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US president urges people to get vaccinated amid global concern over new strain WHO says poses ‘very high’ risk.Joe Biden has urged Americans to get COVID-19 jabs amid global alarm over the new Omicron coronavirus variant, but the US president says the strain should be considered a “cause for concern, not a cause for panic”.…
Barbados has become a republic, replacing the British monarch as its head of state and severing its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived at the Caribbean island. The new republic was born to the cheers of hundreds of people lining Chamberlain Bridge in the capital, Bridgetown, at the…
Holmes is testifying in her own defence, telling her side of the story in a risky move that exposes her to a potentially tough cross-examination by United States prosecutors.Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes arrived at a California court on Monday to testify for a fourth day at her fraud trial, where she has portrayed herself as…
At least 22 people were killed in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in Ituri province.At least 22 civilians have been killed in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an aid worker and civil rights leader have said. Red Cross…
White rhinos, which can weigh up to two tonnes, travelled some 3,400km as part of a programme to replenish the species’ population.Thirty endangered white rhinos have arrived in Rwanda after a long journey from South Africa in a Boeing 747 with conservationists hailing it as the largest single transfer of the species ever undertaken. The…
Getting excited about Christmas? The festive holiday is just weeks away and the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season kicked off last week on Black Friday.But how far are we exactly from the big day?How Many Days Are There Until Christmas?Including today, November 30, there are 25 days until Christmas Day, meaning there are…
Kyiv says two of its servicemen were injured by shelling in the Donbas region from Moscow-backed forces it accuses of repeated ceasefire breaches, as international concerns grow about a Russian military buildup by Ukraine's border.The latest hostilities come as Ukraine's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, said Russia had amassed 115,000 troops by its frontier, and warned…
A basketball fan was ejected from the Sacramento Kings vs. Memphis Grizzlies game on Sunday after reportedly heckling Tristan Thompson.In video footage shared on TMZ, a man was seen being approached at his courtside seat by game officials and staffers at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, as Kings player Thompson appeared to be upset while…
Dr. Anthony Fauci's recent interview with CBS's Face the Nation has been met with anger and strong criticism by several figures in conservative circles after he said he represents science.Fauci, who is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), offered his own criticism of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his Sunday…
Netflix's new animated film The Summit of the Gods is the kind of production that at first seems like it should be in Japanese.The film is based on a Japanese novel and its manga adaptation of the same name, the first written by Baku Yumemakura and the second created by Jiro Taniguchi.Not only are its…