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Ghana receives first vaccines from COVAX

Top of The World: The United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday delivered its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine to the West African nation of Ghana. And, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the US will vie for a seat at the UN Human Rights Council, suggesting a re-prioritization of human rights at the center of US foreign policy. Also, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former Syrian intelligence officer, was convicted by a German court of being accessory to crimes against humanity.

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China congratulates Biden; UN issues warning on Tigray; Ghana's Jerry Rawlings passes away

China has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden, becoming one of the last major countries to do so. The UN warned Friday that fighting between the Ethiopian government and rebel leaders in the northern province of Tigray could spiral out of control. And, Jerry John Rawlings, who ruled Ghana for 20 years after taking control in two coups, died Thursday at an Accra hospital.

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1.5 billion could lose livelihoods; International students caught in limbo; Ghana's dancing pallbearers go 'viral'

Half of workers worldwide are at risk of losing their livelihoods due to the novel coronavirus, the International Labor Organization estimates. In the US, international students contribute some $41 billion annually to the economy. But will they be able to return to campus in the fall? Is war the best metaphor for the coronavirus? And, Ghana's dancing pallbearers have gone viral: "Stay home or dance with us."

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