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Everything you need to know about the latest travel announcements
The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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US reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people growsCDC director issues new warning as cases rise: ‘Covid-19 is clearly not done with us’ A pharmacy technician administers the Pfizer Covid vaccine in St Petersburg, Florida, on 30 July. Photograph: Octavio Jones/Reuters
CANBERRA (Reuters) -Australian authorities said they could ease a COVID-19 lockdown that demands Sydney's five million people stay home until the end of August if half the population is vaccinated, even as new infections linger near a 16-month high. A lifting of restrictions in the country's most populous city and its surrounds in New South Wales state would be a boost for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, under intense pressure https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/australian-pm-morrisons-approval-rating-slumps-slow-vaccine-rollout-2021-07-18 for his government's handling of the vaccine rollout, with the threat of a second economic recession in as many years looming. New South Wales, which accounts for a third of all activity in Australia's A$2 trillion ($1.47 trillion) economy, has struggled to contain a surge of cases of the highly infectious Delta variant in Sydney despite the lockdown, currently due to be lifted on Aug. 29.
Federal wildlife officials have decided to list the Sierra Nevada red fox as an endangered species
The union that tried, and failed, to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama may get a do-over
Boris Johnson said he wants ‘an approach that is as simple as we can possibly make it’.
Herat residents are worried about the situation in the western Afghan city. With the exit of US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan near completion, the Taliban has ramped up its offensive, capturing half the country's districts and border crossings and encircling several provincial capitals.
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Should Australia vaccinate children against Covid-19? Five medical experts share their viewsAtagi has advised Indigenous children aged 12-15, those in remote communities, and those with underlying medical conditions should be prioritised ‘With Covid vaccination for kids being such a hot topic, we asked five experts whether we should vaccinate children in Australia against Covid-19.’ Photograph: Sandra Sanders/Reuters
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American April Ross and her partner have ousted defending champion Laura Ludwig of Germany in Olympic beach volleyball
The girlfriend of England footballer Jack Grealish has said she was sent 200 death threats a day during Euro 2020, many of them from teenage girls.
Brazil's top electoral court, the TSE, decided on Monday that it will open an investigation into far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his statements claiming that there will be fraud in next year's elections. Bolsonaro, who is expected to seek a second term in 2022, has repeatedly claimed that Brazil's electronic voting system is vulnerable to fraud. Critics say his unfounded claims are sowing doubts to pave the way for him not to accept defeat.
Australian airline Qantas announced Tuesday it will furlough 2,500 workers as coronavirus outbreaks and regional lockdowns pummel demand for flights.
Scientists will study the best gap between coronavirus vaccine doses for pregnant women in a bid to increase confidence in the jabs. More than 600 pregnant women will be recruited for the trial which will see the vaccine's effectiveness monitored, along with the child's development to the age of one. Scientists hope the study will reassure pregnant women about the safety of the jab, less than a week after research revealed that most pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated.
The Metropolitan Police said he is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court next month in connection with an incident in June.
Daughter of 13-year-old mother raped in 1970s wins justice at last. Daisy, 45, overcame years of police inaction after persuading her mother to testify against Carvel Bennett