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Mass tourism had brought the archipelago, immortalised by the Leonardo Dicaprio movie ‘The Beach’, to the brink of ecological catastrophe. Now Thailand hopes to make Phi Phi the standard-bearer for a new, more sustainable model of tourism as the country reopens to visitors after the long Covid-19 shutdown.
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.
A 13-year-old boy became a national hero in Burkina Faso. Eyewitnesses claim that he shot down a French military drone with a slingshot. Posts on social media are attributing this act to a completely different 9-year-old boy. Mix-up or set-up?We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Merrick Garland finally made his Supreme Court debut on Tuesday
‘We sat for about an hour and a half while they sorted it out,’ says Lysa Hardy, the first passenger to emerge from arrivals at Gatwick
French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but also pulled a toddler and the child's mother alive from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Tuesday in a suspected gas explosion on southern France's Mediterranean coast. View on euronews
Boris Johnson departs Downing Street for Prime Minister’s Questions, amidst the on-going row over a Christmas party held in Downing Street during last year’s Covid lockdown. .
As Chinese real estate behemoth Evergrande reportedly prepares for a government-backed mega-restructure, here is an explainer on what Beijing's bid to limit a contagion could mean for the wider economy:
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.
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
Boris Johnson has announced new Covid restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of Omicron. Plan B comes in response to a surge of cases, with 568 currently confirmed.
BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's Chancellor-in-waiting Olaf Scholz expressed concern on Tuesday about Russian troop movements on the Ukrainian border and said any attempts to cross the frontier would be unacceptable. "It is very, very important that no one rolls through the history books to draw new borders," Scholz said at a news conference after signing a three-party coalition agreement. U.S. President Joe Biden is to tell President Vladimir Putin later that Russia faces tough economic sanctions if it invades Ukraine, U.S. officials have said, as thousands of Russian troops mass near the Ukrainian border.
Kim Petras has opened up about being seen as a “joke” in her home country of Germany, and dismissed by the US music industry.
Results of first laboratory experiments on new variant ‘better than I expected’, scientist says
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French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI in Dakar, Senegal. Parly slammed a "disinformation campaign" aimed at creating "anti-French discourse" in Africa's Sahel region, as France reorganises its military presence there. The minister said she did not believe Russian Wagner group mercenaries were in the Malian capital Bamako, but added that "that does not mean the current Malian authorities are not planning to bring them there". The arrival of Russian mercenaries in Mali would be "simply unacceptable", she said.
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.
A father and son have been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee the Lake Tahoe area earlier this year
Cavazos family has been fighting the federal government for their land for years
Health Secretary Sajid Javid ignores questions about why he cancelled broadcast interviews as he arrives at 10 Downing Street this morning. It follows the emergence of leaked footage showing Government aides joking about a festive gathering last year.