Insulate Britain protesters block M25
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Netflix and Unesco search for African film-makers to ‘reimagine’ folktalesCompetition opens to find six young creators in sub-Saharan Africa who will be funded to produce movies for 2022 The new folklore films will sit alongside successful contemporary series such as South African crime drama Queen Sono. Photograph: Netflix
The decision by the human medicines committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to begin the rolling review was based on early results from clinical studies, the regulator said https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/news/ema-starts-rolling-review-evusheld-tixagevimab-cilgavimab. While vaccines rely on an intact immune system to develop targeted antibodies and infection-fighting cells, AstraZeneca's biotech compound, to be branded as Evusheld, contains lab-made antibodies designed to linger in the body for months to contain the virus in case of an infection. "EMA will evaluate more data on the quality, safety and effectiveness of the medicine as they become available," the European Union's (EU) watchdog said, adding the review would continue until AstraZeneca can formally submit an application for approval.
The traffic light system has been given a face lift and Covid testing requirements have been changed to make it easier for people to travel. Forty-seven countries were removed from the red list at 4am on Monday, meaning arrivals from those locations will no longer need to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel. How does the traffic light system work now?
A New Zealand woman did her best Bruce Bogtrotter impression in Auckland, eating an entire three-tier Japanese cheesecake in under five minutes.Auckland-based competitive eater and model Nela Zisser can often be found making her way through outrageous food challenges.“It’s, like, so creamy,” Zisser says in the video as she eats the cheesecake, which she bought from Uncle Tetsu’s and decorated herself.She managed to scarf down the dessert in just four minutes and 55 seconds without the help of any liquids.Zisser’s YouTube account chronicles such food feats as wolfing down 10 Burger King Whoppers in 17 minutes, devouring a 1-kg burrito in just under 100 seconds, and consuming a 2.2-pound jar of Nutella in under four minutes. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful
Giulio Regeni: trial of Egyptian security agents charged over death begins in RomeThe accused, all members of the National Security Agency, are being tried in absentia after the researcher’s kidnap and killing in Cairo Amnesty International supporters outside the Egyptian embassy in London demanding justice for Giulio Regeni, who was found murdered in Cairo in 2016. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters
Stirring image of striking worker Jason Schultz praised for being ‘worth a thousand words’
X-ray body scanners have prevented more than 10,000 attempts to smuggle contraband - including weapons, drugs and phones - into prisons in just over a year. The government introduced the equipment in men's prisons in England and Wales in 2020. The 74 scanners allow prison staff to check whether inmates are hiding anything inside their bodies and have detected drugs including spice and morphine that were destined for prison wings.
Tributes flooded Twitter for the father-of-five, who was a well-known animal lover and campaigner.
“I needed to be completely independent from her as soon as I graduated high school.”
September 24 saw the bank’s debit card users spend 125% more on fuel than on the same day in 2019, and the highest amount since records began in 2014.
President Joe Biden plans to highlight his plan to lower the cost of child care for most American families as he makes the case for his stalled social spending bill during a visit to Connecticut
Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has dissolved the lower house of parliament, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections
China and other major polluters have a “moral duty” to step up the battle against global warming, a Cabinet minister said on Friday as pressure grew on President Xi Jinping to attend COP26. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned that countries that snub the summit in Glasgow will be seen as “outliers”, with the “world watching” what action political leaders will take to stop floods, fires and other climate change disasters. It came as the Queen gave permission for Buckingham Palace to be lit up in green to send a signal around the world that Britain is embracing the fight against global warming.
Just a few years ago their award-winning book charting the rise of Ukip caused a stir in British politics, but now the two authors of Revolt on the Right are locked in a battle over academic freedom. Professors Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin published their book in 2014 and won Political Book of the Year award at the Paddypower Political Book Awards 2015. After Goodwin, pictured, tweeted, “We either believe in academic freedom or we don’t” and called for for academics to stand up for Kathleen Stock, a philosophy professor at Sussex at the centre of a storm over trans rights, Ford pointed the Londoner to alleged legal threats Goodwin had sent to an academic writing about him on website OpenDemocracy.
Let her finish: interruptions of female justices led to new supreme court rulesJustice Sonia Sotomayor said oral argument rules were revamped after a study found women were more prone to being interrupted Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the new rules had had an ‘enormous impact’: ‘I … found that my colleagues are much more sensitive than they were before.’ Photograph: Erin Schaff/AP
One year on from the gruesome killing of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty, murdered by an Islamist militant for having shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a class on freedom of expression, students and teachers spoke to FRANCE 24 about how that unspeakable event affected them. On October 16, 2020, Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, was stabbed and beheaded near his school in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, near Paris. The perpetrator was 18-year-old Abdoullakh Anzorov, a R
Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked all police forces to immediately review security arrangements for MPs following the death of Sir David Amess. Following the killing of Sir David at his constituency surgery in Essex on Friday afternoon, Ms Patel chaired a meeting of police, security and intelligence agencies and also spoke to House of Commons' Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle. "The home secretary has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs with immediate effect and will provide updates in due course," a spokesman for Ms Patel said.
Dan Poulter says "aggressive law and order approach" needs a rethink.
The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom
Comedian Rosie Jones tells trolls who mock her voice to 'f**k right off'