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MPs debated Nadine Dorries’ announcement that the BBC licence fee would be frozen at £159 for two years.
Texas synagogue siege: hostage-taker named as 44-year-old Briton. FBI stormed building after man took four people including a rabbi captive during Shabbat service
Two years on from the death of her husband, Catherine Mayer speaks of the strain of sharing loss with his ex-bandmates
Residents in Lagos, Nigeria, are rediscovering their city and all it has to offer through special day and night tours offered by EXP Lagos, a local tourism outfit that uses Danfo mini buses as transport. The weekend tours offer exploration and experiences, according to Uzo Umeh, the head of the domestic tourism startup. “You cannot experience Lagos without experiencing the Danfo,” says Uzo, referring to the popular means of public transport for Lagosians who use it for daily commute in Africa’s
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a plea deal in his corruption case
Both the vaccinated and unvaccinated are welcome at the chef’s pub
A 5-year-old British girl has been killed in a tragic accident on a ski slope in the French Alps. Last night a 40-year-old local man was in police custody and an investigation was opened for manslaughter. The horrific accident happened yesterday morning at around 11am in the ski resort of Flaine, in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps, 50 miles from the Swiss city of Geneva.
NBC News reports pediatricians in the United States are alarmed at the slow pace in which young children are receiving a coronavirus vaccine. As the Omicron variant spreads like wildfire, the country has hit new highs of COVID-related pediatric hospitalizations.
The addition has been made to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.
Rescues were underway in Niantic, Connecticut, on Monday, January 17, as strong winds caused coastal flooding, footage shows.The National Weather Service reported 0.62 inches of rainfall in the village of Niantic while over one inch accumulated in several other cities across New London County.The Norwalk Police Department warned residents to avoid flooded areas until waters recede. Credit: Eweather via Storyful
A sailor in Southern California captured water washing in and out of Alamitos Bay on January 15, as a tsunami advisory was issued for the Los Angeles coastal area following the eruption of an underground volcano near Tonga.The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, triggering tsunami alerts for several Pacific nations, Australia, New Zealand and areas on the Pacific coastlines of Japan and the United States.“A tsunami capable of producing strong currents hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures is expected,” the National Weather Service in Los Angeles said in a Twitter post.These videos taken by Holly Scott show the water rising and receding in Alamitos Bay. “The water never comes up this high,” Scott says in one of the videos. Credit: Holly Scott of Mahalo Sailing via Storyful
The Electoral Reform Society has said the Elections Bill, which will be in its report stage in the House of Commons on Monday, is politically ‘risky’ and a threat to the UK’s quality of electoral integrity. Dr Jess Garland, from the organisation, says plans to introduce voter identification risk making it more difficult to vote for marginalised communities who cannot afford a passport or driver's licence, and the additional efforts to apply for a free voter registration card will act as a deterrent to many, effectively making the democratic process in the UK more complicated and less accessible.
British man made stateless by Home Office has citizenship reinstated. The plight of the father of three, stranded in Bangladesh since 2017, foreshadows the dangers of the nationality bill now before parliament
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been allowed to leave the Gabon squad at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and return to his club to continue his recovery from Covid-19, his national team coach said on Monday. Midfielder Mario Lemina of French side Nice has also been sent back to his club, with neither having played a minute in Gabon's two matches so far at the Cup of Nations, against the Comoros and Ghana."Given the medical problems that Pierre-Emerick and Mario have had, in a
A suspected drone attack killed three people in a fuel tank blast in Abu Dhabi on Monday, officials said. Hours after Yemen's Houthi rebels announced a "military operation" in the United Arab Emirates, the group claimed responsibility for the attack and warned it could target more facilities. Two Indians and a Pakistani died as three petrol tanks exploded near the storage facility of oil giant ADNOC, while a fire also ignited in a construction area at Abu Dhabi airport.Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi
The TV star announced in December that she had to say goodbye to her pet dog Theo after “11 wonderful years”.
Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly near to plea bargain in corruption trial. Former Israeli PM understood to be in advanced talks with state attorney’s office over admitting to two counts of breach of trust
The new series of Dancing On Ice is under way as six celebrities took to the rink with Brendan Cole leading the pack after week one with “the best dance ever”. Opening the ITV programme, co-host Phillip Schofield, 59, said: “Welcome to the greatest show on ice, it is so good to have an audience back.” Performing in week one was Happy Mondays dancer Bez, who is partnered with reigning skating champion Angela Egan, and Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor who is partnered with Matt Evers.
Heavy snowfall transformed forestland around Rathbun, Iowa, into a winter wonderland on January 15.This footage by John White shows the ground and trees coated in thick snow. At one point White submerges his camera in a trickling waterway, offering a glimpse of its rocky bed.The National Weather Service reported up to 12 inches of snow fell in the region on January 15. Credit: @WhiteWeather_ via Storyful
New York congresswoman one of many lawmakers to test positive amid Omicron surge