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Australian federal election: the seats that may decide the poll. As the major parties move into campaign mode, we look at the electorates where a handful of votes either way may determine who holds power
The Council of Europe said Friday it will launch disciplinary action against Turkey for refusing to free prominent activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala, triggering a procedure used only once before in the organisation's history.
A delegation of politicians from Mongolia visited one of Buddhism's holiest temples in India on Friday 3 December. One of the delegation has since tested positive for Covid-19, causing alarm amongst the authorities, who are now attempting to trace his contacts. The delegation of 23 visited the Bodhgaya Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya in Bihar. The UNESCO World Heritage Site marks the spot where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. The group was led by Chairman of State Great Khural, the parliament of Mongolia, Gombojav Zandanshatar. The group included ministers, members of parliament, the Mongolian ambassador to India, and others. They spent two days in the holy city, visiting sites related to Buddha, including the famous Dungeshwari hills where he meditated for seven years before attaining enlightenment.
One in four care home residents yet to receive booster Snog whoever you wish at Christmas, says Javid Fears India facing new wave as Covid spikes in wastewater Booster jabs protect against all Covid variants Risk of reinfection three times higher with omicron
The exhibition is open until January 17 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.View on euronews
The Communities Secretary said the deal was ‘deeply disappointing’.
Omicron driving record rate of Covid infection in South African province. Officials say variant’s R number is believed to be above 6, though most cases are mild and no deaths reported
Day four of Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial took place in New York City on Thursday, December 2, with Maxwell facing charges of conspiring with Jeffery Epstein to facilitate the grooming and sexual abuse of minors.The fourth day of the trial focused on the grooming of victims – the center of the sex-trafficking charges against Maxwell – the New York Times reported. Variations of the word “grooming” appeared nine times in her federal indictment, according to the New York Times.On Thursday, expert witness Dr Lisa Rocchio told jurors that “childhood sexual abuse is a process” that begins with the selection of the victim and escalates through trust-building and desensitization.Prosecutors have accused Maxwell of initiating the grooming process by introducing young girls to Epstein, posing as a mentor figure, and allegedly giving the girls explicit sexual advice.Videos taken outside the Southern District of New York Courthouse show Teresa Helm, an alleged victim of Maxwell and Epstein, and lawyers arriving to the trial on Thursday morning. Credit: Addy Adds via Storyful
Rio has cancelled its traditional New Year's Eve celebrations as the Omicron COVID variant spreads around the world. Announcing the move on Twitter, the mayor of the Brazilian city Eduardo Paes said the decision was taken "with sadness", but that organisers "respect the science". "We're going to cancel the official New Year's Eve celebration in Rio in this way."
Cream-cheesed off: bagel-loving New Yorkers face supply chain nightmare. Shop owners tell New York Times of worries over dwindling supplies of the popular breakfast comestible
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".
Far-right group claims to have sent thousands of emails to rescue charity claiming to be from ‘concerned citizens’
Jamie Dornan's TV comeback The Tourist release date confirmed by BBC as New Year's Day 2022.
COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna that use mRNA technology provide the biggest boost to antibody levels when given 10-12 weeks after the second dose, a new British study has found. The "COV-Boost" study was cited by British officials when they announced that Pfizer and Moderna were preferred for use in the country's booster campaign, but the data has only been made publicly available now. The study found that six of the seven boosters examined enhanced immunity after initial vaccination with Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine, while all seven increased immunity when given after two doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.
Fire service vehicles in Oaklyn, New Jersey, were covered in bright lights for a “Parade of Lights” on December 2.This footage, livestreamed by the Oaklyn Fire Department, shows the vehicles, covered in Christmas lights and ornaments, lined up and departing for the parade. Credit: Oaklyn Fire Department via Storyful
It comes after European countries put restrictions on flights from southern Africa following the detection of the Omicron variant. View on euronews
A former Arizona nurse who impregnated and abused a long-term care patient has been jailed for 10 years for sexual assault. Nathan Sutherland, who worked at a Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, in the United States, was handed the maximum sentence allowed under the sexual assault charge. The abuse of the woman, who cannot speak and only has the ability to move her limbs, head and neck, was only discovered after she gave birth in December 2018 at the care facility.
Omicron’s march through the UK and the fallout from the murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes are splashed across the front pages on Saturday.
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
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