Conflict in Ethiopia
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Conflict in Ethiopia
Teams of TfL enforcement officers were out in force across London on Tuesday and swooped on commuters without face masks on public transport. As the renewed requirement to wear face coverings kicked in officers stopped those flouting the rules and warned them they would face fines next time. Officers shouted “face coverings are mandatory on the network” as commuters passed through.
Concerns and reassurance over Christmas feature among the stories on Thursday’s front pages.
A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India
With December here, it’s vino a go-go
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff for the White House’s menorah lighting ceremony, marking the fourth night of Hanukkah on November 1.Emhoff, who is Jewish, led the lighting, and was joined by Chuck Schumer, the New York Senator and first Jewish Majority Leader.“This is a White House tradition, but for the first time in history it is a family tradition,” said Biden, referring to Emhoff. Credit: White House via Storyful
The by-election follows the death of former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire.
The red list has been resurrected with 10 countries in southern Africa added since Friday.
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Letters: The government’s relentless campaign to demonise refugees arriving on our shores has led some to shrug off Channel crossing deaths, writes Jenny Sutton. Plus letters from Peter Pusey, Rowena Dawson and Jennifer Basannavar
Finding the straighteners for curly hair is no mean feat – could these portable plates be serious contenders?
At least one person was killed in a shooting at Humboldt High School in Tennessee on November 30, local media citing authorities said.Humboldt City Schools said there was an altercation between two adults at a basketball game between Humboldt High School and North Side High School on Tuesday night that resulted in an “exchange of gunfire”.The statement said no students were involved or injured and that an investigation was “forthcoming”. Credit: Patrick Buie via Storyful
"I have faith in the justice system, that the jury will come to the right conclusion," says Jennifer Araoz, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, following the first day of Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial. The British socialite and longtime partner of Jeffrey Epstein is accused of procuring teenage girls for the disgraced financier.
Kate Bingham, the former head of the UK's COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce who secured millions of doses for the country, said scientists should know within a week whether existing shots are effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Bingham, a venture capitalist who backed multiple vaccines at the start of the pandemic to secure early access for Britain, said she currently expected that the leading shots would still show efficacy. Bingham, who has returned to her role as managing partner at SV Health Investors, said Britain had built up the capability to quickly test existing vaccines against new variants.
Andrew Devine, 55, died in July, more than 32 years after he suffered serious injuries at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.
In tonight's edition: Thousands take part in massive protests in Sudan's capital Khartoum. Dozens are arrested as anger mounts against the country's military. Meanwhile in Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his army is making significant gains as he calls on Tigrayan rebels to surrender. Finally, African fashion pays tribute to world-renowned designer Virgil Abloh, who died this weekend aged 41 after a battle with cancer. The son of Ghanaian immigrants was the first Black man to become the lead designer of major French fashion house.
World number one Novak Djokovic said he supports "fully" the Women's Tennis Association's decision to suspend its tournaments in China over concerns about the safety of female player Peng Shuai, who accused a top Communist Party official of sexual assault.
New measures to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant are now in force across England. Sky News spoke to commuters, as they donned masks once again on public transport. George told Sky's Aisha Zahid at Victoria Station in central London that he doesn't "want to be wearing a mask but you've got to do what you have to".
Thomas Schreiber seethed with resentment over how he felt couple treated him, jury hears
Soldier parachutes into Florida Gators game
A new system to allow victims in rape trials to give pre-recorded evidence is becoming “unworkable” because lawyers are refusing to take on cases, MPs have been warned. Evidence in modern-day slavery and serious sexual offence cases can now be taped months in advance of a criminal trial, to be replayed later in front of a jury. The measure – under Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act – is intended to help vulnerable witnesses avoid having to wait months or even years for a court showdown with the defendant.