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"This variant is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic," US President Joe Biden says in an address from the White House on the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Three former Google software engineers have sued the tech giant, alleging it breached employee contracts by not honouring its "don't be evil" pledge. The lawsuit was filed by former employees Rebecca Rivers, Sophie Waldman and Paul Duke at a state court in Santa Clara county, California, on Monday. Google, whose parent company is Alphabet Inc, has promoted the pledge "don't be evil" as a core value for more than 20 years, and it remains a part of the firm's official employee code of conduct.
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The speed with which new variants of the COVID-19 virus spread around the world can leave government's scrambling to catch up. It has taken barely two weeks from the initial testing of 'patient zero', before potentially the entire globe is readying itself to examine COVID test samples to see if they contain the Omicron variant. Patient zero, called n=1 or the index case by the scientific community, arrived at Hong Kong International Airport on 11 November, having flown in from South Africa via Doha in Qatar, on flight QR818.
The migrant crisis has become a key issue on the doorstep in the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election campaign, the Reform UK candidate has said, as he accused Tories of "warm words but nothing changes".
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All nine cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus can be traced back to a single event on November 20, Nicola Sturgeon said.
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".
A bisexual teacher has resigned after being told to remove his Pride flag by a school board in Michigan, US.
Forty-one minors, including a newborn baby, were among the 244 migrants rescued by the Italian Coast Guard during a 16-hour operation off the coast of Calabria on the night of November 27-28.The infant was born on the fishing boat being used by the migrants, just hours before the rescue, which saw everyone on the vessel brought to shore.The Italian coast guard said the mission, which involved Frontex and Romanian Border Police, was “complex” due to “weather and sea conditions.” Credit: Guardia Costiera via Storyful
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The Energy Networks Association have confirmed that 45,000 of their UK customers are still without power.
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Republican Greg Abbott is trying to appeal to Hispanic voters by claiming Beto O’Rourke is appropriating their culture
A rare Pacific footballfish, a deep-sea anglerfish usually found at ocean depths of more than 2,000 feet, was found on beach in San Diego, California on November 13, according to local reports.Jay Beiler, who captured these images, told Storyful he encountered the fish on Torrey Pines State Beach. “At first I thought it was a — like a jellyfish or something, and then I went and looked at it a little more carefully, and some other people were gathered around it too, and then I saw that it was this very unusual fish,” Beiler told NBC 7 San Diego. “It’s the stuff of nightmares — mouth almost looked bloody! I’d say it was nearly a foot long.”According to NBC 7, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography reported the fish was a Pacific footballfish, one of the larger anglerfish species found throughout the Pacific Ocean. However, the species has only been seen “a few times” in California, said Ben Frable, manager of the marine vertebrate collection at Scripps.The Pacific footballfish species live at depths between 2,000 to 3,300 feet, where sunlight doesn’t penetrate, according to the California Academy of Sciences. The fish use a fleshy, bioluminescent lure from their heads to attract prey. Credit: Jay Beiler via Storyful
For British author and photographer Johny Pitts, black communities across Europe are the “visual markers”of the legacy of European colonialism. These communities are disparate, with each contending with their own specific cultural and political context, but they have a huge amount in common and that’s something to seek out and celebrate.
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Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.
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