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Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of a New Year lockdown if Britons ease off in the fight against coronavirus - as his chief medic warned people not to hug elderly relatives at Christmas. England is due to exit its second national lockdown next Wednesday and the prime minister, speaking at a Downing Street news conference, said his aim now was to avoid "taking our foot off the throat of the beast". "If we ease off now we risk losing control of this virus all over again, casting aside our hard-won gains and forcing us back to a New Year national lockdown with all the damage that would mean," he said.
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These astonishing images show off the majesty of some of the world’s greatest landmarks in a whole new light.From skydivers over the Great Pyramids of Giza to a Welsh farmhouse, the pictures were all submitted for the 2020 Historic Photographer of the Year Awards.The awards called on photographers to capture “history all around us”, in the form of historical places and cultural sites around the globe.Astonishing images of civilisation’s most iconic landmarks, including the Taj Mahal, Pompeii and the Palace of Versailles are just some of the historical sites featured.But the overall winner out of thousands of entries in the worldwide competition was awarded to Michael Marsh, for his sombre picture of Brighton Palace Pier, captioned “standing in the full force of weather and time”.Entries were judged on composition, originality and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact.
Oxford University and AstraZeneca on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental Covid-19 vaccine. A statement describing the error came days after the company and the university described the shots as "highly effective" and made no mention of why some study participants did not receive as much vaccine in the first of two shots as expected. In a surprise finding, the group of volunteers that got a lower dose seemed to be much better protected than the volunteers who got two full doses. In the low-dose group, AstraZeneca said, the vaccine appeared to be 90 per cent effective. In the group that got two full doses, the vaccine appeared to be 62 per cent effective. Combined, the drugmakers said the vaccine appeared to be 70 per cent effective, but the way in which the results were arrived at and reported by the companies has led to pointed questions from experts. The partial results announced on Monday are from large ongoing studies in the UK and Brazil designed to determine the optimal dose of vaccine as well as examine safety and effectiveness. Multiple combinations and doses were tried in the volunteers, and they were compared to others who were given a meningitis vaccine or a saline shot.
Donald Trump is expected to issue a wave of pardons, including some related to the Russia investigation, in his final weeks in office. It raised the possibility that the US president may also attempt to pre-emptively pardon himself to avoid any potential future legal entanglements. On Wednesday night Mr Trump pardoned Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with a Russian ambassador. After doing so Mr Trump posted on Twitter comments from a close ally, Republican congressman Matt Gaetz. Mr Gaetz said: "President Trump should pardon Flynn, the Thanksgiving turkey, and everyone from himself, to his administration." The question of whether a president can self-pardon has never been constitutionally tested and, if Mr Trump attempts to do so, it could end up in the Supreme Court. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, was national security adviser for two weeks at the start of Mr Trump's administration. He had yet to be sentenced. In a statement his family said he was the victim of a partisan prosecution and "hideous wrong". They said: "Tyranny will not topple us. Masks will not silence us. Threats will not stop us. Evil will not triumph. May God Bless President Trump." Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: "Have a great life General Flynn!" The president is keen to undo, as much as possible, the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into links between his 2016 campaign and Russia, which he always maintained was a "witch hunt" by Democrats. Others who could now be pardoned include Paul Manafort, his former campaign chairman who was jailed for fraud, his former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who served 12 days for lying to the FBI, and former senior aide Rick Gates, who was sentenced to 45 days for conspiracy.
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The Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement released on November 26 that it had successfully test launched a Zircon hypersonic missile from the White Sea against a target in the Barents Sea.The statement said that the missile test launch was carried out as part of new weapon trials. The military said it hit a sea target after flying 450 kilometers (279 miles) at over eight times the speed of sound.This video, shared by the Russian Ministry of Defense, was described as showing the Russian vessel Admiral Gorshkov test launching the missile. Credit: Ministry of Defense Russia via Storyful
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