Is the UK’s strategy against Covid the right one?
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Is the UK’s strategy against Covid the right one?
Fatigue was the most common symptom affecting people with the condition, followed by shortness of breath.
Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a widely criticized effort to cut interest rates despite surging consumer prices
The red list has been resurrected with 10 countries in southern Africa added since Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns of a return of the "nightmare scenario of a military confrontation" in Europe, as tensions spike over Ukraine. Speaking at the OSCE meeting in Stockholm, Lavrov accuses NATO of bringing its military infrastructure "closer to the Russian borders".
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.
The Communities Secretary said the deal was ‘deeply disappointing’.
Buddhists monks in Seoul joined with about 150 other people to get their gloved hands into massive containers of chili and salted cabbage and make kimchi - a fiery national dish. Eight thousand kilos of cabbage were used, with half given to needy households and the other half to Buddhist organisations, including the Jogyesa temple that organised the event.
Shell pulls out of Cambo oilfield project. Green campaigners welcome oil giant’s decision not to go ahead with controversial project off Shetland
Part inspired by his own life, actor Aml Ameen says his directorial debut "Boxing Day" is different from other festive films: it is the first British Christmas rom-com led by a majority Black cast. As well as directing and co-writing the movie, Ameen plays Los Angeles-based British author Melvin, who returns to his London home for Christmas to introduce his American fiancee Lisa to his British-Caribbean family. The film provides plenty of laughs as well as typically festive London scenes.
Torridge, Gwynedd and Mid Sussex are recording the highest rates.
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
As reports of Christmas party cancellations mount due to Covid concerns, Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour are not planning to cancel their celebrations but will "look at them event by event". He added the public needs "clarity" from the government on coronavirus guidelines this Christmas and said he would "like to see the government actually obeying the rules this year which they didn't do last year".
A biotech spun out of King’s College London has raised $80 million (£56 million) to fund clinical trials of “revolutionary” gene therapies with the potential to cure dementia. AviadoBio’s goal is a one-shot treatment that stops cells in the brain and spinal cord from shrinking (neurodegeneration), which can cause the conditions frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and motor neuron disease (MND). Once the technology has been proven, co-founder Professor Christopher Shaw believes tackling more complex illnesses such as Alzheimer’s - which is caused by multiple gene mutations - will be more closely within reach.
Newspaper’s publisher is considering fresh appeal to Supreme Court
Russia has massed more than 94,000 troops near Ukraine's borders and may be gearing up for a large-scale military offensive at the end of January, Ukraine's defence minister told parliament on Friday, citing intelligence reports. Oleksii Reznikov said Ukraine would not do anything to provoke the situation but was ready to fight back if Russia launched an attack. "Our intelligence analyses all scenarios, including the worst," Reznikov said.
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Lava was fired as high as 400 to 500 meters in the air above the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma on the evening of December 2, the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) reported.As of December 1, lava flows had extended to 1,163.7 hectares (roughly 4.49 square miles) on the island, according to the European Union’s Copernicus satellite program. Using satellite imagery, Copernicus reported that 2,790 buildings had been destroyed by volcanic activity on the island Cumbre Vieja began erupting on September 19.This footage, uploaded by INVOLCAN on Thursday, shows lava flows in a newly formed cone of the volcano. Credit: INVOLCAN via Storyful
Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds says "if there is one thing" known about Boris Johnson, it is that he "doesn't believe" rules apply to him. He concedes that expanding the booster campaign "is the right thing to do" but thinks the government needs to back the Test and Trace system to stop disruption to people's lives.
The party has been accused of sending mixed messages after three MPs voted in the House of Commons against new restrictions in England.
David Dalaithngu, better known as David Gulpilil, who has died probably aged 68, became Australia’s most famous Aboriginal actor after being cast by the British director Nicolas Roeg in his classic 1971 Outback drama, Walkabout.