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Ghana to Allow International Passenger Flights From Sept. 1

Motor racing: Lewis Hamilton triumphant in Belgium for 89th career win

(REUTERS) – Formula One world championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday (Aug 30) in a one-two with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Max Verstappen finished third for Red Bull.

Hamilton’s 89th career victory left the six-time world champion two wins short of former Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91.

Man found shot to death in Aurora apartment Sunday

A man was found fatally shot in an Aurora apartment Sunday morning, according to the Aurora Police Department.

The man’s body was discovered around 8:30 a.m. in the Landon Park apartments in the 100 block of South Sable Boulevard, according to police.

No suspect information has been released. Additional information was not immediately available.

Pakistan families seek answers over enforced disappearances

The families of missing activists and human rights workers in Pakistan urge the government to take action.

Pakistan has one of the worst records in the world for enforced disappearances.

Rights groups say thousands of political activists and human rights workers have been taken against their will and held in secret.

Al Jazeera has spoken to a woman whose father was seized by armed men last year.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports.

ABC to Air ‘Black Panther’ as Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

New York (AP) — ABC will air “Black Panther” commercial-free Sunday as a prime-time tribute to Chadwick Boseman.

The film will be followed by an ABC News Special, “Chadwick Bosmeman: A Tribute for a King.” Disney said the special “will celebrate Boseman’s storied life, legacy and career” and “shine a light on the medical condition he privately battled.”

Boseman died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

Walt Disney Co., which owns ABC, released “Black Panther” as well as the other three Marvel movies Boseman appeared in. The film will be broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT, with the special following at 10:20 p.m. EDT.

“Black Panther” won three Oscars, was nominated for best picture and grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide.

Sunday’s airing will make the film widely watchable at the same time in several regions and could a collective place to celebrate and grieve Boseman. He is the latest major Black figure to die in 2020, which has already seen the loss of civil rights legend John Lewis and retired NBA star Kobe Bryant.

‘Tenet’ Screening In Singapore Sees Two Injured In Partial Ceiling Collapse

Two people were injured Sunday in Singapore when a ceiling partially collapsed during a screening of Tenet at the Shaw Theatres NEX Mall.

“It hurt because a piece of the ceiling hit my head, and my heart was racing. It was really confusing because we thought the sounds from the crashing was from speakers behind us,” one viewer called Venkat told Must Share News (MS News), a local web publication.

The collapse happened around 5 PM local time. That’s when a large section of the ventilation duct crashed through the ceiling, hitting attendees seated in the area. One of the injured was transported to the hospital by officers from the Singapore Civil Defence and Singapore Police Force.

“Unfortunately, two patrons were injured. They were quickly attended to by our staff and then by paramedics who arrived. They were subsequently taken to the hospital,” a spokesperson for the mall told Channel News Asia.

The multiplex is now closed. Tenet premiered Aug. 26 internationally. The film is written and directed by Christopher Nolan and stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branaugh, Dimple Kapadia, Martin Donovan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Himesh Patel, Clémence Poésy, Denzil Smith and Michael Caine.

Hong Kong Protesters Stage Demonstration Inside Shopping Mall

Pro-democracy demonstrators gathered at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Sunday to chant slogans ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent confrontation with police at a subway train station.

Police officers arrived shortly after “dozens” of people gathered at the mall in the city’s Mong Kok district, Radio Television Hong Kong reported. The police said it was an unauthorized assembly, saying in astatement that they would make “resolute enforcement actions” and members of the crowd could face arrest.

Some people were searched by officers and at least 11 people were given penalty tickets for breaching rules prohibiting gatherings of more than two people during the Covid-19 outbreak, RTHKreported.

Calls had earlier circulated online for a march to mark the one-yearanniversary of the police storming of Prince Edward MTR station during last year’s pro-democracy protests, RTHK added. However, no demonstration appeared to have materialized by early in the evening Sunday.

Ghana to Allow International Passenger Flights From Sept. 1

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Ghana is reopening its main airport to international flight passengers from Sept. 1 after putting in place new measures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Any passenger arriving in Ghana will have to present a negative Covid-19 result, taken no more than 72 hours before departure from the country of origin, President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a broadcast Sunday. Upon arrival, passengers will again be tested at the airport, with results to be provided within 30 minutes.

International travel by land and sea are still prohibited, he said.

Ghana, which has recorded 44,398 cases of the virus, has only 1,159 active cases, said Akufo-Addo, while 276 people have died. Pre-school and primary school pupils will stay home until January. Some secondary school classes will be allowed to resume from Oct. 5, joining university students who resumed in-person classes on Aug. 24.