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Morrison caps off a wild week in parliament with a unifying bout of troll-busting. With the government divided over voter ID, integrity and religious discrimination legislation, the PM announced a bill everyone could get behind
Stephen Sondheim, who has died aged 91, was the most ambitious, sophisticated, intelligent and original creator of American musicals of the postwar years; he was also, in the view of many, including Tom Lehrer, the greatest lyricist of all time.
They’re calling it the "weaponisation of human beings". Thousands of people – mainly from the Middle East – have been sold travel packages to Belarus, a non-EU state, and told that from there, they will be able to get into the European Union.
The man was arrested at an address in east London on Friday.
Man accused of Killamarsh murders also charged with rape of girl. Damien Bendall, 31, is alleged to have raped and murdered Lacey Bennett, 11, as well as killing three others
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he "won't hesitate to take further action" after the UK Health Security Agency detected cases of a new coronavirus variant in Brentwood and Nottingham. The UK Health Security Agency confirmed the cases, which are both believed to be connected and linked to travel to southern Africa, after genomic sequencing overnight.
Boris Johnson says anyone arriving in the UK will be asked to take a PCR test for Covid-19 on the second day and must self-isolate until they provide a negative test. The prime minister also announces the rules of face coverings in shops and on public transport will be tightened.
Portugal's main opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) re-elected Rui Rio as its leader, tasking the moderate politician with the challenge of overcoming the ruling Socialists' lead in opinion polls ahead of a Jan. 30 snap election. Rio, a 64-year-old trained economist who has led the center-right PSD since January 2018, beat European Parliament member Paulo Rangel in Saturday's leadership contest by a margin of 52% to 48%. Contrary to his popularity as mayor of the country's second-largest city of Porto from 2001 to 2013, Rio has had a troubled tenure as an opposition leader, with critics saying he has been timid at best in challenging Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
Viruses don’t care about borders. Hoarding vaccines and looking after number one is self-defeating
What do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?. UK places South Africa on red travel list over B.1.1.529 variant picked up by scientists in country
It is understood Ant and Dec will record their links early in the evening as part of ‘precautionary measures’.
Joe Trivelli’s recipes for pici in red wine, caserecce with langoustines, squash soup and zuppa di crauti. A selection of hearty winter dishes inspired by a favourite Italian rail canteen
South Africa and its neighbours are increasingly isolated from the rest of the world. The US joins a growing list of countries banning travellers hailing from southern African nations due to fears of a new COVID-19 variant. Also tonight, we bring you a report on the Christian minority in Sudan. Recent political instability has brought both hope and fear to the long-persecuted community. And finally, camels play a crucial role in Somalia, providing milk, meat and muscles to nomadic populations.
Paddy McGuinness has a frank chat about autism and parenting with Paul Scholes in his new documentary.
Thomas Tuchel is convinced Romelu Lukaku will still be a game-changing signing for Chelsea – despite the European champions thriving in his absence. Chelsea have powered on in the Premier League and Europe despite their club record £97.5million striker being side-lined with an ankle injury for the past month. An unbeaten run in all competitions has included thumping wins against Norwich and Juventus – but Tuchel is adamant the return of Lukaku cannot come soon enough.
There are growing fears a newly discovered COVID-19 variant, said to be potentially more dangerous than the one causing waves of infection around the world, could impact Christmas. It comes as the World Health Organization branded the newly named Omicron variant, also called B.1.1.529, a "variant of concern", putting it in the same category as the Delta variant which has spread quickly throughout the world. The rapid spread of Delta is current responsible for sending some countries in Europe back into lockdown.
Today we debunk photos shared on Facebook claiming to show "Russian ships arriving in Algeria to support Mali". Also, a slip of the tongue by the French Polynesian president Édouard Fritch is ripe for manipulation. Our team fact-check two stories circulating on social media, that should not be taken at face value.
India has put into commission its fourth French submarine – built locally in Mumbai – shortly after adding a separate stealth warship to its navy. The move comes as the country asserts itself in the Indian Ocean, where Western powers also hope to counter China’s influence. Deployed this week, INS Vela is part of a contract worth 2.6 billion euros for six diesel-powered Scorpene submarines jointly built with French military contractor the Naval Group, formerly DCNS.Its deployment comes as border