Met Office parody 'predicts' 40C highs for 2059
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Met Office parody 'predicts' 40C highs for 2059
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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Covid Australia vaccine rollout tracker: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress. How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, when will Australia be fully vaccinated and when will you be eligible to get your dose? We bring together the latest numbers on daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as stats and live data on total vaccination figures in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states
The Taliban warned Wednesday of more attacks targeting Afghan government leaders, a day after the defence minister escaped an assassination attempt and as the insurgents fought to take control of a string of besieged cities across the country.
Syrian refugee Waad Hariri is still trying to rebuild her life a year after Beirut's massive port blast tore through her apartment, injuring her husband and traumatising her children. In the weeks that followed the August 2020 explosion, the family faced another sharp blow: the loss of their home.A series of eviction attempts - often targeting refugee and migrant tenants - took place in the aftermath of the deadly Aug. 4 blast, highlighting a lack of state protection for vulnerable groups during
A controversial prosecutor in Guatemala has been tapped to replace an internationally renowned graft-fighter who until recently led the country's anti-corruption unit, Guatemalan authorities said on Tuesday. Rafael Curruchiche will take over as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI) after Juan Francisco Sandoval was removed from the unit last month by the attorney general, who accused him of undermining her work. The firing drew condemnation from Washington and sparked protests calling for President Alejandro Giammattei and the attorney general to step down.
Sydney McLaughlin of the United States broke her world record Wednesday and won the Olympic 400-meter-hurdles gold
Vaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a dollCo-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab hopes it will inspire young girls to enter Stem careersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Prof Sarah Gilbert receives her Barbie doll in Oxford. Photograph: Andy Paradise/Rex/Shutterstock
Fiji’s political turmoil: everything you need to knowAn unpopular new law that critics say will remove power from landowners has triggered political and social upheaval Police check cars at a security stop in Suva after the detention of opposition figures in relation to the land bill in July. Photograph: Leon Lord/AFP/Getty Images
A year on from Beirut explosion, scars and questions remainLebanese capital remains a shell of a city as efforts to find who is to blame for tragedy have made little progress The port of Beirut and the memorial sculpture of a giant angular figure made from the wreckage of last summer’s blast. Photograph: Marwan Tahtah/Getty Images
President Joe Biden’s administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another showed up that’s much more contagious
Riders say a life-size sumo wrestler positioned next to an obstacle on the Olympic equestrian course may have distracted several horses in qualifying for the individual jumping final
Country diary: fill your nose with the cornucopia of July scentsWolsingham, Weardale, North Pennines: Smell can be so specific – the fragrance of meadowsweet blossom reminds me of my late aunt Pat Crushed fruits and leaves of sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) have a refreshing tang of aniseed. Photograph: Phil Gates
The Afghan army was planning a major counter-attack Wednesday to drive the Taliban out of a key southern city, warning residents they must immediately flee their homes. Dozens of civilians have already died in the battle for Lashkar Gah, a city of 200,000 people that would be the Taliban's biggest urban prize since the insurgents launched a nationwide offensive in May.The Taliban have taken control of vast swathes of the countryside and key border towns as they have rushed to fill the vacuum lef
Innocent passer-by Aya Hachem, 19, was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’ when she was shot in Blackburn, Lancashire, last year.
New York on Tuesday announced the introduction of a de facto vaccine pass for some public spaces, as China's Wuhan said it would test all 11 million residents after the coronavirus returned to the place where it first emerged. Meanwhile, half of the European Union's population has now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, an AFP tally showed on Tuesday, putting the bloc just ahead of the United States.The highly contagious Delta variant has driven a surge in infections across the world, includ
Afghan forces and Taliban militants are battling for control of three key cities
The American star followed Karsten Warholm after he set a new world record to claim the men’s Olympic title on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden is calling on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of rules to contain the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant