron strain has over 30 mutations, may escape vaccines: AIIMS chief

Omicron strain has over 30 mutations, may escape vaccines: AIIMS chief

New Delhi: The new Coronavirus variant, Omicron, has around 30+ mutations in the spike protein which gives it the potential to dodge immunity provided by vaccines, warned AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria on Sunday. The new variant, first found in South Africa, has already triggered global concern with several countries