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The British public's expectations for inflation over the next year jumped to the highest since 2008 this month, bank Citi said on Tuesday, something the Bank of England will note as it meets to decide whether to raise interest rates next week. Expectations for inflation over the next 12 months rose to 4.4% in October from 4.1% in September, Citi said, based on its monthly survey with pollsters YouGov, conducted on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. The BoE's chief economist, Huw Pill, said last week he thought consumer price inflation in Britain could go above 5%, more than double the BoE's 2% target, before falling back.
Australia will aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 but will not pass legislation about the goal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would instead rely on consumers and companies to push towards emission reductions. Australia had so far refused to join countries such as the UK and US in pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next week.
Here’s a riddle: what is four letters, shut for Christmas and grew 18 times in size over the weekend? Why, it’s London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone. From this morning, drivers of petrol and diesel cars that fail to meet new standards are subject to a £12.50 daily charge to drive anywhere within the North and South Circular Roads. Poor air quality gushing from older internal combustion engines spew out Nitrous oxide and particulate matter which contribute to health conditions ranging from asthma and strokes to heart disease and cancers.
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While the UK Government has now embarked on a programme of starting to offer 8.5 million who are eligible a third booster vaccine, the number of people in the world’s poorest countries who have been fully vaccinated is just 1.3 per cent. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to supply 100 million surplus vaccines within the next year to poor countries but, as with so many of his promises, he has delivered fewer than 10 per cent of this figure. The lack of equitable global vaccine distribution should be a source of great shame for Britain and other rich nations.
The "possible exoplanet" - which has been found in the spiral galaxy Messier 51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy - is 28 million light years away. It is thousands of times further than any other exoplanet previously found in the Milky Way. It was detected by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a NASA space telescope that is 86,000 miles away from the Earth.
President Joe Biden campaigns Tuesday in Virginia for the Democrats' beleaguered governor candidate Terry McAuliffe, whose slide in the polls has put the party on red alert for a Republican comeback in next year's midterm battle for Congress.
The Damascus bookshops and publishing houses that once stood as beacons of Syria's intellectual life are being replaced with shoe shops and money changers, as culture falls casualty to crisis.
Beijing and Wuhan marathons postponed as China battles Delta outbreak. Authorities warn Covid cases likely to rise after cases were detected in 11 provinces
Comedian Dave Chappelle - whose Netflix special sparked a backlash for its comments about the LGBT+ community - has doubled down on his remarks and hit out at "cancel" culture. Chappelle, one of the biggest names in American comedy, told his audience that "gender is a fact" in his hour-long Netflix special The Closer. In his first public remarks since the controversy, he posted on Instagram that he was willing to discuss his show with members of the transgender community but added that he is "not bending to anybody's demands".
Sabina Nessa’s sister has called on political leaders to “step up” to keep women safe. Jebina Yasmin Islam, in an interview with ITV, demanded to see change for women after her sister was killed while making a five-minute journey to a pub to meet a friend in south-east London on September 17. “Boris Johnson needs to do something,” Jebina said.
“We will not be murdering people” reads a disclaimer on Boxpark’s website
Series three of the award-winning drama began airing earlier this month.
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the US is ‘deeply alarmed’ by reports of a coup in Khartoum
Despite grappling with the fallout over leaked documents, Facebook reported $9 billion in profits from July to September, a solid increase compared to the same period last year. Also, carmaker Tesla joins the small club of companies valued at over $1 trillion, and workers at a New York City warehouse aim to become the first group of Amazon employees to form a union in the US.
Tyler played Gunther, the quirky coffee shop manager with bleached hair and an unrequited love for Aniston’s Rachel.
Sudanese armed forces have fired live rounds on people protesting against an apparent military coup in Khartoum, the government said on Monday, as the country's top general dissolved the transitional government.
Several Chinese provinces and cities say they’ll start giving Covid-19 vaccines to children as young as three
An 11.5-foot (3.5-meter) tall puppet, known as “Little Amal,” arrived in London after completing a 5,000 mile journey across Europe as part of a project aimed to “focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees.”The puppet, depicting a Syrian girl named Amal, is at the heart of project called ‘The Walk’, which followed Little Amal as she traveled from the Turkish-Syrian border to Manchester.The artwork was made by the Handspring Puppet Company and was inspired by a character who “represented the hundreds of unaccompanied minors in the Calais camp who were separated from their families” in the Good Chance theater company’s award-winning play “The Jungle.”This video, filmed by Attila Kulcsar, shows crowds gathering to greet Little Amal in Trafalagar Square to celebrate her journey across Europe and the character’s tenth birthday. Credit: Attila Kulcsar via Storyful