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Matt Hancock tells people to only hug while outside
Everything you need to know about the latest travel announcements
The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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Australia’s Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due to an associated downturn in domestic flights
Hopes UK trial will allay pregnant women’s Covid vaccine concerns. Researchers aim to determine optimal gap between doses as well as explore potential side-effects in more detail
Authorities say the suspect in the killing of three people in rural South Carolina hopped on a plane after the shootings and was arrested hours later at a Florida hotel
If education is such a great investment, it deserves serious international backingThe World Bank and IMF should step in to finance a recovery of children’s learning chances devastated by the pandemic Schoolchildren in the Ouakam neighbourhood of Dakar, Senegal. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
Black barrister to lead independent police oversight board. Scrutiny board headed by Abimbola Johnson among initiatives that show police accept they need to change
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Ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi was Tuesday inaugurated as president of Iran, a country whose hopes of shaking off a dire economic crisis hinge on reviving a nuclear deal with world powers.
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Simone Biles took home the bronze medal after returning to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in the beam final on Aug. 3, and while her epic routine is what obviously deserves the most attention here, there was also one tiny detail we couldn't help but call out: her Olympics-themed nail art. The gymnast competed in the event wearing a double french manicure design with traditional white tips outlined on each finger by red, yellow, blue, green, and black - aka the five colors featured in the Olympics logo. Biles is one of many athletes who have been freely expressing themselves at the Olympics through colorful hairstyles, makeup looks, and nail art.
When Sunderland arable farmer Tania Coxon, 24, launched two shooting events for women tickets sold out in seconds – making her business a direct hit
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to announce whether Scotland will lift nearly all of its Covid-19 restrictions including the re-opening of nightclubs and sports stadiums at full capacity. The Scottish First Minister set the date in June, even before the move to Level 0 on July 19 which increased the numbers of people who could gather and extended the opening hours of hospitality. Other businesses such as soft play were finally allowed to reopen – however nightclubs are among those still closed ahead of Tuesday’s statement in a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament.
Four people were killed and 20 wounded in a coordinated bomb and gun attack targeting the Afghan defence minister and several lawmakers in the country's capital Tuesday, not far from the heavily fortified Green Zone.
BP boosted its dividend and share buybacks on Tuesday, sending its shares up by over 5%, after beating expectations with a $2.8 billion second-quarter profit powered by higher oil prices and recovering demand. The strong results, underpinned by higher sales at petrol stations, went some way towards easing investors' concerns over BP's plan to shift away from oil and gas to renewable and low-carbon energy to combat climate change. The 4% dividend increase coupled with a $1.4 billion share repurchase over the next three months drove BP shares 5.6% higher by 1130 GMT, exceeding peers Royal Dutch Shell and TotalEnergies, which were up by over 2%.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union has agreed to pay a premium on new orders of COVID-19 vaccines because it is requiring tougher terms to be met, European officials said, as the bloc tries to protect supplies after a rocky start to its vaccination campaign. On Sunday, the Financial Times reported the EU has agreed to pay Pfizer and BioNTech 19.5 euros ($23.1) for each of their COVID-19 shots under a contract signed in May for up to 1.8 billion doses, up from the 15.5 euros per dose under two initial supply contracts for a total of 600 million vaccines. The price for Moderna shots went up to $25.5 a dose, the newspaper said, referring to a 300 million vaccine deal, up from $22.6 in its initial deal for 160 million jabs.