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The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions will come in the last week of August after wholesale changes were made to the travel lists on August 5. From August 8, four countries are being removed from England’s red list and four are being added while seven more, including Germany are being added to the green list. When is the next UK travel review?
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The Red Cross is warning that Lithuania's decision to turn away immigrants attempting to cross in from neighboring Belarus does not comply with international law
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LONDON (Reuters) -Britain will offer all 16- and 17-year-olds their first dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, its vaccine advisers said on Wednesday, a move that will give more children protection against the disease before schools return in September. Britain's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had initially advised less than two weeks ago that only medically vulnerable children would be offered the vaccine, saying it was taking a precautionary approach. On Wednesday, it updated that initial advice in light of changes in the spread of the disease in younger groups, and the latest safety data that was available.
Allan Stephenson, who has died aged 71, was a British-born cellist, composer and conductor who made his name in South Africa; among more than 110 works he contributed the first act of The Mandela Trilogy, an opera by three composers in which his contribution explored Nelson Mandela’s early years in rural Transkei and his initiation into adulthood.
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Since the start of the pandemic, a constantly changing and confusing web of travel restrictions have separated loved ones around the world
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Vaccination experts have advised that 16 and 17-year-olds should be offered the vaccine.
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Team GB has moved up to fourth in the medal table after securing two more golds at the Tokyo Olympics. Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre dominated in the Enoshima Yacht Harbour, winning a sailing gold in the women's 470 class. Meanwhile, Ben Maher endured a tense jump-off against five other riders to win gold in the individual showjumping.
The anti-government protests https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/street-protests-break-out-cuba-2021-07-11 that broke out in Cuba last month are expected to damage the Communist-run island's struggling economy as relations with the United States deteriorate further, but they may quicken the pace of reform, experts said. While President Miguel Diaz-Canel's government quickly snuffed out the unrest, U.S. President Joseph Biden responded by branding Cuba a "failed state" and sanctioned https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/biden-meet-cuban-american-leaders-amid-calls-tougher-action-havana-2021-07-30 the Cuban military and police, slamming the door on hopes of a return to the era of detente begun under former U.S. President Barack Obama. "The negative result of the protests on July 11 is that hopes the Biden administration would lift at least the Trump-era sanctions are dashed," said Omar Everleny, a Cuban economist and former University of Havana professor.
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Healthy teenagers aged 16 and 17 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine within weeks and will be able to overrule their parents to get vaccinated, after a rethink by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
A new YouGov poll about coronavirus rules in England suggests 17% effectively support returning to a full lockdown.