Covid Delta variant 40% more transmissible, Hancock says
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Covid Delta variant 40% more transmissible, Hancock says
World number three Rafael Nadal on Thursday pulled out of Wimbledon and the Olympic Games citing a need to protect his body in order to prolong his career. The 35-year-old last played at the French Open in Paris where he was beaten in four gruelling sets by the eventual champion Novak Djokovic.In the immediate of the defeat on 11 June, Nadal hinted he might reconsider his schedule.On social media, he explained there was not enough time for him to recover for the start of Wimbledon on 28 June fol
The UK has reported 11,007 new COVID cases and a further 19 deaths in the latest 24-hour period - but in four weeks infections could be lower than they are now, according to an expert. Today's number of new infections is the highest reported since 19 February when 12,027 cases were recorded. It comes as a leading COVID researcher says he believes the current wave "should be peaking around 10 to 14 days' time" and in a month's time cases could be lower than they are now and "more manageable".
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A California company says details of the wrecked plane appear to match the missing 1965 aircraft
Highly contagious coronavirus variants are fuelling a surge in infections in Africa, the World Health Organization warned Thursday, while in Europe more governments eased their pandemic restrictions.
Not even the notorious Real Madrid chopper could hold back the tears. They flooded out of Sergio Ramos as soon as he mentioned the parents for the love and support that propelled him to the apex of the sport and its attendant glory. La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League, Club World Cup, World Cup, European championships, Ramos enjoyed their harvest during his 16 years at one of the world's most prestigious clubs.“I’d also like to thank Real Madrid for allowing me this moment as well as my coac
NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens has failed to confirm he has confidence in Matt Hancock. Asked repeatedly if, having worked alongside the health secretary during the pandemic, he has confidence in his ability, Sir Simon refused to give Mr Hancock his support. It comes a day after Dominic Cummings published expletive-laden WhatsApp messages, allegedly from Boris Johnson, in which the PM appears to call Mr Hancock "hopeless".
There are no viable major tourist destinations on the Government’s green travel list.
Cops in Glasgow seized a “f**k the police” tote bag as “evidence” from the window of queer, anarchist Jewish café, and its founders are now facing criminal charges.
Northwest England records highest level of infections though virus is spreading nationwide
The royal family attended the sporting and social event for the third day in a row.
The guidance for funerals and weddings have changed as Covid restrictions have eased. Since May 17, newlyweds in England have been able to share their big day with up to 30 friends and family but some traditional activities such as dancing are advised against. Meanwhile funerals are able to allow more people to attend and pay their respects.
French forces in Mali have captured a man they describe as a "high-ranking fighter of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara". Dadi Ould Chouaib, also known as Abou Dardar, was arrested on 11 June in the "tri-border" region between Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. Dadi Ould Chouaib was carrying "an automatic weapon, a night vision telescope, a combat vest, a telephone and a radio", but surrendered without resistance.He was located during a helicopter sweep as part of a joint mission between troops
We must rethink our approach to tackling the illegal wildlife trade in the wake of Covid-19 – it is key to preventing future pandemics
Almost 16,000 people could have been reinfected with Covid-19 in England, according to new research. Reinfections are defined as people who have tested positive for a second time at least 90 days after first testing positive for the virus. Of the 15,893 possible reinfections up to May 30, 53 have so far been confirmed by identifying genetically distinct specimens from each episode of illness, Public Health England (PHE) said.
Two centuries-old shipwrecks packed with ceramics and other artefacts have been found off Singapore in a rare discovery that will shed light on the city-state's maritime heritage, archaeologists said Wednesday. The prosperous island nation has long been a key trading hub on global shipping routes connecting the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. The first wreck, discovered after divers accidentally came across ceramic plates in 2015, was carrying Chinese ceramics that possibly date back to the 14th century, when Singapore was known as Temasek. Some of the items were similar to artefacts found in archaeological digs on land, which showed that Singapore was a trading hub well before the arrival of British colonisers in 1819.
Mr Poots resigned as leader of the DUP amid party anger at a UK Government pledge to grant Sinn Fein concessions on Irish language laws.
Neil said he resented "even the thought that a channel of which I was chairman would peddle hate."
Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo returned home to Abidjan on Thursday, nearly a decade after he was ousted from power and sent to The Hague to face war crimes charges of which he was later acquitted. Read our live blog below to see how all the day's events unfolded. Laurent Gbagbo’s homecoming is viewed as a key test of stability in Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer and a strategically important country in Francophone West Africa. Gbagbo’s return was enabled by Ivorian
Coming across a dead whale might not seem like finding treasure, but for a group of Yemeni fishermen that’s exactly what it was. In the whale’s belly they found a lump of ambergris, a hugely valuable waxy substance used in the making of perfume.