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China Daily: Shake off stress in China’s squares
An image shared across Facebook and Twitter appears to show Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo manning a seafood stand at a wet market. The image -- shared after Robredo launched her presidential bid for 2022 -- prompted accusations from some social media users that she staged the stunt in order to "court votes". But the image has been digitally altered; Robredo's head has been inserted on the body of a Filipino seafood stallholder originally pictured by a Philippine broadcaster in 2019."My
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Richard E Grant has said he was left “confounded” after being stuck in a quarantine hotel charging more than twice as much as a similar alternative nearby.
Two former housing ministers are launching a bid to repeal Britain's 200-year-old Vagrancy Act in order to end the "criminalisation of the homeless".
Thousands of people have marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht to protest the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures
Law Commission expected to make proposal as part of its review into hate crime laws
Members of Germany's Social Democratic party (SPD), which narrowly won a federal election in September, voted on Saturday to back a coalition agreement with the Greens and Free Democrats that should allow the three-way alliance to take over next week. The coalition, the first at federal level between the ideologically disparate Greens, the libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) and Olaf Scholz's centre-left SPD, will end 16 years of conservative governments led by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The illicit drugs market in the UK has been estimated to be worth £9.4 billion a year.
Family of non-binary Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz, who was killed by campus police while in the middle of a mental health crisis, will receive a $1 million settlement.
Civil servants are being ordered to be wary of lobbying attempts by former ministers in the wake of Lord Hammond's approach to the Treasury on behalf of a paying client.
There will be a national investigation into the murder of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. It comes as deputy prime minister Dominic Raab told Sky News: "The most vulnerable in our society need to have the maximum protection." The boy, from Solihull, West Midlands, was poisoned, starved and beaten by his father's girlfriend Emma Tustin, 32, and his father Thomas Hughes, 29, in a prolonged campaign of "evil abuse".
Grievously wounded during World War II, the Kansas lawmaker became a leading advocate for disability rights legislation
SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (Reuters) -The eruption of Semeru volcano has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens on Java island, Indonesia's disaster agency said on Sunday, as rescue teams searched for victims under layers of ash, sometimes digging with their bare hands. Semeru, the tallest mountain on Java, threw up towers of ash and hot clouds on Saturday that blanketed nearby villages in East Java province and sent people fleeing in panic. The eruption destroyed buildings and severed a strategic bridge connecting two areas in the nearby district of Lumajang with the city of Malang, authorities said.
Airline operators have said the return of pre-departure coronavirus tests for all international arrivals to the UK will be a "devastating blow for aviation and tourism". The rule is being introduced to tackle the spread of the Omicron variant and applies to all travellers over the age of 12 visiting the UK or returning from a holiday, regardless of vaccination status. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the measure is due to an "increasing number of cases linked to travel".
VILLEPINTE, France (Reuters) -French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour promised on Sunday a "reconquest" against decades of decline at his first political rally, as scuffles with anti-racism protesters broke out on its fringes. "If I win this election, it won't be another rotation of power but a reconquest of the greatest country in the world," Zemmour said in a nearly hour-and-a-half-long speech. He said he was calling his party "Reconquest", a name that evokes the historic period known as the Reconquista, when Christian forces drove Muslim rulers from the Iberian peninsula.
The Scottish Government said the restrictions are proportionate and necessary to protect public health.
Adama Barrow comfortably won a second term in The Gambia's presidential election, with thousands of his supporters celebrating in the streets of Banjul, although his opponents disputed the results announced late Sunday.
Boris Johnson is promising a £300m investment to close down drugs gangs and dismantle 2,000 more "county lines" supplies with thousands more arrests. As part of a 10-year plan for tackling drugs crime in England and Wales and taking on the "kingpins" behind supplies, the prime minister warned criminals they will have "nowhere to hide". Mr Johnson is also pledging the largest-ever increase in investment in treatment and recovery for addicts.
A woman has been taken to hospital after falling on to the tracks at a busy tube station in central London. Transport for London (TFL) said an investigation has been launched after the incident occurred on the Central Line at Tottenham Court Road Tube station at just before 1am on Saturday. Emergency services were called to the scene and the woman was taken to a major trauma centre, where she is believed to be in a “stable condition”.
Dense fog was limiting visibility across areas of the Central Valley in northern California on the morning of Saturday, December 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento warned.This video from Twitter user @EquitableMaps shows conditions along Highway 99 near Sacramento.The NWS urged drivers to use low-beam headlights, to slow down, and to delay travel until the fog lifts. Credit: @EquitableMaps via Storyful