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Marcus Rashford says it's a 'great feeling' to receive MBE
Marcus Rashford says it's a 'great feeling' to receive MBE
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
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
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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.
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.
‘We are considering charges against both parents and we will be making a decision swiftly,’ prosecutor says
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.
The prime minister is expected to set out plans for the UK's booster programme later on Tuesday.
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."
(Reuters) -A 15-year-old boy opened fire in a Michigan high school on Tuesday with a semi-automatic pistol his father had purchased days earlier, killing three fellow students and wounding eight other people before he was arrested, authorities said. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told a news briefing hours after the rampage at Oxford High School that investigators were at a loss to explain what might have precipitated "an unspeakable and unforgivable" act of violence. The suspect, disarmed and taken into custody by sheriff's deputies minutes after the shooting began, has declined to speak with investigators after his parents retained a lawyer and denied authorities permission to interview their son, Bouchard said.
‘I have never seen anything like it ... piles of dead pups in the water, just bodies floating,’ ranger says
Thomas Schreiber seethed with resentment over how he felt couple treated him, jury hears
A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India
The South Africa Open is facing further disruption after four golfers tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the tournament starting on Thursday. Darren Fichardt, an 18-time winner on the local Sunshine Tour, Teaghan Gauche, Dylan Mostert and Siyanda Mwandla are the players who have been forced to withdraw. It comes after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in the country last week led to travel restrictions being imposed around the world, and the golf schedule being significantly affected.
This is faster than the "weeks" the WHO had predicted last week it would take to assess the data available on the strain after designating it a "variant of concern", its highest rating. At least 23 countries, including the UK, have now reported Omicron cases and the WHO expects that number to rise. Speaking at a news conference, Maria van Kerkhove said one of the possible scenarios was that Omicron may become more transmissible than Delta but experts do not yet know about its severity.