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The introduction of compulsory PCR tests for Covid-19 for everyone arriving in the UK has been described as a “huge blow” for the travel industry. The move, announced by Prime MinisterBoris Johnson on Saturday, has been welcomed by scientists as a way of buying time to learn more about the Omicron variant. There are now 10 countries on the Government red list for travel, which means arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will have to quarantine for 10 days.
Their table manners were shocking, but the guests of honour at a special banquet in the Thai town of Lopburi on Sunday loved monkeying around. Lopburi has been laying on an annual feast of fruit for its population of macaques since the late 1980s, part religious tradition and part tourist attraction.
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History risks repeating itself on disruption in schools. That is the warning from MPs, as they say the omicron variant will lead to "chaos" and children likely to be forced into self isolation by new rules.
Nikita Gretsi, a 23-year-old restaurant manager, quit his job and used his life savings to fund a 15,000km wild horse trek from Siberia to London. Despite falling off a cliff, facing -60C temperatures cold enough to freeze the lungs, and riding along Russia's precarious "Road of Bones", he said he has had moments of "pure joy".
Work is under way to tweak vaccines against the new concerning strain of coronavirus that has sparked travel bans.
India has put into commission its fourth French submarine – built locally in Mumbai – shortly after adding a separate stealth warship to its navy. The move comes as the country asserts itself in the Indian Ocean, where Western powers also hope to counter China’s influence. Deployed this week, INS Vela is part of a contract worth 2.6 billion euros for six diesel-powered Scorpene submarines jointly built with French military contractor the Naval Group, formerly DCNS.Its deployment comes as border
After a nearby camp was broken up by police, people with nowhere to go are camping on a disused railway line
A collective of NGOs placed 6,000 green lights in front of the Bundestag to demand the reception of migrants blocked at the border between Poland and Belarus.View on euronews
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Shares in BT jumped as much as 9% on Monday after India's Economic Times said Reliance Industries was weighing a bid for the British telecoms group. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance might make an unsolicited offer to buy into BT or try to get a controlling share, the report said, citing sources familiar with the matter. It could also partner with BT's networks arm Openreach and fund its fibre expansion plans, it added.
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The European Union needs to buy time to assess fully the implications of the new Omicron coronavirus variant and to prepare, notably by pushing for greater vaccination rates, the president of the European Commission said on Sunday. Ursula Von der Leyen, speaking during a visit to Latvia, said she took the variant seriously. "We know that we are in a race against time.... And the scientists and manufacturers need two to three weeks to have a full picture about the quality of the mutations of this Omicron variant," she told a news conference.
Bangladesh doctors treating ailing opposition leader and ex-premier Khaleda Zia said Sunday they feared for her life if she was not allowed to fly abroad for medical care.
Questioned about the prospect for this year’s festivities, Boris Johnson said he is “confident” this Christmas “will be considerably better than last Christmas.”
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