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Susanna Reid apologises after asking lesbian couple 'who will be mum'
Susanna Reid apologises after asking lesbian couple 'who will be mum'
Astronauts began a several-hour spacewalk on Thursday morning, December 2, as they set out to replace a broken antenna on the International Space Station, NASA said.Video shows NASA astronauts Thomas H Marshburn and Kayla Barron performing the maintenance work.The walk had originally been planned for November 30 but was rescheduled after NASA received a “debris notification” near the station.NASA said Thursday’s spacewalk was expected to last about six and a half hours. The antenna was flown to the station 21 years ago, which NASA said made it “quite old.” Credit: NASA via Storyful
The Kremlin said on Thursday that the probability of a new conflict in eastern Ukraine remained high and that Moscow was concerned by "aggressive" rhetoric from Kyiv and an increase in what it called provocative actions. Moscow denies planning an invasion and accuses Ukraine of building up its own forces in the east of the country.
Wednesday, the 52nd day of the trial of 20 men suspected of involvement in the November 2015 Paris massacres, was devoted to Belgian police evidence, relaid by videolink from the office of the Attorney General in Brussels. Four of the accused continued to boycott proceedings. Sofien Ayari returned to the prisoners' enclosure for the first time since last Thursday. Ayari picked a good day to come back. Wednesday's evidence from Brussels was partly devoted to his departure for Syria and the few de
NATO allies share an "unwavering commitment" to Ukraine's sovereignty, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday, hours before he meets Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov amid escalating East-West tensions over Ukraine. Blinken, speaking at the start of talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, reiterated Washington's concerns over a build-up of Russian troops on the border that has triggered threats of fresh Western sanctions against Moscow.
A ball planned for the first Black mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, has been canceled amid concerns its circus theme was inappropriate in the once-segregated city
A man was rescued from a precarious position high on a cliff by a California Highway Patrol air operations crew near Ragged Point on November 29.The CHP said the man was found clinging to a “small ledge several hundred feet above the surfline and over a hundred feet below the highway.”Footage shared by the CHP shows the air crew locate the man, lower the rescuer and net to him, and raise him to the helicopter.The man received medical care from a local ambulance service, the CHP said. Credit: CHP – Coastal Division Air Operations via Storyful
The Scottish government said on Friday it expected cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant to rise significantly in upcoming days as there was now community transmission of the strain. "The number of Omicron cases now being reported in Scotland is rising, and cases are no longer all linked to a single event, but to several different sources including a Steps concert," said Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after the number of cases of the variant in Scotland increased to 29.
Fire service vehicles in Oaklyn, New Jersey, were covered in bright lights for a “Parade of Lights” on December 2.This footage, livestreamed by the Oaklyn Fire Department, shows the vehicles, covered in Christmas lights and ornaments, lined up and departing for the parade. Credit: Oaklyn Fire Department via Storyful
The new Covid variant was only formally identified by the WHO on Saturday.
The news was given by his brother Warren Mekjian
A former Arizona nurse who impregnated and abused a long-term care patient has been jailed for 10 years for sexual assault. Nathan Sutherland, who worked at a Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, in the United States, was handed the maximum sentence allowed under the sexual assault charge. The abuse of the woman, who cannot speak and only has the ability to move her limbs, head and neck, was only discovered after she gave birth in December 2018 at the care facility.
Fatigue was the most common symptom affecting people with the condition, followed by shortness of breath.
Concerns and reassurance over Christmas feature among the stories on Thursday’s front pages.
Meta, formally known as Facebook, has reversed their ban on cryptocurrency adverts across its platforms. Meta said in a statement that it’s doing this because ‘the cryptocurrency landscape has continued to "mature and stabilize in recent years" and that new government regulations have given "clearer rules" for the industry. Jack Dorsey has announced a rebrand of his business Square.
Britney Spears appears to be loving every minute of her newfound freedom, as evidenced by her recent Instagram posts.
An Israeli doctor who was among the first in the world to become infected with Omicron says he caught it at a major London medical conference. Elad Maor, a professor of cardiology, believes he caught the new strain at a three day meeting at the ExCeL in east London in November - raising questions over whether the variant was in the UK earlier than thought. In an interview with the Guardian, the 45-year-old said he arrived in London on November 19 and stayed four nights at an Islington hotel, before heading back to Israel on November 23.
Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner has written a letter to Cabinet Secretary Simon Case calling for an investigation into claims the prime minister hosted a Christmas party last year during lockdown. She said his actions show "a blatant disregard for the rules" and wants to "clarify whether the law was broken".
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
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.
The by-election follows the death of former Cabinet minister James Brokenshire.