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A small but mighty icebreaking boat was in action on Maine’s Penobscot River as part of a program to support Northeastern communities through the winter months.Footage posted by the US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England shows the USCGC Tackle breaking ice on the Penobscot River as part of OPRENEW. Ice can be heard cracking and breaking as the boat moves down the river.Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW) is an annual Coast Guard program that supports communities in the Northeastern United States. Goals include helping prevent loss of life on the water and making sure communities have fuel, food, and medical supplies. Credit: US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England via Storyful
It is the biggest change to the justice system in 140 years. Magistrates are to be given powers to jail criminals for up to a year in an attempt to clear backlogs in the courts system.
A woman has been rescued after her car smashed through the ice of a Canadian river. Locals used kayaks to retrieve the woman from her sinking vehicle on the Rideau River in Ottawa. Witnesses told local media a car driving on the frozen river crashed through the ice and into the cold water on Sunday.
An explosion at a home in the Bronx triggered a large fire, leaving at least one person dead and eight others injured, including five police officers suffering smoke inhalation, according to local officials.A blast was reported before 11 am at 869 Fox Street in the Longview neighborhood of the Bronx. This footage, released by the NYPD, shows officers working to rescue a woman pinned under a couch in a house next door. The 68-year-old woman was in a serious condition, authorities reported after being rescued.New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca, who was on the scene, said the fire was due to a gas explosion, though the cause has yet to be confirmed. Credit: NYPD via Storyful
Nicola Sturgeon said she is “cautiously optimistic” about Scotland’s coronavirus situation ahead of a statement announcing possible changes to restrictions. The First Minister said the country is “in a better position than I feared we would be before Christmas”, but would not comment on whether she plans to follow Wales with a mass easing of Covid rules. Her comments came as the Scottish Tories called for the scrapping of most coronavirus restrictions, with the exception of face coverings.
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Man United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick gives status updates on Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba ahead of his side's game against Brentford. Ronaldo and Rashford were pictured in training on Monday with Paul Pogba, who was not expected to return to the group until the end of the month. “Paul Pogba had his first day of training with the whole group yesterday and in the first training session he showed what kind of an extraordinary player he could be,” the interim United boss said.
A Nazi sympathiser told to read classic literature as he avoided prison for a terror offence will now be jailed, after the sentence was ruled to be unduly lenient.
Nigeria's northern Zamfara state reopened schools on Monday four months after they were shut due to mass kidnappings of students by criminal gangs, the local government said.
Don’t let No 10 chaos distract us from damage to public services. The danger is that we won’t notice how institutions such as the NHS and BBC are being meddled with, writes Yvonne Williams
French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who became world-known for playing Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic, died on Wednesday at the age of 37 from injuries from a skiing accident, his family said in a statement. "Gaspard Ulliel died in a skiing accident on Wednesday," the statement said.One of the most striking faces of his generation, Ulliel was already in the top rank of French actors.He then gained international attention for his performance as the famous cannibal in "Hannibal Rising" and had a l
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Prime minister claims he did not see invite to event in his back garden urging people to ‘bring your own booze’
Sales in the retailer’s travel division fell, with airports and railway stations hit, but high street stores had a better time.
Annual inflation was up at 5.4% in December, the highest value for almost 30 years.
A large rotating ice disk formed on Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine, on January 11.Drone video shot by local man Patrick Bonsant on January 12 shows the disk gently spinning in the river’s flow against a backdrop of Westbrook’s snowy landscape.The disk first appeared in 2019 before partially forming again in 2020, according to local media.Ice disks are a rare phenomenon that form as a result of a river’s structure and temperature conditions, according to Chris Horvat, a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University. Credit: Patrick Bonsant via Storyful
The platform, launched in a surprise decision last year, met with backlash from staff who feared it would tarnish brand
Britain's payments regulator on Tuesday fined five payments companies including Mastercard a total of 33 million pounds ($45.01 million) for cartel behaviour involving prepaid cards issued to vulnerable people on welfare benefits. Mastercard received the largest fine of 31.56 million pounds ($43.04 million). The other companies fined were allpay, Advanced Payment Solution, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion.
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