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‘I have never seen anything like it ... piles of dead pups in the water, just bodies floating,’ ranger says
Relations between London and Paris have been further strained after Boris Johnson published his proposals for preventing small boat crossings.
Japan, Hong Kong and Ecuador among countries announcing new entry restrictions
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Anonymous social media trolls in Australia could be unmasked and sued in court if they refuse to take down abusive messages under a new law proposed by the government.
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ITV has confirmed it will host a special Christmas carol service led by the Duchess of Cambridge in a snub to the BBC. The event, hosted by Kate and supported by the Royal Foundation, will celebrate the work of “individuals and organisations” across the country who have “stepped up to support their communities during the pandemic”. The Westminster Abbey event was reportedly due to be hosted by the BBC, but the plans were given to ITV after the corporation sparked a furious row with Buckingham Palace over a documentary examining the relationship between Princes William and Harry and the media.
Monarch sends message marking ‘momentous’ day and wishing Barbadians peace and prosperity
The UK's favourite curry restaurants, as nominated by the British public, were announced at the 17th British Curry Awards on Monday evening.
All adults will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine as the government backed a far reaching expansion of the jabs programme to deal with the potential impact of the Omicron variant. Delivering a statement in the Commons shortly afterwards, Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that the government will be taking on board all of the recommendations "in full". The move, which will see millions more people in the UK become eligible for a third booster dose, has come in the wake of growing international concern about the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
The World Health Organization has called for a new international accord on tackling pandemics, following the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.During a special session of the World Health Assembly on November 29, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the new variant “underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.”“Omicron demonstrates just why the world needs a new accord on pandemics,” he said. “Our current system disincentivizes countries from alerting others to threats that will inevitably land on their shores,” he said.Tedros called on richer nations to commit to vaccine equity in order to bring an end to the pandemic. “More than 80 percent of the world’s vaccines have gone to G20 countries. Low income countries, most of them in Africa, have received just 0.6 percent of all vaccines,” he said. “The longer vaccine inequity persists, the more opportunity this virus has to spread and evolve in ways we cannot predict.”Tedros also said South Africa and Botswana “should be thanked for detecting and sequencing and reporting this variant, not penalized,” and said it was not yet known whether the variant is associated with more transmissions, severe disease, or vaccine resistance. Credit: World Health Organization via Storyful
‘We all deserve respect and an equal place in this world,’ wrote the Queen guitarist
A teenager has been charged with the murder of 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool city centre, police have said. The youngster had been in the city with friends on Thursday following a Christmas lights switch-on when she suffered “catastrophic injuries” in an assault at 8.39pm, Merseyside Police said. A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has now been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.
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A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Dozens of MPs will advocate for Afghan women’s rights and refugee resettlement while based in Greece
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.
The trial, taking place in the Thurgood Marshall US courthouse in lower Manhattan, is expected to continue into mid-January. View on euronews
The European Union needs to buy time to assess fully the implications of the new Omicron coronavirus variant and to prepare, notably by pushing for greater vaccination rates, the president of the European Commission said on Sunday. Ursula Von der Leyen, speaking during a visit to Latvia, said she took the variant seriously. "We know that we are in a race against time.... And the scientists and manufacturers need two to three weeks to have a full picture about the quality of the mutations of this Omicron variant," she told a news conference.