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Health Secretary Sajid Javid has expressed his concerns over the emergence of a new Covid variant. Speaking in the House of Commons, the minister said: "We are concerned that this new variant may pose substantial risk to public health.".
Scientists have used the “perfect harmony” of a distant planetary system to understand more about its past. The star Trappist-1 is best known for being at the heart of what Nasa called a “holy grail” solar system that looked remarkably like Earth. Since that discovery was first announced in 2017, astronomers have found yet more information about the system, including that it contains more planets and could be a home to life.
Amazon has slashed the price of its own-brand security gadget in its sale
Sir Lindsay Hoyle said other mothers in the Commons had asked him to keep the current rules preventing MPs bringing their babies into debates.
Thirteen candidates will contest Honduras's razor-tight presidential election on Sunday to see who will succeed scandal-tainted Juan Orlando Hernandez.
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Peering out from behind a massive pair of binoculars on Kingsdown Beach near Dover, Juliette Walford tracks the sea for migrants.
The Government added South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia to the UK’s travel red list on Thursday evening.
The emergence of a new coronavirus variant with significant mutations to the spike protein may change nothing about the pandemic. The jump in cases in the Gauteng province of South Africa has been linked to the B.1.1.529 variant, but it is not certain that it is more transmissible. Epidemiologists might instead be looking at the results of a particularly potent super-spreader event, which makes it seem as if one variant is spreading faster than all the rest, when in fact it just happens to have infected one especially sociable host.
Thomas Tuchel is convinced Romelu Lukaku will still be a game-changing signing for Chelsea – despite the European champions thriving in his absence. Chelsea have powered on in the Premier League and Europe despite their club record £97.5million striker being side-lined with an ankle injury for the past month. An unbeaten run in all competitions has included thumping wins against Norwich and Juventus – but Tuchel is adamant the return of Lukaku cannot come soon enough.
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What do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?. UK places South Africa on red travel list over B.1.1.529 variant picked up by scientists in country
The Royal Ballet has changed an Arabian dance in its production of The Nutcracker. The company said it was reimagining the “harem” scene in the Tchaikovsky original to ensure that it remained “fresh and inclusive... to a broad audience”. During Tuesday’s opening of the altered production only two dancers performed the scene, instead of the usual three female dancers and one male over worries that its harem overtones would offend.
Lithuania may close border crossing points with Belarus if migrants continue to be smuggled into its territory on trucks, Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite said on Friday. The Lithuanian border guard service said Belarus had refused to take them back. The European Union has accused Belarus of flying in thousands of people from the Middle East and pushing them to cross into the bloc in retaliation for EU sanctions imposed over President Alexander Lukashenko's crushing of protests against his disputed re-election last year.
World nations gather Monday to thrash out whether to pursue a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next crisis -- which experts fear is only a matter of time.
The health secretary said the new variant was of 'huge international concern', amid fears it may have reached the UK.
Hundreds gather for Bobbi-Anne McLeod vigil in Plymouth
Air travel to Europe should be suspended from all countries where the new COVID variant has been detected, the European Commission president said. Ursula von der Leyen also said vaccine producers are obliged under their contracts to adapt their jabs as soon as a new variant emerges. "All air travel to these countries should be suspended until we have a clearer understanding about the danger posed by this new variant," she said.
France is willing to discuss autonomy for the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe if it is in the interests of the people who live there, government minister Sebastien Lecornu has said, following days of sometimes violent protests. Guadeloupe and the nearby French island of Martinique have seen several days of protests against Covid-19 measures that have spilled over into violence.Lecornu, the minister for France's overseas territories, said in a YouTube video issued late on Friday that cer
London Underground staff strike in protest against new Night Tube rota