S Korea arrests sect leader over Covid-19 outbreak

South Korea has arrested the leader of a religious sect linked to the country’s largest coronavirus outbreak. Lee Man-hee, 88, heads the Shincheonji Church of Jesus. More than 5,000 of its members became infected, making up 36% of all Covid-19…

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Malawi opposition leader wins historic poll rerun

Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has won the country’s rerun presidential vote, officials say. He defeated incumbent Peter Mutharika with 58.57% of the vote in Tuesday’s poll, the electoral commission announced late on Saturday. In February, Malawi’s constitutional court annulled…

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IS regional leader ‘arrested in Afghanistan’

The leader of the Islamic State group in South Asia and the Far East has been arrested in Kabul, Afghanistan’s intelligence service says. Zia ul-Haq, also known as Sheikh Omar Khorasani, was held with two other senior leaders of the…

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Feared gang leader dies with Covid-19 in prison

Moisés Escamilla May, a notorious Mexican gang leader, has died in prison after contracting coronavirus. Escamilla, 45, was the leader of a group part of the feared criminal cartel Los Zetas. He was serving a 37-year sentence for organised crime,…

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