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Kanye West and Drake reunite in Toronto
Kanye West and Drake reunite in Toronto
Welcome to the latest post in our ‘Day in the Life’ blog series in which product and engineering’s digital coordinator, Rasha Ardati, interviews a colleague from the department to reflect on their career and experiences at the Guardian.
‘We’re gonna need a new variant here’
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 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 clock is ticking, which heightens the need for close cooperation with our partners and friends to thwart Tehran's ambitions," the UK's Liz Truss and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid wrote in the Telegraph newspaper on Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said earlier in the day that his country was "very worried" that world powers will remove sanctions on Iran in exchange for insufficient caps on its nuclear programme, as negotiators convene in Vienna on Monday in a last-ditch effort to salvage a nuclear deal.
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Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.
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". .
'Pursuing an honourable profession': Geoffrey Cox defends second job
A condolence ceremony is held for Iraqi Kurdish migrant Maryam Nuri Hama Amin, who drowned in the English Channel trying to reach her fiance in Britain. At least 27 migrants died when their inflatable boat sank off the French port of Calais.
A band of heavy snowfall passed over Norwalk, Ohio, on November 27, prompting the weather service to issue a warning about possible slippery roads.This video, posted to Twitter by Great Lakes Storm Chasing, shows snow falling in a residential area. Credit: Great Lakes Storm Chasing via Storyful
A teenager has been charged with the murder of 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool city centre, police have said. The youngster had been in the city with friends on Thursday following a Christmas lights switch-on when she suffered “catastrophic injuries” in an assault at 8.39pm, Merseyside Police said. A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has now been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.
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CALAIS, France (Reuters) -France is ready for a serious discussion with Britain on issues relating to illegal migration, but will not be held hostage to London's domestic politics, the country's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to President Emmanuel Macron setting out five steps the two countries could take to deter migrants from making the perilous journey. One of those - sending illegal migrants back to France - particularly angered Paris.
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The government currently has "no plan to move to plan B" in their Covid response, after nine cases of the Omicron variant were found in England and Scotland. Health Minister Ed Argar said restrictions expected to come into force on Tuesday, including mask-wearing on public transport and in shops, were "proportionate" but "we will see cases rise".
The introduction of compulsory PCR tests for Covid-19 for everyone arriving in the UK has been described as a “huge blow” for the travel industry. The move, announced by Prime MinisterBoris Johnson on Saturday, has been welcomed by scientists as a way of buying time to learn more about the Omicron variant. There are now 10 countries on the Government red list for travel, which means arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia will have to quarantine for 10 days.
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