Presidential election in swing states is probably closer than the polls indicate, says filmmaker
All of our main Brexit characters, by whose word we all are bound, have been given this extraordinary chance to prove their utter stupidity and towering wrongness on another subject altogether
Footage of incident shows woman silently picking bottles off shelves and throwing them onto shop floor
"They all go and do their own thing."
London aviation chiefs are in a race against time to secure an air corridor to New York amid growing fears that the incoming Biden team will favour Dublin. New York to London is the busiest intercontinental route with huge importance for the financial services sector of the City and other service industries based in the capital.
A lower caste woman was allegedly gang-raped and killed by four upper caste men in a case that has shocked India
The time has finally come: Sephora launched several Black Friday deals, and we're ready to color the excitement all over our faces with the new makeup palettes, marked down up to 50 percent. That's not all, though, as deals also include skin-care essentials like face wash and creams and hairstyling products that pack tons of moisture for winter weather. Whether you're shopping for yourself or looking to pick up some holiday gifts for loved ones, if you see something that catches your eye, now is the time to act before things sell out. Don't just take our word for it - grab your credit card and check out the Black Friday scores at Sephora ahead.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was one of Iran's foremost nuclear scientists. A professor of physics and an officer in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, he was a well-known figure among the intelligence communities of Iran's foes, chiefly the United States and Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has named him directly when talking about the threat Iran posed as an aspiring nuclear power.
Tributes to Diego Maradona show how easily violence against women is ignored. Too often we’re in denial about the fact that heroes – such as Maradona and Sean Connery – might also be abusers
China increases coal import quotas but Australia likely to be excludedChina’s foreign ministry says Australia needs to show ‘mutual respect’
Follow the latest updates
Iron Mike is now stable financially with a number of endeavours outside the ring
But Rao, 28, is not just another lawyer running for a meeting. As Pakistan's first transgender lawyer, she has carved a path from the streets to the courtroom and her example is inspiring other transgender people in the conservative Islamic Republic. "I am proud to have become Pakistan first transgender lawyer", Rao told Reuters.
Eleven contestants remain in the competition.
The Home Office, mired in racism claims, now plans another mass deportation of black peopleThe department broke equality laws and is banishing 50 people to Jamaica next week. These flights must be stopped
US president doubles down on false election claims and angrily rebukes reporter
Terrifying footage shows the moment Premier League ace Joe Willock crashed his £140,000 car while on the way to training - losing control as he went round a bend. The Arsenal and England U21s midfielder was said to have been unhurt in the smash, which was caught on dashcam by another motorist. Dramatic video shows Willock, 21, cutting across multiple lanes and racing his Mercedes-Benz G-Class up a slip road to join the M25 near South Mimms, Herts. But he hits a barrier, causing him to lose a wheel and spin out - ending up in a hedge. Filmed on 21st November 2020
Pierce has one final warning for Chloe.
A care home boss killed himself because he feared spreading coronavirus to his residents during the pandemic, an inquest heard. Father-of-four Vernon Hough, 61, was found dead in the car park of a police headquarters in Llay, Wrexham, just a mile from the care home he ran with his wife Louise. At an inquest, Mrs Hough revealed he was finding it difficult to deal with seeing the residents suffering, securing PPE and trying to get medical help. She said: "He wasn't afraid of catching it, he was afraid of spreading it." The inquest heard Mr Hough was found by police in their car park on May 21 with a wound to his head from a shotgun. He ran the Gwastad Hall Nursing Home in a 19th century country house in Wrexham, caring for 40 residents. Assistant coroner for North Wales East and Central, David Pojur, recorded a conclusion of suicide at the Ruthin inquest. He said: "This is a very sad death, when the pressure of working through the pandemic had overwhelmed your husband." Mr Pojur said the situation had affected his mental health and "it became too much for him."
Escalating coronavirus outbreaks could prove a “real test” for Asian countries that have so far maintained control of Covid-19 without stringent lockdowns, experts have warned. On Friday South Korea reported more than 500 new Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day, a figure not seen since March, while infections have jumped by 41 per cent in Japan over the last week. Both these countries have been much praised for their success in keeping large outbreaks at bay. Meanwhile Malaysia saw new cases surpass 2,000 for the first time and in Hong Kong, where infections were hovering in single digits, authorities detected 81 cases on Thursday. Dale Fisher, a professor in infectious diseases at the National University of Singapore, told the Telegraph that the latest resurgences could prove a “real test case” for governments. “We've been going for a year now and these surges are some of the biggest we've seen,” he said, adding that the upticks are largely driven by small clusters rather than large super-spreading events. “This suggests Covid might be a bit more intrinsic in the community.” In South Korea there are growing concerns that its much-lauded contact tracing system may be stretched as a result. While the majority of cases have been detected in the Seoul metropolitan area, the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has warned that the latest increase in cases is not concentrated in specific regions or groups. This contrasts to previous outbreaks. In February, for instance, South Korea was able to contain a super-spreading event linked to a church in Daegu through strict but localised control measures and rigorous contact tracing. The KDCA added that the rise in asymptomatic patients - they accounted for roughly 40 per cent of new infections, compared to 20-30 per cent in June - has triggered an increase in untraceable clusters of Covid, while cold weather has pushed people indoors where the virus spreads more easily. Hospital capacity has also been called into question. This week the Prime Minister, Chung Sye-kyun, warned that daily infections could surpass 1,000, triggering a shortage of intensive care beds if the current uptick continues for more than a fortnight. Prof Fisher said that the surge may be driven in part by fatigue but also “overconfidence, because the response in these countries have been successful to date”. “Whether they can really control this will be testimony to their strategies,” he said. “But I really hope in Asia we can control it with public health measures rather than needing a lockdown.” The reopening of nightlife in several countries, including Hong Kong and South Korea, has also driven the resurgence, Prof Fisher added. “You could argue they pushed the bar a bit with reopening nightclubs and bars, but it's about finding the sweet spot between the economy, health and social,” he said. “It will be interesting to see, though, if they can tweak the social restrictions and improve behaviours to get numbers down, or if they have to go into a lockdown light.” This week the government has imposed reimposed strict social distancing rules on the capital city and its surrounding areas, closing nightclubs and bars, introducing restaurant curfews and limiting religious services - only a month after similar measures were eased. Meanwhile in Japan Tokyo reported 570 new Covid cases on Friday, a new record for the capital city, while shorter opening hours have been imposed on bars, karaoke lounges and restaurants in Osaka's hotspots. The country's Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, has called the next three weeks a “critical time” amid growing concerns that both hospitals and the contact tracing system could be pushed to the brink. The country is also scaling back two contentious subsidy schemes – Go to Travel and Go to Eat – which were designed to stimulate domestic tourism and eating out, after it became clear the programme was a driving force of the third wave. “I think this just goes to show that there is vulnerability in relaxation, which no one is immune from,” said Julian Tang, a consultant virologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary, adding that Covid fatigue is kicking in across the globe. But he stressed that while the rising numbers are “alarming”, especially given the large elderly population in countries including Japan, Asian nations are still much better placed than much of the world to respond to any resurgence. “There are two reasons - firstly comprehensive testing has been in place for much longer, but I think the population is probably more compliant in Japan and South Korea,” he said. Prof Fisher, who is also chair of the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, added that governments “will be able to ramp up contact tracing, ensure people are isolated and quarantined, that sense of community responsibility is pretty good.” He also said that he said that border closures make countries in Asia “less vulnerable to what the guy next door is doing” – while some countries are struggling, cases have fallen by six per cent in southeast Asia in the last seven days, according to WHO figures. Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security