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Air travel to Europe should be suspended from all countries where the new COVID variant has been detected, the European Commission president said. Ursula von der Leyen also said vaccine producers are obliged under their contracts to adapt their jabs as soon as a new variant emerges. "All air travel to these countries should be suspended until we have a clearer understanding about the danger posed by this new variant," she said.
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Hundreds of farmers gather on the outskirts of Delhi to mark one year of protests against agricultural reforms. This comes a week after India's Prime Minister Modi announced a move to repeal the three controversial agricultural reform laws.
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World nations gather Monday to thrash out whether to pursue a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next crisis -- which experts fear is only a matter of time.
French trawler crews are planning a series of port and cargo terminal blockades Friday in their push for a political decision over their right to take their trawlers into British waters. Their aim is to disrupt British supply lines in the hope of emptying supermarket shelves. Crews will target the harbours at Saint-Malo, Calais and Ouistreham in northern France, as well as access to the freight terminal of the Channel Tunnel near Calais.“The patience of professionals has limits,” said Gerard Rom
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Parts of the north and east coast of the United Kingdom experienced storm damage overnight from November 26-27, after a rare red weather warning was issued by the Met Office.Police Scotland warned residents not to travel through areas under threat from Storm Arwen. According to local reports, around 80,000 homes in Scotland were left without power.The red warning remained in force that morning for coastal eastern Scotland and northeast England, with the public in those areas urged to only travel if “absolutely essential”.This footage was posted by Ross Largue, who said John Muir Country Park in Dunbar was “completely devastated”. Credit: Ross Largue via Storyful
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At least two people have been killed as Storm Arwen brought gusts of almost 100mph, causing widespread disruption across the UK.
Thomas Tuchel is convinced Romelu Lukaku will still be a game-changing signing for Chelsea – despite the European champions thriving in his absence. Chelsea have powered on in the Premier League and Europe despite their club record £97.5million striker being side-lined with an ankle injury for the past month. An unbeaten run in all competitions has included thumping wins against Norwich and Juventus – but Tuchel is adamant the return of Lukaku cannot come soon enough.
ITV has scrapped plans for a live broadcast of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! Presenters Ant and Dec were due to broadcast live from Gwrych Castle in North Wales tonight but instead will pre-record segments that will be played later. ITV said this is part of "precautionary measures" being put in place.
South Africa and its neighbours are increasingly isolated from the rest of the world. The US joins a growing list of countries banning travellers hailing from southern African nations due to fears of a new COVID-19 variant. Also tonight, we bring you a report on the Christian minority in Sudan. Recent political instability has brought both hope and fear to the long-persecuted community. And finally, camels play a crucial role in Somalia, providing milk, meat and muscles to nomadic populations.
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While the red weather warning expired in the early hours of Saturday, the Met Office said amber and yellow warnings for wind remained in place.
Gunshots rang out on Black Friday inside a packed Washington state mall, injuring one person as hundreds of other shoppers hid inside stores
London Underground staff strike in protest against new Night Tube rota