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From rocking horses to playsets and puzzles, Santa might just outdo himself this year
On December 6, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a far-reaching Covid vaccine mandate for all private employers.
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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.
Hilarious video from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport shows the bizarre moment a bag rolled across the tarmac for almost a minute on a windy November day.
Rajan the last ocean-swimming elephant: Jody MacDonald’s best photograph. ‘He had been used for logging on the Andaman Islands. When I found him, he was 60, living in retirement – and loving his swims’
Events in No 10 a year ago have come back to haunt Boris Johnson
A recently revealed identification card shows that the German-born father of Chilean presidential candidate José Antonio Kast belonged to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party
Peter Betts spoke after receiving a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his services to international climate change agreements.
Teenager surprised conservative show hosts with law school ambitions
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.
Campaigner claims Nowzad charity ‘forced the PM’s arm’ to get cats and dogs out
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks hopes to reconnect all those affected later on Wednesday.
A football match in Michoacán, Mexico, erupted into violence after officials suspended the game over homophobic fan chants.
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A leading transport union boss has called on Sadiq Khan to “decide which side he’s on” as workers look set to strike over TfL cuts. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that he is “pro trade union” but called on RMT to “resolve this amicably”.
Wearing a face covering could lower the risk of catching Covid by up to 225 times, a new study has found. The latest research by a team of German and US experts concludes that wearing a face covering offers “enormously high” protection and is more effective than social distancing. Experts from the universities of Göttingen and Cornell who did the study said their finding “makes social distancing less important”.
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Burundi prison destroyed after massive fire kills 38
US President Joe Biden will warn Vladimir Putin of severe economic consequences should Russia go ahead with an invasion of Ukraine, a senior official said on Monday. Mr Biden and Mr Putin are to hold a video call on Tuesday as the US attempts to deter Russia from launching military action against Ukraine after Moscow deployed tens of thousands of troops to the country’s border. Mr Biden is said to have spoken to the UK, France and Germany ahead of the call, to discuss their “shared concern about the Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders and Russia’s increasingly harsh rhetoric” and support for deescalating tensions in the region.