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1.5C target in ‘intensive care’, says Ed Miliband
1.5C target in ‘intensive care’, says Ed Miliband
Astronauts began a several-hour spacewalk on Thursday morning, December 2, as they set out to replace a broken antenna on the International Space Station, NASA said.Video shows NASA astronauts Thomas H Marshburn and Kayla Barron performing the maintenance work.The walk had originally been planned for November 30 but was rescheduled after NASA received a “debris notification” near the station.NASA said Thursday’s spacewalk was expected to last about six and a half hours. The antenna was flown to the station 21 years ago, which NASA said made it “quite old.” Credit: NASA via Storyful
The Kremlin said on Thursday that the probability of a new conflict in eastern Ukraine remained high and that Moscow was concerned by "aggressive" rhetoric from Kyiv and an increase in what it called provocative actions. Moscow denies planning an invasion and accuses Ukraine of building up its own forces in the east of the country.
New coronavirus variants highlight the need for countries to do their own research and development on COVID-19 vaccines, said a senior Philippines trade official, adding that people will only be safe once the whole world is vaccinated. The Philippines is looking to work with its trading partners on this as vaccine demand is unlikely to wane anytime soon, said Allan Gepty, assistant secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry in an interview at the Reuters Next conference. The new COVID-19 variants highlight that "we have to continue doing our respective research and development in this area because there is a truism that …no one is safe unless everyone is safe," said Gepty.
Wednesday, the 52nd day of the trial of 20 men suspected of involvement in the November 2015 Paris massacres, was devoted to Belgian police evidence, relaid by videolink from the office of the Attorney General in Brussels. Four of the accused continued to boycott proceedings. Sofien Ayari returned to the prisoners' enclosure for the first time since last Thursday. Ayari picked a good day to come back. Wednesday's evidence from Brussels was partly devoted to his departure for Syria and the few de
Prosecutors will continue presenting their case against Jussie Smollett on charges he staged a fake assault on himself, prompting a massive Chicago police investigation
NATO allies share an "unwavering commitment" to Ukraine's sovereignty, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday, hours before he meets Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov amid escalating East-West tensions over Ukraine. Blinken, speaking at the start of talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, reiterated Washington's concerns over a build-up of Russian troops on the border that has triggered threats of fresh Western sanctions against Moscow.
A ball planned for the first Black mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, has been canceled amid concerns its circus theme was inappropriate in the once-segregated city
A man was rescued from a precarious position high on a cliff by a California Highway Patrol air operations crew near Ragged Point on November 29.The CHP said the man was found clinging to a “small ledge several hundred feet above the surfline and over a hundred feet below the highway.”Footage shared by the CHP shows the air crew locate the man, lower the rescuer and net to him, and raise him to the helicopter.The man received medical care from a local ambulance service, the CHP said. Credit: CHP – Coastal Division Air Operations via Storyful
The new Covid variant was only formally identified by the WHO on Saturday.
The news was given by his brother Warren Mekjian
A motorist spotted a truck transporting several Japanese superhero models along a bridge in eastern China. The video was filmed in the city of Ma'anshan in Anhui Province on December 1. A truck driving along a bridge carried around 10 Ultraman models. A motorist named Li said his son would have been so happy to see the scene. The video was provided by local media with permission.
Fatigue was the most common symptom affecting people with the condition, followed by shortness of breath.
Concerns and reassurance over Christmas feature among the stories on Thursday’s front pages.
Meta, formally known as Facebook, has reversed their ban on cryptocurrency adverts across its platforms. Meta said in a statement that it’s doing this because ‘the cryptocurrency landscape has continued to "mature and stabilize in recent years" and that new government regulations have given "clearer rules" for the industry. Jack Dorsey has announced a rebrand of his business Square.
Britney Spears appears to be loving every minute of her newfound freedom, as evidenced by her recent Instagram posts.
An Israeli doctor who was among the first in the world to become infected with Omicron says he caught it at a major London medical conference. Elad Maor, a professor of cardiology, believes he caught the new strain at a three day meeting at the ExCeL in east London in November - raising questions over whether the variant was in the UK earlier than thought. In an interview with the Guardian, the 45-year-old said he arrived in London on November 19 and stayed four nights at an Islington hotel, before heading back to Israel on November 23.
Domestic abuse and sexual offences should be treated as seriously as knife crime and homicide, the government has said.
Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner has written a letter to Cabinet Secretary Simon Case calling for an investigation into claims the prime minister hosted a Christmas party last year during lockdown. She said his actions show "a blatant disregard for the rules" and wants to "clarify whether the law was broken".
Early indications suggest most Omicron coronavirus cases are mild, an official at the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. An official, speaking on behalf of the organisation, said there is no evidence to suggest the efficacy of vaccines has been reduced by the new strain - but did say some mutations of the virus indicate an increased risk of quicker transmission. It comes as a top official in Botswana's health ministry said on Tuesday that 16 out of the 19 cases of the Omicron variant detected in the country were asymptomatic.
The by-election follows the death of former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire.