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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.
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A classical jazz event has been held at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s historic wine region, on Saturday 4 December. It happened despite South Africa bearing the brunt of rising Covid-19 numbers, driven in part by the Omicron variant. South African authorities are on high alert at start of the festive season. Romy, a bass guitarist with the jazz group, Bokani Dyer Trio, said coronavirus restrictions in South Africa had forced artists to be innovative in their performances. America Peguillan, organiser of the Jazz and Classical Encounters event, says it was challenging to organise the event amid rising Covid numbers.
A woman has been taken to hospital after falling on to the tracks at a busy tube station in central London. Transport for London (TFL) said an investigation has been launched after the incident occurred on the Central Line at Tottenham Court Road Tube station at just before 1am on Saturday. Emergency services were called to the scene and the woman was taken to a major trauma centre, where she is believed to be in a “stable condition”.
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Thousands of homes are still without power nine days after Storm Arwen struck parts of the UK - with forecasters warning that more bad weather on the way may further hinder efforts to reconnect properties. Heavy rainfall overnight meant hundreds of properties that had power restored were again without supply in Northumberland, a local councillor told Sky News. Latest national data showed 4,025 homes were without power across northern England and Scotland on Sunday, down from 4,700 homes on Saturday, according to industry body the Energy Networks Association.
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