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New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis
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The world’s first plant-based Covid vaccine has shown strong protection against the virus in clinical trials and has been sent to regulators for authorisation across the world, its creators have announced. Medicago, based in Quebec City, on Tuesday confirmed that its two-dose vaccine was 71 per cent effective against the disease in a late-stage study and that no serious safety issues were detected. The company said its vaccine was effective against the Delta variant but results did not include the Omicron variant, which was not circulating at the time of the study period.
Results of first laboratory experiments on new variant ‘better than I expected’, scientist says
The former health secretary resigned from the post in June.
University of East Anglia Professor Alastair Grant has projected the reproduction rate of the new variant based on UKHSA figures.
A bridge was demolished in a city centre in southern China. A spectacular video filmed in the city of Chongqing on December 7 shows a bridge being demolished, sending heavy smoke into the air. According to reports, 1.5-tonnes of explosives were used to demolish the bridge in less than 10 seconds. Nearby buildings were not damaged at all. It is expected the work on the 5,000-cubic-metre area's cleaning work will finish in10 days. After that, a 321-metre-long and 22-metre-wide new bridge with the same starting and ending points as the old one will be built. The height of the new bridge will be 7 to 8 metres lower than the old one and it is scheduled to open to the public in 2023. The video was provided by local media with permission.
Winter showers swept parts of northern Maine overnight into Monday, December 6, as 3-7 inches of snow was expected to accumulate by the morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).NWS meteorologist James Sinko shared this footage of the conditions in Castle Hill, Aroostook County, in the early hours of Monday.Strong winds were expected from Monday afternoon into the night, with scattered power outages also possible, the NWS said. Credit: Meteorologist James Sinko via Storyful
Footage of the White House’s extensive holiday decorations and the efforts that went in to preparing for the season was released via YouTube on December 6.The White House officially unveiled its Christmas decorations on Monday, November 29, with the theme of “Gifts from the Heart” – inspired by “the acts of kindness and experiences that lifted our spirits this year,” First Lady Jill Biden said on Twitter.In total, the White House has 41 Christmas trees, with around 6,000 feet of ribbon, over 300 candles, and over 10,000 ornaments used. A 360-degree view of the decorations is available to view on Google Street View, the First Lady said. Credit: The White House via Storyful
A space station on the Moon could be built out of lunar concrete.
Boris Johnson is expected to face questions over whether he has told the truth about an alleged lockdown-busting Christmas party in No 10 after leaked footage showed his aides joking about a festive gathering.
After 16 years at the top of German politics, what now for Angela Merkel?. While Merkel has said she has no particular plans, doing nothing doesn’t seem a realistic prospect for the outgoing chancellor
A second woman who claims Ghislaine Maxwell groomed her for abuse by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein while she was a teenager took the witness stand in the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial on Monday. The woman, who is testifying under the pseudonym Kate, is the second of four women named in a 2021 indictment against Maxwell. Kate said she was 17 when she met Maxwell for tea at her London townhouse in 1994.
NASA has picked 10 new astronauts, half of them military pilots, as it looks ahead to the moon and Mars
Myanmar's military rulership "pardoned to two years" a four-year jail term it had given earlier in the day to ousted leader Aug San Suu Kyi. The reduction in the sentence came hours after criticism by the EU, the US, and the UN calling the sentencing "politically motivated" and a "blatant violation of human rights".Earlier on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell had issued a strong worded statement on behalf of the 27 member states, saying that Suu Kyi's sentence "represents another ste
Remaining contestants will spend almost one more week in the castle
‘We hope this will be a teachable moment for us as we repair and continue to build bridges with the SFPD. These are stressful times, and we handled this badly,’ restaurant owners say
Thousands of homes were without power on Wednesday morning, as fresh warnings for strong winds, heavy rain and snow are issued for the final trail of Storm Barra battering Britain.
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