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A drug cocktail could help fight the new variant after results show it is four times better at keeping people out of intensive care than the current treatment.
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Government imposes new restrictions to fight Omicron as first cases found in UK. Masks made mandatory in shops and on buses and trains. New arrivals must take PCR tests
Boris Johnson says anyone arriving in the UK will be asked to take a PCR test for Covid-19 on the second day and must self-isolate until they provide a negative test. The prime minister also announces the rules of face coverings in shops and on public transport will be tightened.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Sunday, destroying buildings including a church tower, injuring at least 10 people and sending shock waves across the region.
Work is under way to tweak vaccines against the new concerning strain of coronavirus that has sparked travel bans.
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Morrison caps off a wild week in parliament with a unifying bout of troll-busting. With the government divided over voter ID, integrity and religious discrimination legislation, the PM announced a bill everyone could get behind
Their table manners were shocking, but the guests of honour at a special banquet in the Thai town of Lopburi on Sunday loved monkeying around. Lopburi has been laying on an annual feast of fruit for its population of macaques since the late 1980s, part religious tradition and part tourist attraction.
The European Union needs to buy time to assess fully the implications of the new Omicron coronavirus variant and to prepare, notably by pushing for greater vaccination rates, the president of the European Commission said on Sunday. Ursula Von der Leyen, speaking during a visit to Latvia, said she took the variant seriously. "We know that we are in a race against time.... And the scientists and manufacturers need two to three weeks to have a full picture about the quality of the mutations of this Omicron variant," she told a news conference.
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A new, heavily mutated Covid-19 variant spread across the globe on Sunday, shutting borders and renewing curbs as the EU chief said governments faced a "race against time" to understand the strain.
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France is willing to discuss autonomy for the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe if it is in the interests of the people who live there, government minister Sebastien Lecornu has said, following days of sometimes violent protests. Guadeloupe and the nearby French island of Martinique have seen several days of protests against Covid-19 measures that have spilled over into violence.Lecornu, the minister for France's overseas territories, said in a YouTube video issued late on Friday that cer
Protesters gather in London following drownings in the English Channel
Gunshots rang out on Black Friday inside a packed Washington state mall, injuring one person as hundreds of other shoppers hid inside stores
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.
At least two people have been killed as Storm Arwen brought gusts of almost 100mph, causing widespread disruption across the UK.
Two teenage brothers were shot dead, while 40-year mother, sisters and 13-year-old brother were injured