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With coded references to "eating melons" and "that person", Chinese social media users are getting creative to discuss tennis star Peng Shuai online as censors race to scrub all mentions of her sexual assault allegations.
A Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan was on Friday beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob, police confirmed, in an incident local media reported was linked to alleged blasphemy.
From foxy to gleamy: winter weather words you’ll never hear in forecasts. Precise language used by meteorologists misses out on some of the more vivid wintry terms
Cream-cheesed off: bagel-loving New Yorkers face supply chain nightmare. Shop owners tell New York Times of worries over dwindling supplies of the popular breakfast comestible
Two former housing ministers are launching a bid to repeal Britain's 200-year-old Vagrancy Act in order to end the "criminalisation of the homeless".
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A Sudanese pro-democracy group has condemned comments by the U_N_ chief urging citizens to support a deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok so the country can have “a peaceful transition towards a true democracy.”
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Jussie Smollett’s defence has argued at trial that the man the actor says attacked him was a former lover who masturbated with him in a gay bathhouse.
LONDON (Reuters) -A rise in the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England in the latest week was driven by the dominant Delta variant rather than Omicron, Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Friday. There have been 134 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Britain, which has mutations consistent with reduced vaccine efficacy.
For the first time ever, this year's MOBO Awards will "celebrate the artistry" of drill rap. Drill has been blamed by authorities for encouraging youth violence, a claim refuted by Big Narstie, who said in 2018 that it is "unfair" that the genre was being linked to stabbings and shootings in the capital. In the same year, the Metropolitan Police ordered YouTube to remove at least 30 drill videos from its platform, claiming they incited gang violence.
We’ve been here before, with the fate of abortion rights throughout the United States in doubt and awaiting a decision by the Supreme Court
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A delegation of politicians from Mongolia visited one of Buddhism's holiest temples in India on Friday 3 December. One of the delegation has since tested positive for Covid-19, causing alarm amongst the authorities, who are now attempting to trace his contacts. The delegation of 23 visited the Bodhgaya Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya in Bihar. The UNESCO World Heritage Site marks the spot where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. The group was led by Chairman of State Great Khural, the parliament of Mongolia, Gombojav Zandanshatar. The group included ministers, members of parliament, the Mongolian ambassador to India, and others. They spent two days in the holy city, visiting sites related to Buddha, including the famous Dungeshwari hills where he meditated for seven years before attaining enlightenment.
Dense fog was limiting visibility across areas of the Central Valley in northern California on the morning of Saturday, December 4, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento warned.This timelapse video from ALERTWildfire shows fog rolling over mountains in the Sutter Buttes range, north of Sacramento.The NWS urged drivers to use low-beam headlights, to slow down, and to delay travel until the fog lifts. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful
Thousands of people have marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht to protest the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures
The Communities Secretary said the deal was ‘deeply disappointing’.
Rio has cancelled its traditional New Year's Eve celebrations as the Omicron COVID variant spreads around the world. Announcing the move on Twitter, the mayor of the Brazilian city Eduardo Paes said the decision was taken "with sadness", but that organisers "respect the science". "We're going to cancel the official New Year's Eve celebration in Rio in this way."
Omicron driving record rate of Covid infection in South African province. Officials say variant’s R number is believed to be above 6, though most cases are mild and no deaths reported
For the 35th year, kids in areas surrounding Shepherdsville, Kentucky, are being visited by Santa traveling in a fire truck transformed by Christmas lights and decorations.Known locally as the “Santa Truck”, the vehicle was three weeks in the making at Zoneton Fire Protection District, and was unveiled on December 1.“We take our truck and turn it into Santa’s sleigh and we go out through the district and put smiles on people’s faces,” said Fire Captain Steven Corbin, as reported by WHAS11.Drone footage by Doug Cohron shows the first glimpse of the finished truck.“The first things were to remove a compartment door, empty the water tank, remove the hose and ladders along with other equipment,” Cohron told Storyful. “Then the time-consuming part – all the lights, electrical and data cables, sound system, lights to illuminate Santa and the elves, figures and most importantly Rudolph with his nose so bright.”The truck made its first stop on December 2 at the grave of Fire Chief Rob Orkies, who died from COVID-19, WDRB reported. Credit: Doug Cohron/Kentucky Drone via Storyful