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The by-election follows the death of former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire.
Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed for the second time a law allowing terminally ill people to seek assistance from a doctor to end their lives, effectively postponing the legislation until a new parliament is elected. The veto, announced late on Monday, cited language used in the bill to describe terminal conditions that Rebelo de Sousa said was sometimes contradictory and needed to be clarified. Lawmakers first passed a bill to legalise euthanasia in January but Rebelo de Sousa asked the constitutional court to evaluate the legislation's "excessively undefined concepts".
South Africa’s new cases of COVID-19 have nearly doubled in just one day
The holly, jolly, best time of the year has gotten a light-filled launch
A forest fire burning on Pogue Mountain near Marion, North Carolina, grew to about 300 acres as of the afternoon on Wednesday, December 1, according to local satellite reports.No structures were threatened as of Wednesday as fire crews worked to contain the blaze that ignited on Tuesday afternoon, local media reported.The North Carolina Forest Service issued a statewide burn ban on Monday, in effect until further notice due to “increased fire risk.”Footage filmed by Scotty Powell, who said it was taken in McDowell County, shows a smoke-filled sky on Wednesday. Credit: Scotty Powell via Storyful
Leave it to Mel Brooks to blurb his own memoir
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.
Japan has started offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots to health care workers amid growing concerns over a new variant of the virus that has already been detected in the country
Malala Yousafzai has celebrated her graduation from Oxford University at a restaurant in central London. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 24, marked finishing her philosophy, politics and economics degree on Monday with a meal at the Indian restaurant Colonel Saab in Holborn. The education activist was joined by her husband Asser Malik, also 24 - whom she married at a ceremony in Birmingham earlier this month, and close friends.
The artistic venue, which includes Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, and National Poetry Library, will turn away those refusing to wear a mask.
MHRA decision comes three months after it approved use of Ronapreve
Leftist opposition leader Xiomara Castro was poised Wednesday to become Honduras's first woman president, with her main rival of the ruling conservative party conceding defeat even before the final vote count.
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 research was published in the journal Science Advances.
‘We are considering charges against both parents and we will be making a decision swiftly,’ prosecutor says
‘This is real. I am seeking closure. I have been running from this my entire life,’ says accuser known as ‘Jane’ on day three of trial
Plans for vaccine passports to expire six months after people receive their second jabs are threatening to throw Germany into chaos.
Model and author Jack Guinness wanted his Clapton home to reflect his personality. We take a look inside his colourful, mishmash world.
‘Not necessary to publish half the contents of five-page letter,’ three senior judges rule
Donald Trump has accused the Duchess of Sussex of "using" Prince Harry and being "disrespectful" to the Queen in a wide-ranging interview. Speaking to Nigel Farage in Florida, the former US president said he hasn't been a fan of the Duchess of Sussex since "day one". In response to comments from Mr Farage about Meghan using Duchess of Sussex headed writing paper to lobby members of Congress, Mr Trump said: "She is trying do things that I think are very inappropriate."