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French fishermen on Friday disrupted cross-Channel traffic for several hours in protest at the post-Brexit fishing rights granted by Britain, blocking ferries and freight traffic through the Channel Tunnel.
Man accused of Killamarsh murders also charged with rape of girl. Damien Bendall, 31, is alleged to have raped and murdered Lacey Bennett, 11, as well as killing three others
So the new variant has a name, but we've no idea about its reputation.
The stars shouldn’t be getting too comfortable in the castle
(Reuters) -Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theater evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights with such works as "West Side Story," "Into the Woods" and "Sweeney Todd," died early Friday at the age of 91, his publicist said. Sondheim's eight Tony Awards for his lyrics and music surpassed the total of any other composer. He started early, learning the art of musical theater when he was a teenager from his mentor Oscar Hammerstein II, the legendary lyricist behind "The Sound of Music."
While the red weather warning expired in the early hours of Saturday, the Met Office said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place.
Lithuania may close border crossing points with Belarus if migrants continue to be smuggled into its territory on trucks, Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite said on Friday. The Lithuanian border guard service said Belarus had refused to take them back. The European Union has accused Belarus of flying in thousands of people from the Middle East and pushing them to cross into the bloc in retaliation for EU sanctions imposed over President Alexander Lukashenko's crushing of protests against his disputed re-election last year.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding a press conference at Downing Street at 5pm on Saturday, following the discovery of two cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant in the UK. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the cases were linked and the two people were self-isolating alongside their households while more tests and contact tracing take place. Sajid Javid told BBC News: “Today I can announce one thing that we are doing immediately is carrying out targeted testing and sequencing of positive cases in the two areas that are affected.”
Damien Bendall will appear at Derby Crown Court on January 4.
Peering out from behind a massive pair of binoculars on Kingsdown Beach near Dover, Juliette Walford tracks the sea for migrants.
Susanna Reid was the victim of a knife crime 25 years ago, when a man tried to mug her and slashed through her clothes and bag with his weapon.
When K-Pop sensation BTS announced that their first in-person concerts since the start of the pandemic would be in the United States, Kim Ji-eun immediately booked a flight and hotel, praying that COVID rules would let her attend all four shows. Permissive entry rules have prevailed so far in both South Korea and the United States, allowing Kim and other fully vaccinated, die-hard fans of BTS to see their idols in person for the first time since 2019, when they wrapped up their last tour from North America to Europe to Asia. "I'm just so happy and excited to meet BTS and other fans, and share our energy and hearts hoping for an end to the pandemic."
Omicron variant spreads to Europe as UK announces countermeasures . Experts stress importance of delaying import of new Covid variant to UK to avoid Christmas mixing
'Untrainable' stray Labrador becomes expert fire service search dog
CANBERRA (Reuters) -A night curfew will be re-imposed in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara after witnesses said Australian police began taking control of hotspots following three days of violent protests in the South Pacific island nation. The Ministry of Health said in a statement that city clinics were closed and urged "all Honiara residents involved in arson, rioting, looting to please stop immediately" after its ambulances were stoned. A night curfew will begin at 7 p.m., the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force said in a statement.
A 66-year-old man has been charged with the “Lady in the Lake” murder of a millionaire’s daughter whose death has been unsolved for nearly 35 years. Shani Warren was found bound and gagged in three feet of water in Taplow Lake, near Maidenhead, on the day after Good Friday in 1987. The 26-year-old went missing as she drove from her home in Stoke Poges to dispose of grass cuttings.
EU taking new Covid variant ‘very seriously’, says president
A council in Australia appears set to effectively ban cats from being outdoors unless they are on a lead. Planned changes to laws in Freemantle, Western Australia, would see felines prohibited from all council owned areas, including roads, verges and bushlands. Members of the council voted to approve proposals tabled by Councillor Adin Lang, on the basis it would protect wildlife and remove the risk of cats being hit by cars.
World nations gather Monday to thrash out whether to pursue a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next crisis -- which experts fear is only a matter of time.