Moment police raid lockdown party for dozens of Bristol students

Shocking bodycam footage captures police officers storming a ‘reckless’ lockdown-flouting student party in Bristol. Police flung open the doors of the halls in Bristol city centre to find dozens of students standing in groups in the hallway. They can be heard talking loudly to each other and shouting ‘go’ to clear the area as the … Read more

British firms call for $10.3bn in urgent COVID-19 aid | Boris Johnson News

The UK’s biggest lobby group has asked the government to extend its job support programme until the end of June. British firms have asked for another 7.6 billion pounds ($10.3bn) of emergency government help, saying they cannot wait until finance minister Rishi Sunak’s March budget to learn if they will get more pandemic support. With … Read more

Biden team says US won’t lift COVID travel ban after Trump order | Coronavirus pandemic News

Spokeswoman for president-elect who takes office on January 20 says controls on Europe, Brazil arrivals will remain in place. US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement on Monday that a COVID-19 ban on travellers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted next week, stressing the incoming administration was listening … Read more

Australian woman working in London’s largest mortuary reveals how deadly complacency can be

Australian woman working in one of London’s largest mortuaries lifts the lid on her day-to-day job as she issues one dire warning for her native country Australian mortuary worker in London says that cemeteries are overwhelmed She warns Australians to continue taking the virus seriously to avoid mass death UK average daily death toll in the last week … Read more

Australian health workers fighting the UK mutant Covid strain in London share their reality

Young Australian health care workers fighting the mutant Covid super-strain in London dreamed of death when they finally tried to rest after gruelling days battling the virus. Katherine Lennon moved to Britain from Cairns in Far North Queensland in December 2019 to work as an intensive care nurse. One year later, with a death toll … Read more

Ana de Armas poster is thrown in the TRASH outside Ben Affleck’s home in LA amid split

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ love is no longer after she reportedly pulled the plug on the relationship over the phone. And the Oscar-winning actor, 48, didn’t seem to be pining for his now-ex, barely waiting a moment before discarding mementos from his romance with the Cuban beauty, 32. Right after the couple’s split … Read more

Mining giants accused of ‘serious human rights abuses’ and ‘devastating environmental pollution’ at Colombian mine

T hree international mining giants are to be investigated over alleged “serious human rights abuses” and “devastating environmental pollution” at the Cerrejón mine in Colombia – one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. Glencore, BHP and Anglo American jointly run the mine. Ireland’s state owned energy provider the ESB, will also be probed … Read more

Covid UK: Schools could be closed until after EASTER

Schools could remain closed until the Easter holidays, with children facing another three months away from the classrooms, educations chiefs now fear. Despite the UK recording another drop in Covid cases, school bosses warn the ‘mood music’ is moving towards children being home schooled until the start of April. Fears were further compounded as Foreign Secretary … Read more

‘I was so scared’: Guatemalan forces disperse migrant caravan | Migration News

Vado Hondo, Guatemala – Military and police forces in Guatemala cleared thousands of United States-bound migrants and asylum seekers off a highway on Monday after blocking their advance for two days. “I was so scared,” Kayla, a 16-year-old transgender girl from a town in western Honduras, told Al Jazeera shortly after the eviction. At least … Read more

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Joan Collins calls in the police as maskless men swarm her flat 

Even the great and good are struggling during lockdown. I hear that Dame Joan Collins contacted the police yesterday after being confronted by the sight of scaffolders with no face coverings climbing all over her flat in London’s Belgravia. ‘Woke up to find two workmen on my balcony not wearing masks and several of them … Read more

Georgia teen jailed in Cayman Islands released early

A Georgia college student jailed in the Cayman Islands for violating COVID-19 quarantine measures is back home, according to media reports.  Skylar Mack, 18, and her 24-year-old boyfriend Vanjae Ramgeet, a professional jet-skier from the Cayman Islands were released from prison on Jan. 15 after a month in custody, People reported. The couple was originally handed … Read more

Biden says US will not lift EU, Brazil travel restrictions

US President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theatre, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 (early Friday UAE time), in Wilmington, Delaware.Image Credit: AP Washington:  US President-elect Joe Biden’s spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil would … Read more

US: Trump to lift EU, Brazil travel restrictions

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus on most non-US citizens arriving from Brazil and much of Europe effective January 26, the White House said. The restrictions end the same day that new COVID-19 test requirements take effect for nearly all international air passengers arriving in the … Read more

The 15 best Trump cartoons from his presidency

T he Trump presidency has been the most controversial, chaotic and lampooned US administration in living memory. From Russia to North Korea,  siblings to porn stars, Covid to impeachment – twice –  the 45th president of the most powerful country in the world has generated more headlines, social media arguments and cartoons than any other. … Read more

Moving trucks arrive at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ahead of Inauguration Day

Several massive moving trucks arrived at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida on Monday morning, a sign that the president will permanently relocate to the Palm Beach estate after leaving office this week. Around 9.30am Monday two trucks from Sterling, Virginia-based company JK Moving Services were seen parked in front of the club with workers … Read more

German zookeeper seriously injured by camel bite

The 54-year-old man was cleaning out the camel enclosure and feeding the animals at Perleberg Zoo on Sunday morning when one turned suddenly and bit him in the face, police said. The worker, who has not been named, was taken to a local hospital for treatment after sustaining “serious” injuries. The zoo, located between Berlin … Read more

Alberta leader asks Biden to ‘show respect’, hold Keystone talks | Energy News

US President-elect Joe Biden plans to nix contentious oil pipeline on his first day in office, Canadian media outlets reported. The premier of Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is calling on United States President-elect Joe Biden to “show respect for Canada” and negotiate the future of the contentious, multibillion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline project. During a … Read more

Matt Hancock says vaccination drive is ‘a full seven-day’ service

Matt Hancock has insisted the UK’s ambitious vaccination drive is a ‘full seven-day service’ – despite an apparent drop in the number of people receiving jabs at the weekend. This week’s figures showed a total of 321,951 people received a dose of the Oxford or Pfizer vaccine on Thursday – followed by a further 328,260 on Friday. The … Read more

Irish couple are left in tears on Long Lost Family after being reunited with their adult son

An Irish couple were reunited with their son on tonight’s Long Lost Family, after he was given to a Spanish family as a baby by a Catholic adoption agency – despite reassurances he would be returned once his young parents were more stable. Phyllis and Kevin Haran, from County Clare, have spent more than forty years searching … Read more

Afghan VP pushes for execution of Taliban prisoners

Author:  Tue, 2021-01-19 00:57 KABUL: Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Monday demanded the execution of Taliban prisoners as violence surges in the country in spite of US-sponsored talks between the government and the militants. Under mounting US pressure and following months of delay, Kabul released last summer thousands of Taliban prisoners from its custody … Read more

Pakistan approves Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

A worker sprays sanitizer on the hands of students wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as they arrive at their school, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.Image Credit: AP Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday approved the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, a government statement said, two days after AstraZeneca’s … Read more

Conjoined Pakistani twins get ‘new life’ following rare separation surgery

KABUL: Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Monday demanded the execution of Taliban prisoners as violence surges in the country in spite of US-sponsored talks between the government and the militants. Under mounting US pressure and following months of delay, Kabul released last summer thousands of Taliban prisoners from its custody as part of the … Read more

Flight passenger who assisted dying man with Covid-19 says he was given $200 credit for ‘inconvenience’

An emergency medical technician who administered CPR on a fellow passenger on a United Airlines flight said that the $200 voucher and phone call he received from the airline for the “inconvenience” felt like a “slap in the face”. The passenger later died of Covid-19, causing Tony Aldapa to fear that he had contracted the … Read more

WHO, China could have acted faster on pandemic – experts

The World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters. Fabrice Coffrini, AFP via Getty Images) The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response says WHO could have acted faster to prevent a disaster during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak. The experts say contamination measures should have been implemented immediately in all countries. They have also criticised … Read more

UK asylum-seekers locked in unsafe barracks amid COVID-19 outbreak

Author:  Mon, 2021-01-18 23:44 LONDON: An outbreak of COVID-19 at an asylum-seeker holding center in the UK has led to hundreds of people being locked inside as part of blanket quarantine measures that campaigners and residents have called “dangerous.” The disused Napier Barracks in Kent is home to around 400 people, including medically vulnerable individuals, … Read more

Long COVID could depend on severity of early infection: Study

Mon, 2021-01-18 23:28 LONDON: The speed at which a person’s immune system responds to infection with COVID-19 plays a key role in determining the disease’s long-term severity, according to a new UK study. Researchers from Cambridge University studied 207 people who tested positive for COVID-19 over three months, finding that subjects with mild or no … Read more

FBI probes whether woman stole Pelosi’s laptop to sell to Russia | Crime News

Riley June Williams has been charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct during the US Capitol riot. The FBI is investigating whether a pro-Trump rioter stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop from her office and attempted to sell it to a Russian intelligence service, according to court documents. According to an affidavit from … Read more

Money CAN buy you happiness: People’s wellbeing continues to improve the wealthier they become

Money CAN buy you happiness: People’s wellbeing continues to improve the wealthier they become – no matter how rich they get Researchers analysed 1,725,994 reports of wellbeing from 33,391 US adults The results revealed that reported wellbeing rose with household income While previous research suggested this was only true for incomes of up to $75,000/year, … Read more

Pre-inauguration event to honour culture and contribution of Black, other Americans of colour

The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event on Tuesday that will celebrate the country’s diversity on the eve of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris is slated to speak at the event, called We Are One, which will also honour the … Read more

54 cases of South African variant have now been spotted in Britain

Dozens of cases of the South African Covid variant have already been spotted in Britain, it was revealed today. The Covid-19 Genomics Consortium UK (COG-UK) said 54 Brits have tested positive for the variant so far, with the first case spotted in October last year.  It’s likely that there have been far more than 54 … Read more

Is anything being done to stop another pandemic emerging from China?

A year since the words “novel coronavirus” crept into news headlines, and over 2 million lives have been claimed as a result of the disease – officially termed COVID-19. Moreover, it has permeated every pocket of the planet, morphed into dozens of different strains, shuttered the world economy, overwhelmed health care resources, and rendered millions with … Read more