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The defendant said in a call to his sister from prison that ‘demons’ made him lose control
South Africa’s new cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in just one day
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.
The by-election follows the death of former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire.
Domestic abuse and sexual offences should be treated as seriously as knife crime and homicide, the government has said.
The red list has been resurrected with 10 countries in southern Africa added since Friday.
Concerns and reassurance over Christmas feature among the stories on Thursday’s front pages.
The South Africa Open is facing further disruption after four golfers tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the tournament starting on Thursday. Darren Fichardt, an 18-time winner on the local Sunshine Tour, Teaghan Gauche, Dylan Mostert and Siyanda Mwandla are the players who have been forced to withdraw. It comes after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in the country last week led to travel restrictions being imposed around the world, and the golf schedule being significantly affected.
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.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte believes Oliver Skipp has what it takes to become a top midfielder after he starred in a 2-0 win over Brentford. The 21-year-old put in a dominant display in midfield as Spurs won through Sergi Canos’ own goal and Son Heung-min’s second-half strike to move within touching distance of the top four. Skipp, who came through the club’s academy system and is an England Under-21 international, has impressed Conte, who says he can take him to the top.
Former British number one Johanna Konta has announced her retirement from tennis, after struggling with a persistent knee problem over the past couple of years.
The presidential candidate from Honduras’ ruling party has conceded that opposition candidate Xiomara Castro won Sunday’s election
Cuba's first LGBTQ hotel welcoms guests after the island reopened its borders on November 15. The Gran Muthu Rainbow Hotel opened its doors for the first time in December 2019, before having to close them once again over the Covid-19 pandemic.
Russia has “no right” to demand Ukraine be permanently excluded from Nato, the head of the alliance said on Wednesday, as President Vladimir Putin suggested he would insist on such a move as a guarantee of peace.
Christmas parties this year should not see “much snogging under the mistletoe”, a Cabinet minister has said, as Boris Johnson faced questions over a Downing Street event that reportedly took place during last year’s lockdown.
The Kremlin said on Thursday that the probability of a new conflict in eastern Ukraine remained high and that Moscow was concerned by "aggressive" rhetoric from Kyiv and an increase in what it called provocative actions. Moscow denies planning an invasion and accuses Ukraine of building up its own forces in the east of the country.
These skin-tight layers will protect you from the frosty weather without hindering your stamina
In a first, this year’s shortlist was made up entirely of groups with no individual artist being nominated.
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
German leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel and her designated successor Olaf Scholz are expected to approve a de-facto "lockdown for the unvaccinated" on Thursday to combat surging Covid cases.