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White House offers Minaj call to answer vaccine Qs
Stirring image of striking worker Jason Schultz praised for being ‘worth a thousand words’
Dog appears to ask owner 'where are you going' as she gets dressed
Government plans to publish league tables for GP surgeries and allow patients to rate their performance via text message do not "make any sense to me whatsoever", the head of the Royal College of GPs has told Sky News. Professor Martin Marshall said a new package of support for GP surgeries in England, which ministers say will help them "see more people face-to-face and more promptly", fails to "address the fundamental problems" facing practices.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has been nominated as the presidential candidate of France's Socialist party, partial party vote results showed Thursday, despite her languishing in the race to unseat incumbent Emmanuel Macron. The 62-year-old politician, who announced her plans to run for president a month ago, aims to revive the fortunes of the beleaguered Socialists in April's election with a campaign stressing environmental and social issues.She won more than 72 percent of votes cast by party member
Fraught calm follows Beirut’s worst day of sectarian violence in decadeWorld leaders appeal for peace in Lebanese capital as militia groups prepare to bury dead Lebanese soldiers in the streets of Beirut following Thursday’s clashes. Photograph: Marwan Tahtah/Getty Images
Charles Randell has announced plans to stand down from the role at a time staff tensions are raised over transformation plans being rolled out.
Drone footage showcased all of the beautiful orange and yellow hues of autumn at Hidden Valley Lake, Virginia.The uploader captioned the video: “Enjoying the early (late) first colors at our favorite hidden gem.” Credit: Billy Bowling via Storyful
An electric cargo drone designed to carry up to 200 kilograms (441 pounds) successfully completed its first public flight at the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Germany, on October 12.This footage filmed by Volocopter GmbH shows the VoloDrone’s three-minute test flight. According to the company, the flight reached a maximum altitude of 22 meters (about 72 feet) while carrying a Euro-pallet-sized load in a box between the drone’s landing gear.The demonstration showed “how drone operations can extend the existing logistics infrastructure for land or sea transport to create entirely new supply chains and transport routes,” Volocopter said in a press release.The ITS World Congress, a convention centered on “smart mobility and the digitalization of transportation,” is being held in Hamburg from October 11 to 15. Credit: Volocopter GmbH via Storyful
The TV star said anything to do with elephants 'sets it off'.
Country diary: Lichen shows that there is life among the deadEgleton, Rutland: The living pile on to the foundations of the dead, generation after generation ‘Like a picture on a sombre wall or, indeed, a butterfly on a village sign, lichen adorns these old stones with an art no sculptor could emulate.’ Photograph: Simon Ingram
A New Zealand woman did her best Bruce Bogtrotter impression in Auckland, eating an entire three-tier Japanese cheesecake in under five minutes.Auckland-based competitive eater and model Nela Zisser can often be found making her way through outrageous food challenges.“It’s, like, so creamy,” Zisser says in the video as she eats the cheesecake, which she bought from Uncle Tetsu’s and decorated herself.She managed to scarf down the dessert in just four minutes and 55 seconds without the help of any liquids.Zisser’s YouTube account chronicles such food feats as wolfing down 10 Burger King Whoppers in 17 minutes, devouring a 1-kg burrito in just under 100 seconds, and consuming a 2.2-pound jar of Nutella in under four minutes. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful
The art world’s movers and shakers come together for a night out in Mayfair
Cinemagoers can spot it if they know where to look
Sir Keir Starmer pays tribute to Sir David Amess
As the nights draw in it looks like it’s going to be a difficult winter for the British economy. Shortages and bottlenecks are rising as the Christmas season looms, sky-high energy prices are threatening large parts of the corporate sector, and the Bank of England is hinting that interest rates could rise before the end of the year. For the first time in decades the economic buzzword is “stagflation” — that toxic combination of stagnating growth and high inflation that characterised much of the Seventies. To be fair, most of these trends are happening around the world as the global economy lurches back to life after the pandemic, triggering unexpected new bottlenecks across supply chains like a global game of whack-a-mole.
Bitcoin topped $60,000 for the first time in six months on Friday, nearing its all-time high, as hopes grew that U.S. regulators would allow a futures-based exchange-traded fund (ETF), a move likely to open the path to wider investment in digital assets. Cryptocurrency investors have been waiting for approval of the first U.S. ETF for bitcoin, with bets on such a move fuelling its recent rally. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to allow the first American bitcoin futures ETF to begin trading next week, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
Kenya rejects UN court judgment giving Somalia control of resource-rich waters ICJ ruling aggravates fractious relations between two countries and threatens to destabilise restive region Kenyans on Lamu island in March calling for their fishing rights to be respected in the seven-year legal battle between Kenya and Somalia over the countries’ maritime demarcation in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty
RAF plane to fly up to 40 Afghans to UK as evacuations resume. Flight carrying translators and others who have escaped Taliban to land at RAF Brize Norton on Friday
Fury defeated the American to retain his WBC belt
An Aston Martin DB5 complete with rotating machine gun headlamps used in the filming of the James Bond movie No Time To Die has been unveiled as the centrepiece of a new exhibition. The stunt replica, which also features a changing LED number plate and bullet hole damage, is on show as part of the Bond In Motion display at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, in the New Forest, Hampshire.