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A bus driver stopped their vehicle to get up and save a passenger who was choking on some food in central China. Video filmed in the city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province on October 27 shows a man eating a bag of dried and salted plums on a bus suddenly choking. The driver stopped the bus on the roadside and then performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on him. Finally, the man spat out the core of the plum. The video was provided by local media with permission.
LONDON (Reuters) -British finance minister Rishi Sunak overhauled business rates on Wednesday, cutting the rate for the pandemic-hit retail and hospitality sector, halting a planned annual increase and incentivising green property investments. Setting out his budget to parliament, Sunak said he could not abolish a tax that raises 25 billion pounds ($34 billion) a year but he would try to ease the burden on businesses such as pubs, shops, restaurants, gyms, cinemas and leisure centres. Business rates are charged on commercial premises based on the value of the property, a system that business owners have long blamed for giving an unfair cost advantage to online retailers such as Amazon.
Jamarion Robinson was gunned down in 2016 raid on girlfriend’s home
Party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has threatened to pull down the devolved institutions at Stormont if major changes to the protocol are not secured.
Nish Kumar steps down as ‘Late Night Mash’ host
Accounts and images from court documents, interviews and social media postings have revealed much of what happened when actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on an Old West movie set in New Mexico
Police said they made a third arrest on Thursday.
Lloyd's of London said on Thursday it would join peers in scaling up efforts to cut carbon emissions and push members of the commercial insurance market to do the same, days before international climate talks get underway in Scotland. Lloyd's has long been seen as a laggard on climate action, leaving decisions on whether to underwrite activities in a range of heavy-emitting sectors to its 100-odd syndicate members amid sharp criticism from activists. As pressure builds on financial companies to act on climate, Lloyd's said it had joined the United Nations-convened Net Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), a body aiming to reduce the sector's emissions and help cap global warming.
Sunak cuts £2bn from R&D budget but will fund Cummings science agency. Chancellor announces £800m for Aria, a new body that will fund ‘high-risk, high-reward’ technologies
The competition watchdog will allow the energy regulator to limit shareholder returns.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) -The World Bank halted disbursements for operations in Sudan on Wednesday in response to the military's seizure of power from a transitional government, while state oil company workers, doctors and pilots joined civilian groups opposing the takeover. Thousands of people have taken to the streets since Monday's coup led by armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and several have been killed in clashes with security forces. Burhan has dismissed the joint civilian-military council set up to steer the country to democratic elections following the overthrow of autocrat Omar al-Bashir in a popular uprising in April 2019.
Starbucks is raising its U.S. employees’ pay and making other changes to improve working conditions in its stores
The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow has been described as a potential ‘turning point for humanity’ by Boris Johnson.
Sir Patrick Vallance speaks of how RRS Sir David Attenborough will help tackle climate change
It seems that John Mulaney and Olivia Munn's relationship might fade away just as quickly as it started, despite the couple expecting a child together.
Connie Gent was killed alongside her best friend her brother, John Paul, 13, and their mum Terri Harris, 35, on 19 September this year.
Government will also freeze fuel duty to make it cheaper to drive
A UN body has urged Britain to pay “economic compensation” to Kenyan tribes that were forced off their land during the colonial period to make way for tea plantations, where plants were grown for PG Tips.
There are now zero countries on the UK government’s red list
Trailer for Buzz Lightyear's origin story released