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Accusers say billionaire’s private paradise of Little St James in US Virgin Islands was centre of international sex trafficking ring
Play on words describing Australia’s slow vaccine rollout wins nods from expert panel and public vote
Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.
The World Health Organization has called for a new international accord on tackling pandemics, following the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.During a special session of the World Health Assembly on November 29, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the new variant “underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.”“Omicron demonstrates just why the world needs a new accord on pandemics,” he said. “Our current system disincentivizes countries from alerting others to threats that will inevitably land on their shores,” he said.Tedros called on richer nations to commit to vaccine equity in order to bring an end to the pandemic. “More than 80 percent of the world’s vaccines have gone to G20 countries. Low income countries, most of them in Africa, have received just 0.6 percent of all vaccines,” he said. “The longer vaccine inequity persists, the more opportunity this virus has to spread and evolve in ways we cannot predict.”Tedros also said South Africa and Botswana “should be thanked for detecting and sequencing and reporting this variant, not penalized,” and said it was not yet known whether the variant is associated with more transmissions, severe disease, or vaccine resistance. Credit: World Health Organization via Storyful
The legendary Barbadian cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers admitted he would miss the Queen as head of state in Barbados. It comes as Prince Charles prepared to leave Barbados after the island nation celebrated becoming a Republic.
Teams of TfL enforcement officers were out in force across London on Tuesday and swooped on commuters without face masks on public transport. As the renewed requirement to wear face coverings kicked in officers stopped those flouting the rules and warned them they would face fines next time. Officers shouted “face coverings are mandatory on the network” as commuters passed through.
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‘I have never seen anything like it ... piles of dead pups in the water, just bodies floating,’ ranger says
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Thomas Schreiber seethed with resentment over how he felt couple treated him, jury hears
PARIS (Reuters) -France has registered 47,177 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Tuesday, the highest one-day tally since early April at the height of the third wave of the pandemic. The latest data pushed the cumulative total of cases in France since the start of the pandemic to 7.67 million and the seven-day moving average of new coronavirus infections to well over 32,000. On April 8, France recorded nearly 85,000 infections.
Clarence House has dismissed as “fiction” claims in a new book that the Prince of Wales was the royal who speculated on the skin colour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s future children. Christopher Andersen alleges in his book that Charles made the comment on the day Harry and Meghan’s engagement was announced in November 2017. In Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, he writes the prince said to the Duchess of Cornwall: “I wonder what the children will look like?”, the New York Post’s Page Six website reported.
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".
Conservative MP and former Attorney General Sir Geoffrey Cox has spoken for the first time since it emerged he had a second job advising the British Virgin Islands government. Asked if he had damaged trust in politicians, Sir Geoffrey said, "I can't see why… all I've been doing is pursuing an honourable profession". .
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It was not the first time Angela Rayner had been overshadowed by internal party wrangling.
A fan ran onto the track during a MotoGP race in Valencia, Spain earlier this month. He jumped over the grandstand barrier to scatter the ashes of his deceased father and was quickly detained by security personnel.
Edmonton Oilers player Zach Hyman was lifted to light the top of a giant menorah in Edmonton in a ceremony to mark the start of Hanukkah on November 28.The event took place by the Holocaust memorial in the Alberta Legislature Grounds, with local news reporting the menorah to be 21 feet tall and 5,000 lbs in weight.Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi posted this footage on Twitter, wishing a “Happy Chanukah to Edmonton’s Jewish community,” and adding “May you all have a light-filled and prosperous holiday season.” Credit: Amarjeet Sohi via Storyful
The 65-year-old TV presenter said he forgot to drink water and woke up confused and incoherent.
The star baker is bursting with fresh confidence following his sensational Argentine Tango with dance partner Johannes Radebe