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Boris Johnson buys poppy outside 10 Downing Street
Boris Johnson buys poppy outside 10 Downing Street
Fatigue was the most common symptom affecting people with the condition, followed by shortness of breath.
Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a widely criticized effort to cut interest rates despite surging consumer prices
The red list has been resurrected with 10 countries in southern Africa added since Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns of a return of the "nightmare scenario of a military confrontation" in Europe, as tensions spike over Ukraine. Speaking at the OSCE meeting in Stockholm, Lavrov accuses NATO of bringing its military infrastructure "closer to the Russian borders".
The Kremlin said on Thursday that the probability of a new conflict in eastern Ukraine remained high and that Moscow was concerned by "aggressive" rhetoric from Kyiv and an increase in what it called provocative actions. Moscow denies planning an invasion and accuses Ukraine of building up its own forces in the east of the country.
The Communities Secretary said the deal was ‘deeply disappointing’.
New coronavirus variants highlight the need for countries to do their own research and development on COVID-19 vaccines, said a senior Philippines trade official, adding that people will only be safe once the whole world is vaccinated. The Philippines is looking to work with its trading partners on this as vaccine demand is unlikely to wane anytime soon, said Allan Gepty, assistant secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry in an interview at the Reuters Next conference. The new COVID-19 variants highlight that "we have to continue doing our respective research and development in this area because there is a truism that …no one is safe unless everyone is safe," said Gepty.
Buddhists monks in Seoul joined with about 150 other people to get their gloved hands into massive containers of chili and salted cabbage and make kimchi - a fiery national dish. Eight thousand kilos of cabbage were used, with half given to needy households and the other half to Buddhist organisations, including the Jogyesa temple that organised the event.
Shell pulls out of Cambo oilfield project. Green campaigners welcome oil giant’s decision not to go ahead with controversial project off Shetland
Part inspired by his own life, actor Aml Ameen says his directorial debut "Boxing Day" is different from other festive films: it is the first British Christmas rom-com led by a majority Black cast. As well as directing and co-writing the movie, Ameen plays Los Angeles-based British author Melvin, who returns to his London home for Christmas to introduce his American fiancee Lisa to his British-Caribbean family. The film provides plenty of laughs as well as typically festive London scenes.
Torridge, Gwynedd and Mid Sussex are recording the highest rates.
As reports of Christmas party cancellations mount due to Covid concerns, Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour are not planning to cancel their celebrations but will "look at them event by event". He added the public needs "clarity" from the government on coronavirus guidelines this Christmas and said he would "like to see the government actually obeying the rules this year which they didn't do last year".
A biotech spun out of King’s College London has raised $80 million (£56 million) to fund clinical trials of “revolutionary” gene therapies with the potential to cure dementia. AviadoBio’s goal is a one-shot treatment that stops cells in the brain and spinal cord from shrinking (neurodegeneration), which can cause the conditions frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and motor neuron disease (MND). Once the technology has been proven, co-founder Professor Christopher Shaw believes tackling more complex illnesses such as Alzheimer’s - which is caused by multiple gene mutations - will be more closely within reach.
Newspaper’s publisher is considering fresh appeal to Supreme Court
Are your lips in need of some seasonal TLC? We've got expert tips – and 15 of the best balms on the block.
Lava was fired as high as 400 to 500 meters in the air above the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma on the evening of December 2, the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) reported.As of December 1, lava flows had extended to 1,163.7 hectares (roughly 4.49 square miles) on the island, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Using satellite imagery, Copernicus reported that 2,790 buildings had been destroyed by volcanic activity on the island Cumbre Vieja began erupting on September 19.This footage, uploaded by INVOLCAN on Thursday, shows lava flows in a newly formed cone of the volcano. Credit: INVOLCAN via Storyful
Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds says "if there is one thing" known about Boris Johnson, it is that he "doesn't believe" rules apply to him. He concedes that expanding the booster campaign "is the right thing to do" but thinks the government needs to back the Test and Trace system to stop disruption to people's lives.
The party has been accused of sending mixed messages after three MPs voted in the House of Commons against new restrictions in England.
David Dalaithngu, better known as David Gulpilil, who has died probably aged 68, became Australia’s most famous Aboriginal actor after being cast by the British director Nicolas Roeg in his classic 1971 Outback drama, Walkabout.
A bald eagle named Rita was captured on a livestream laying two eggs in the Florida Everglades nest she shares with her mate, Ron.Wildlife Rescue of Dade County and Zoo Miami teamed up to build a stable nesting platform for the pair of bald eagles after their own nest was destroyed in a storm, resulting in the death of one of their fledglings.For weeks, zoo staff observed the pair bringing in a variety of branches and grasses to construct the new nest on the platform.A livestreaming “Eagle Cam" installed with funds from the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment captured footage of the couple’s egg, laid on November 24. Since this footage was filmed, Rita laid a second egg.If all goes well, the hatchlings may appear around Christmas or New Year’s Day.Zoo Miami said, “This is extremely exciting for everyone who has invested so much time and effort to provide these majestic birds with a safe and stable nesting area for all the world to see and appreciate without being intrusive.” Credit: Wildlife Rescue of Dade County via Storyful