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The government has already bought up 340 million doses of prototype vaccines – more than any other country.
Most of the major cities in England - with the exception of London and Bristol - are either in Tier 3 or expect to be under it soon.
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Boris Johnson was today urged to consider a lockdown “sooner" rather than later after a shock report warned nearly 100,000 people are catching Covid-19 a day .Ministers were warned that the disease in the South is following the hotspot pattern of the North, but just a few weeks behind.
The Duchess of Sussex’s privacy battle against the Mail on Sunday has been delayed until next autumn for "confidential” reasons, despite her father arguing that he “could be dead tomorrow”. The Duchess is suing the owner of the newspaper for publishing extracts from a "private and confidential" letter she sent her father Thomas Markle in 2018, claiming it was a breach of her privacy and copyright. Mr Markle was expected to give evidence in the trial, scheduled for January, but a High Court judge has granted an application by the Duchess's lawyers to adjourn the hearing until "much later next year". Mr Justice Warby said that the "primary basis" for the delay was sought on "a confidential ground". A spokesman for the Duchess, 39, refused to be drawn on the reasons for her application to postpone, which was not opposed by the newspaper. But it did ask the judge to consider Mr Markle's situation, saying he is "elderly and sick" and still wants to give evidence at the trial. In a witness statement lodged before the court, Mr Markle - who suffers from a heart condition, shortness of breath and is pre-diabetic - urged for the trial to go ahead “as quickly as possible”.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls Macron’s defence of cartoons 'a stupid act’
A coronavirus mutation which originated among Spanish farmers could be responsible for up to 80 per cent of Britain’s infections after holidaymakers brought it home over the summer, a new study has suggested. The variant, known as 20A.EU1, was discovered by a team of international researchers who tracked its spread across Europe through its genetic code. Similarly to other viruses, Covid-19 mutates twice-monthly on average, but these variations - including 20A.EU - do not tend to change the function of the virus, scientists say. So far, there are no indications the new strain spreads faster or has more detrimental health impacts, the authors of the pre-print study stressed. By examining the genetic code of the virus from Covid-19 tests, a method known as DNA sequencing, scientists can follow these variations and track their prevalence within regions. The mutation was first discovered among farm workers in northern Spain in June, before it moved into the local community, travelled into the Valencia region and then on to the rest of the country.
There are plenty of celebrities we can always count on for great hair moments - Lizzo, Kylie Jenner, and Cardi B, to name a few - but one woman who shouldn't be left out of that conversation is Keke Palmer. The actress and former morning show host has proven on many red carpets and award shows that she can ever so confidently pull off just about any hairstyle, whether it's box braids, loose waves, pixie cuts, and beyond - and we have the proof. Read ahead to check out some of our favorite hairstyles that we've seen on Keke Palmer.
Canada promised a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain would be easy to agree on Thursday, as Brussels said UK-EU negotiations had entered a “critical” phase. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau predicted that a rollover deal with Britain to replace the EU-Canada trade agreement after Brexit will be “straightforward”. It will form the basis of a new UK-EU deal after Britain falls out of the EU-Canada deal when it leaves the transition period at the end of the year, he said. He stressed Ottawa wanted a trade deal with Brexit Britain and that it would be much simpler than the ongoing trade talks with Brussels. Mr Trudeau was speaking at a press conference after an EU-Canada video-summit with the presidents of the European Commission and Council. He said, “There are significant complexities that the UK sorry grappling with in terms of negotiating the post Brexit agreement with the European Union. “I can highlight that it's fairly straightforward with Canada and we are certainly very optimistic in the ability to see things roll over smoothly,“ he said. “There have been many discussions over the past years between myself and Prime Minister Johnson and his predecessor on that seamless transition,” Mr Trudeau added. Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European commission, said she was in hourly contact with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator. She said intensified talks with Britain, which resume on Friday in Brussels, were in a “critical phase”. “We're making good progress but on two critical issues, the level playing field, and the fisheries, there we would like to see more progress,” she said. Mrs von der Leyen said the level playing field guarantees were the price for zero tariff access to the Single Market. “We are now in depth in detailing out how could we construct a system that is fair for both sides for a level playing field,” she said. How to construct the system with clear rules on both sides and a dispute mechanism system was a “crucial” question negotiations would delve deep into in the coming days of negotiations, she said. Britain had previously rejected EU demands for stricter level playing field guarantees and argued that all it wanted was a "Canada-style" trade deal with non-enforceable commitments.
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Indian government demands ‘urgent corrective steps’ after new banknotes appear to have distorted boundaries of both India and Pakistan
A couple who sold their home and possessions to travel the world in a £40k camper van in the midst of the Covid pandemic now say they 'feel safer' than ever. Meg Ward, 29, made the "crackers" decision to uproot their life and leave everything behind after meeting a community of people who lived in their vans while on holiday in 2018. She sold their three-bedroom house she had purchased with her partner Josh, 31, over ten years ago and began to look for a suitable vehicle to satisfy their wanderlust.
A knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police. President Emmanuel Macron said France would deploy thousands more soldiers to protect important sites such as places of worship and schools, as the country's security alert was raised to its highest level. Speaking outside the church, Macron said France had been attacked "over our values, for our taste for freedom, for the ability on our soil to have freedom of belief ... And I say it with great clarity again today: We will not give any ground."
'Now his advisers are out there saying, including his son-in-law, his son-in-law says, Black folks have to want to be successful, that's the problem’
Chinese and U.S. military chiefs held talks on crisis communication this week, amid heightened tensions between the two military superpowers this year in the South China Sea, with the United States denying a report on a possible drone attack. The exchange, days ahead of the U.S. elections, came as U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper toured Asia with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo where they had urged countries to cooperate with the United States to confront the security threats posed by China, a position China has criticised as a Cold War mentality and zero-sum mindset.
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