Simon Thomas on the loss of his wife Gemma
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Simon Thomas on the loss of his wife Gemma
Germany may miss its target to donate 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this year due to conditions imposed by manufacturers and delivery shortfalls, a health ministry official said in a letter to Brussels seen by Reuters. But on Oct. 19, the foreign office said Germany had only donated just over 17% of that amount. In a letter on Monday to the European Commission's Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), health ministry state secretary Thomas Steffen said there were "ongoing bureaucratic, logistical and legal problems" imposed by vaccine makers on EU countries wanting to donate surplus shots.
In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities when students protested an ongoing spike in housing prices. This protest movement reflects the growing difficulties of the general population amid sky-high living costs, even as the government refuses to acknowledge the economic crisis. Our Istanbul correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Hussein Asad and Shona Bhattacharyya report.
The body of a man found inside the property is believed to be Carl Whalley, 57.
He was charged with the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in County Tyrone in 1974.
Allison Williams announced her decision to resign from the network rather than comply with its Covid vaccine mandate
Colin Powell, a four-star Army general and a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died on October 18 from coronavirus complications, his family said in a statement.Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin addressed reporters on Monday morning following the news of Powell’s death. Austin was in Georgia, where he was meeting with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and US troops stationed in the country.“It will be impossible to replace Gen Colin Powell,” Austin wrote on Twitter. “He was a tremendous personal friend and mentor to me, and there’s a hole in my heart right now as I think about his loss. My thoughts and prayers today are with his family, and I want them to know I will miss him dearly.”Powell served with the George W Bush administration and was a key figure in the decision making leading up to the US invasion of Iraq.Powell was 84 years old. His family said he was fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Credit: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin via Storyful
Thirty days on, the eruption activity at La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano shows no signs of slowing, with video from the morning of October 19 documenting rivers of lava flowing across the island.By Sunday, October 17, at least 1,956 structures had been destroyed by lava flows covering 811.8 hectares (3.1 square miles), according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program.Aerial and thermal footage, released by the Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME), shows the lava flow from the air on the morning of October 19. Credit: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España via Storyful
Fresh lava approaches structures as it continues to run through La Palma
U.S. safety regulators are investigating fuel pump failures in more than 600,000 diesel Ram trucks that could cause the engines to stall or lose power
Army veteran Dennis Hutchings died in Belfast on Monday after contracting Covid-19 while he was on trial over a 1974 Troubles shooting.
A monumental project to memorialise one of the Holocaust’s most shameful episodes has been complicated by scandal and geopolitics, reports Oliver Carroll in Kiev
Here is a look at where names associated with the royal family rank on the 2020 list.
People inevitably became less contented during the pandemic, but it’s part of a longer trend.
Five people killed in a small Norwegian town last week were all stabbed to death and not shot with a bow and arrows as initially suspected, police said on Monday. Three people were also injured, including an off-duty police officer who was shot with the bow and arrow in the early phase of the 35-minute rampage. "Five people were killed with stabbing weapons," police inspector Per Thomas Omholt told a news conference.
Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye after a Los Angeles court approved his application. In August, the rapper formally requested to change his name to Ye after filing legal documents - citing "personal reasons" for the name change.
North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, the South's military said, in Pyongyang’s latest advance in weapons technology and one that could give it a second-strike capability.
142m households watched Squid Game, Netflix says as it adds 4.4m subscribers. Streamer beats expectations in latest quarterly results as it hails ‘mind-boggling’ numbers for Korean drama
James Craig’s walking aid was auctioned just weeks after Michael Collins’ stick sold for more than £50,000.
Sheriff rescues three-year-old child from house fire
The brand was accused of ‘abrahamisation of Hindu festivals’ for using an Urdu phrase