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South Korea launches first home-built space rocket
The Council of Europe said Friday it will launch disciplinary action against Turkey for refusing to free prominent activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala, triggering a procedure used only once before in the organisation's history.
Ben Raymond, 32, co-founded the “unapologetically racist” organisation National Action in 2013 and continued to be a member after it was banned.
For the 35th year, kids in areas surrounding Shepherdsville, Kentucky, are being visited by Santa traveling in a fire truck transformed by Christmas lights and decorations.Known locally as the “Santa Truck”, the vehicle was three weeks in the making at Zoneton Fire Protection District, and was unveiled on December 1.“We take our truck and turn it into Santa’s sleigh and we go out through the district and put smiles on people’s faces,” said Fire Captain Steven Corbin, as reported by WHAS11.Drone footage by Doug Cohron shows the first glimpse of the finished truck.“The first things were to remove a compartment door, empty the water tank, remove the hose and ladders along with other equipment,” Cohron told Storyful. “Then the time-consuming part – all the lights, electrical and data cables, sound system, lights to illuminate Santa and the elves, figures and most importantly Rudolph with his nose so bright.”The truck made its first stop on December 2 at the grave of Fire Chief Rob Orkies, who died from COVID-19, WDRB reported. Credit: Doug Cohron/Kentucky Drone via Storyful
Creator Álex Pina and others on the appeal of the Spanish series, which comes to an end on Friday
The exhibition is open until January 17 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.View on euronews
Cream-cheesed off: bagel-loving New Yorkers face supply chain nightmare. Shop owners tell New York Times of worries over dwindling supplies of the popular breakfast comestible
Former Brexit secretary David Davis says Priti Patel’s controversial plans could foster a situation similar to notorious US detention camp
A Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan was on Friday beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob, police confirmed, in an incident local media reported was linked to alleged blasphemy.
Two Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher will remain in jail after a judge decided to keep their bail bond at $1 million cash only
The pope spent two days in Cyprus ahead of his trip to Greece
A delegation of politicians from Mongolia visited one of Buddhism's holiest temples in India on Friday 3 December. One of the delegation has since tested positive for Covid-19, causing alarm amongst the authorities, who are now attempting to trace his contacts. The delegation of 23 visited the Bodhgaya Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya in Bihar. The UNESCO World Heritage Site marks the spot where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. The group was led by Chairman of State Great Khural, the parliament of Mongolia, Gombojav Zandanshatar. The group included ministers, members of parliament, the Mongolian ambassador to India, and others. They spent two days in the holy city, visiting sites related to Buddha, including the famous Dungeshwari hills where he meditated for seven years before attaining enlightenment.
From foxy to gleamy: winter weather words you’ll never hear in forecasts. Precise language used by meteorologists misses out on some of the more vivid wintry terms
As few as one in five excess deaths in parts of England can be attributed to Covid, official figures show.
LONDON (Reuters) -Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders, who voted for an interest rate hike last month, said on Friday he wanted more information about the impact of the new Omicron coronavirus variant before deciding how to vote this month. Saunders said Omicron might slow Britain's economy but it could also add to inflation pressures if it led to people spending more money on goods, when supply chains are already strained, than on going out or on other services. "At present, given the new Omicron COVID variant has only been detected quite recently, there could be particular advantages in waiting to see more evidence on its possible effects on public health outcomes and hence on the economy," Saunders said in a speech.
A house in Texas was transformed into every Christmas lover’s dream, thanks to an elaborate light display inspired by the board game Candy Land.Footage by Brandon Lee Brown shows his Wichita Falls yard decked out in the festive display, which he began back in 2015.“Been doing Christmas lights all my life. We wanted something we could expand on over the years. My wife’s favorite game as a kid was Candy Land, so we went with it,” Brown told Storyful.“Currently I have 40 cutouts, 170,768 lights, 476 [squares for the] custom-made light-up pathway, two 34-foot mega trees, and a 16-foot-tall, 50-foot-wide castle,” he said. Credit: Brandon Lee Brown via Storyful
Boris Johnson vowed to leave ‘absolutely no stone unturned’ to establish what went wrong in the case of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.
Two former housing ministers are launching a bid to repeal Britain's 200-year-old Vagrancy Act in order to end the "criminalisation of the homeless".
When you travel across pages, not even a new variant of Covid can hinder your movement. In the past year, I’ve wandered over the Pennines and deep into Wales. I’ve climbed to mist-shrouded Scottish summits, dived in Caribbean seas. I’ve splashed along the muddy roads of Madagascar, followed a river between Russia and China, and circled the Black Sea. Here are the books that took me away…
Courtney Ridgeway, 21, attacked the victim following a dispute.
Britain's government failed to guard properly against fraud in its 47 billion-pound ($63 billion) COVID emergency lending programme for small businesses, opening itself up to billions of pounds of losses, a watchdog warned on Friday. The Bounce Back Loan Scheme launched in May 2020 and did not conduct credit checks or fully verify the identity of small businesses applying for loans, the National Audit Office, which scrutinises public-sector spending, said. "Government prioritised getting Bounce Back Loans to small businesses quickly but failed to put adequate fraud prevention measures in place," said Gareth Davies, the NAO's comptroller and auditor general.