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The US is moving to require all air travellers entering the country to show a negative Covid test taken a day before departure in a bid to stem the spread of the Omicron variant. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the revised timeline would help to “make international travel as safe as possible” amid growing concern over the spread of the new strain. Currently, vaccinated international air travellers can present a negative antigen test result obtained within three days from their point of departure.
The legendary Barbadian cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers admitted he would miss the Queen as head of state in Barbados. It comes as Prince Charles prepared to leave Barbados after the island nation celebrated becoming a Republic.
A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India
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LONDON (Reuters) -The economic impact from COVID-19 has faded since the start of the pandemic but still remains strong, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday, when asked how to assess news of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Financial markets have pared back their expectations of a Bank of England rate rise on Dec. 16 since information emerged about the new variant last week, and now see a two thirds chance of a rate rise, down from three quarters before. The probability of a BoE move was barely 50% on Tuesday before U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cast doubt on the transitory nature of inflation pressures and suggested the Fed might need to slow its bond purchases faster than planned.
Arsenal star Gabriel fought off a baseball bat-wielding thug who attempted to steal his car. Gabriel Magalhaes, known as Gabriel, had just returned to his home in Barnet, north London, when he was approached by three men as he got out of his car on August 20.
‘I have never seen anything like it ... piles of dead pups in the water, just bodies floating,’ ranger says
The LGBTQ community in Botswana celebrates after the government lost its bid to overturn a landmark 2019 ruling that decriminalised homosexuality in the country, calling the High Court ruling "awe-inspiring."
Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer labels promises made by Boris Johnson as not being "worth the manifesto paper" they are written on. The prime minister says Starmer "drivels on irrelevantly" and that Labour are riven by "factional infighting". .
Malala Yousafzai has celebrated her graduation from Oxford University at a restaurant in central London. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 24, marked finishing her philosophy, politics and economics degree on Monday with a meal at the Indian restaurant Colonel Saab in Holborn. The education activist was joined by her husband Asser Malik, also 24 - whom she married at a ceremony in Birmingham earlier this month, and close friends.
The migrant crisis has become a key issue on the doorstep in the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election campaign, the Reform UK candidate has said, as he accused Tories of "warm words but nothing changes".
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Twitter is prohibiting the sharing of private images and videos without the consent of the people involved. Although publishing private information is already banned on the platform - as is sharing private nude images - the new policy covers images and videos of people in ordinary settings too. It has raised questions about the ability for street photographers and others who work in public spaces to share content.
The red list has been resurrected with 10 countries in southern Africa added since Friday.
Administration is also preparing stricter testing requirements for travellers entering the US
Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.
Lisa Nandy will move from shadow foreign secretary to shadow levelling up secretary, Sky News understands, as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer continues a reshuffle of his cabinet. Sky News also understands that Nick Thomas-Symonds is being demoted from his position as shadow home secretary, while Louise Haigh is moving from shadow Northern Ireland secretary to the transport brief. It is also understood that Lucy Powell is transferring from shadow housing secretary to shadow culture secretary.
(Reuters) -A 15-year-old boy opened fire in a Michigan high school on Tuesday with a semi-automatic pistol his father had purchased days earlier, killing three fellow students and wounding eight other people before he was arrested, authorities said. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told a news briefing hours after the rampage at Oxford High School that investigators were at a loss to explain what might have precipitated "an unspeakable and unforgivable" act of violence. The suspect, disarmed and taken into custody by sheriff's deputies minutes after the shooting began, has declined to speak with investigators after his parents retained a lawyer and denied authorities permission to interview their son, Bouchard said.
In a new book, Lana Wood delves into the circumstances of her sister’s death in 1981. ‘I don’t know how people are remembering her, or if they are,’ she tells Clémence Michallon. ‘This is a reminder’
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.