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From a Ramadan breakfast amidst the devastation of a Syrian town to a ‘ghost leopard’ merging with the stars, the winning images in the 2021 global Travel Photographer of the Year awards present a diverse and glorious view of life on our planet.
The World Health Organisation has criticised political leaders for comparing coronavirus to flu again and stressed it is still "full of very nasty surprises" despite restrictions lifting in the UK.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a birthday party during the first COVID-19 lockdown in June 2020 when social gatherings indoors were banned, ITV News reported on Monday. The revelation ratchets up the pressure on Johnson over a series of gatherings at his 10 Downing Street residence that would seem to have broken the pandemic lockdown rules imposed by his government. ITV said it was alleged the prime minister's wife, Carrie Johnson, helped organise the party on the afternoon of June 19.
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The US Navy and Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force joined forces in the Philippine Sea on January 22 to carry out the largest drills involving aviation-capable ships there since October.Navy footage shows ships and aircraft from the USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Groups, Carrier Air Wings 9 & 2, and the USS America and USS Essex Amphibious Ready Groups alongside Japan’s Escort Flotilla 2.“Nothing reaffirms our commitment to a #FreeandOpenIndoPacific like 2 Carrier Strike Groups, 2 Amphibious Ready Groups sailing alongside our close friends from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force,” said a tweet from the US 7th Fleet, attributed to its commander, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas.Following the exercises, Taiwan’s defense ministry reported an incursion into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) of 39 Chinese military planes on January 23, and a further 13 on January 24. Credit: US Navy via Storyful
Aged care provider says it has ‘no faith’ in federal promise of rapid antigen tests. St Basil’s Homes in South Australia has written to residents and families to warn the tests are ‘like liquid gold’
President Joe Biden was heard calling a Fox News reporter a “stupid son of a b----” on a hot mic after the journalist asked him a question about the US’s spiralling inflation.
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Soldiers in Burkina Faso on Monday announced on state television that they have seized power in the West African country following a mutiny over the civilian president's failure to contain an Islamist insurgency.
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Transparency fears as minister says Sue Gray ‘findings’ will be published. Publication of findings is likely to exclude evidence such as emails, texts or details of what happened at alleged parties
Darlene Hard, who has died aged 85, was an American tennis star of the 1950s and 1960s who won three Grand Slam singles and 18 doubles titles.
Images released by the People's Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia, show what they say are their fighters deployed inside Hasakeh's Ghwayran prison, hunting down armed jihadists.
Britain's central bank looks on course to raise interest rates next week for the second time in less than two months, reversing more of its COVID-19 pandemic stimulus, after inflation jumped to its highest in nearly 30 years. Most economists polled by Reuters last week expect the BoE to raise rates to 0.5% on Feb. 3 from 0.25%. "They need to do something in the short term to reinforce their credibility, anchor inflation expectations, and perhaps support sterling as well, to improve the inflation outlook," said Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at consultants Pantheon Macroeconomics.
Cameroon is expected to come to a standstill on Monday night as the Indomitable Lions take on Comoros for a place in the last eight at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Olembé Stadium in Yaoundé - the venue for the final on 6 February - is likely to be a cauldron of partisan frenzy as the hosts continue their bid for a sixth continental crown.Tournament debutants Comoros stand in the way of the hosts who finished the group stages in top spot after two wins and a draw.Comoros moved into the knockout
The 60-year-old 'Only Fools And Horses' star's representative said he is still considering new roles.
Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage during the incident, but they were later released unharmed.
James Anderson, from Burnley, Lancashire, gave a family £170 of food and fuel after being shocked by the poverty they were living in.
The last day of talks between the Taliban and western diplomats has began in Oslo with a bilateral meeting with Norwegian government officials focused largely on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan