Colombia must restart aerial fumigation of coca with the herbicide glyphosate as soon as possible to reduce cocaine production, income for illegal armed groups, massacres and the killings of human rights activists, the defense minister said. The Andean country, a top producer of cocaine, suspended aerial fumigation with glyphosate in 2015 on concerns by the World Health Organization (WHO) it may cause cancer.
Hundreds of protesters marched on a barracks of Thailand's royal guards unit on Sunday hoisting inflatable rubber ducks high above their heads, a whimsical show of force by a pro-democracy movement calling for curbs to the power of the monarchy.
Sam Pollard’s “MLK/FBI” follows the dirty war that America’s FBI declared on civil rights figurehead Martin Luther King, a vendetta that began in the 50s and ended with his assassination in 1968, inspired by recent revelations (as well as credible long-held suspicions), and backed up by declassified secret government documents. Documentary festival IDFA, which runs […]
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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said that the reported 130-year old man who died of Covid-19 yesterday has no official identity document. Noor...
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Russian director Victor Kossakovsky returned to documentary festival IDFA – where he has been a frequent guest, and won awards with "Pavel and Lyalya" and "Belovy" – with “Gunda,” a film that made a statement in more ways than one. Shot entirely in black and white, without voiceover or music, it documents the life and […]
England won the toss and decided to bowl in the second Twenty20 international against South Africa at Boland Park in Paarl on Sunday.
New Delhi [India], November 29 (ANI): Since its inception, the Golden Baby Leagues initiative, started by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in 2018, has helped light a footballing spark among young children across the country and in rural Manipur, they are also providing hope to families of a brighter future.
With tier rule confusion and Covid induced exhaustion, holidaying near to home delivers maximum enjoyment and minimum stress
Britain’s foreign minister said Sunday there is only about a week left for the U.K. and the European Union to strike a post-Brexit trade deal, with fishing rights the major obstacle to an agreement. As talks continued between the two sides in London, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said “I think we are into the last week or so of substantive negotiations.” The U.K. left the EU early this year, but remained part of the 27-nation bloc’s economic embrace during an 11-month transition as the two sides tried to negotiate a new free-trade deal to take effect Jan. 1.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout held his nerve to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by four shots at Leopard Creek Country Club on Sunday as the rest of the contenders faltered in a dramatic finish. The 26-year-old South African took his second European Tour victory after birdies on the 14th and 15th holes helped him surge through a crowded leaderboard and end with a fourth-round 69 for a tournament total of 274. Bezuidenhout, ranked 61 in the world, proved steady on the back nine as super-fast greens and tight pin positions proved the undoing of the other frontrunners.
Villagers in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Sunday buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants while security forces searched for dozens of people who are still missing. Roughly 30 of the men killed were also beheaded in the attack, which began on Saturday morning in Zabarmari village in northeast Borno state. While no group claimed responsibility, such massacres have been carried out in the past by Boko Haram or the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Britain and the European Union are heading into a "very significant" week, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, as talks over a trade deal enter their final days with serious differences yet to be resolved. EU negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters in London that "works continue, even on Sunday" on his way to a negotiating session, as both sides look for a deal to prevent disruption to almost $1 trillion of trade at the end of December. "This is a very significant week, the last real major week, subject to any further postponement... we're down to really two basic issues," Raab told the BBC.
Coronavirus measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing haven’t just helped stopped the spread of Covid-19, they’ve also slashed cases of cold weather illnesses by up to 50 per cent, according to new data from Germany. Instances of flu, bronchitis and pneumonia have all significantly decreased in north-eastern Germany, which includes Berlin, according to a study by health insurer AOK Nordost. From September until mid-November, the number of people taking sick days off work due to the flu was halved compared to previous years. Absence due to acute bronchitis fell by more than half, the study found, while sick days as a result of pneumonia and gastrointestinal infections dropped by a third. The authors said this was likely due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions. “The corona protective measures including masks, washing hands and keeping your distance did not prevent the second Covid-19 wave,” said the report. “The rules, however, have at least severely contained the spread of flu and other infectious diseases in the autumn.” The authors also speculated that an increase in flu vaccinations may have also contributed to the decline in infections. The study, which was released on Sunday, took into account more than 63,000 sick leave requests throughout autumn in the north-eastern German states of Berlin, Brandenberg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The three states are home to just over 7.5 million people. That period includes two weeks of Germany’s ‘lockdown light’, which began in November. This month saw harsher coronavirus measures introduced nationwide – including closing bars, restaurants and cafes, along with strict curbs on meeting in groups, travelling and leisure activities. The authors found a more significant decrease in sick leave in the larger, more rural states than in Berlin. In Brandenberg, sick days decreased by around 15 percentage points and in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania by 12. They fell by only 8 percentage points in the German capital, which the authors attributed to continuing public transport usage. “Even under the contact restrictions, more people meet in Berlin than in the greater states - for example in the U-Bahn, S-Bahn and buses,” the report said. “More contact means more opportunities for infectious diseases to spread.”
Netflix is set to begin declaring its U.K. revenues to local tax authorities in the new year — a move that follows similar initiatives in Western Europe in recent weeks. Until now, the streaming giant had channelled its revenues through the Netherlands, a lower tax jurisdiction and the site of its European headquarters. The SVOD […]
RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE RED BULL BC ONE WORLD FINALS - RUSSIA'S KASTET WINNING WOMEN'S COMPETITION, JAPAN'S SHIGEKIX WINNING MEN'S COMPETITION SHOWS: SALZBURG, AUSTRIA (NOVEMBER 28, 2020) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO NEW USES AFTER MAY 29, 2021. NO MORE THAN 70% OF THIS VIDEO CONTENT MAY BE USED ON YOUTUBE) 1. EXTERIOR OF HANGAR-7 - THE VENUE FOR THE RED BULL BC ONE WORLD FINALS 2. INTERIOR OF HANGAR-7, TWO BREAKERS STANDING ON STAGE 3. FLYING BULL AIRCRAFT 4. VARIOUS OF BREAKERS COMPETING IN THE EARLY ROUNDS OF THE COMPETITION 5. BELGIAN MAXIME 'MADMAX' BLIECK ARRIVING FOR THE WOMEN'S FINAL 6. 2019 CHAMPION, KASTET OF RUSSIA, WAVING TO CAMERA AHEAD OF THE FINAL 7. DJ WATCHING ON 8. VARIOUS OF WOMEN'S FINAL BETWEEN MADMAX AND KASTET 9. SPLIT SCREEN, WITH JUDGE SHOWING KASTET IS THE WINNER 10. VARIOUS OF KASTET CELEBRATING 11. KASTET AND MADMAX HUGGING 12. JAPAN'S SHIGEKIX ARRIVING FOR THE MEN'S FINAL 13. RUSSIA'S ALKOLIL ARRIVING ON STAGE FOR THE MEN'S FINAL 14. DJ WATCHING ON 15. VARIOUS OF MEN'S FINAL BETWEEN SHIGEKIX AND ALKOLIL 16. SPLIT SCREEN, WITH JUDGE SHOWING SHIGEKIX IS THE WINNER 17. VARIOUS OF SHIGEKIX CELEBRATING 18. VARIOUS OF SHIGEKIX AND KASTET ON STAGE WITH THEIR RED BULL BC ONE BELTS 19. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S RED BULL BC ONE CHAMPION, KASTET, SAYING: "I feel super happy, yes, but now I can't believe it." 20. WHITE FLASH 21. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WOMEN'S RED BULL BC ONE CHAMPION, KASTET, SAYING: "For me, when it come the first battle on the stage it was like I'm at practice, but it was a nice place for practice because no people, no crazy reaction. It kept my calm, because nobody cry to you 'Oh let's go!' and it was OK. And when I see my family, of course I was very happy to see them, because yes it's my family. They can't be with me, but they're with me on the screen. It was amazing, thank you for this opportunity. 22. WHITE FLASH 23. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEN'S RED BULL BC ONE CHAMPION, SHIGEKIX , SAYING: "To be honest, like I am super happy right now and i still can't believe it's real. I worked hard for this competition, not only this year. I've been working hard to win this competition. So, I am super happy right now." STORY: Russia's B-Girl Kastet and B-Boy Shigekix of Japan were crowned the Red Bull BC One champions at the world finals in Salzburg on Saturday (November 28). Kastet, a member of the 3:16 crew, won the breakdancing title for the second year in a row by beating Belgium's MadMax. Shigekix, a member of the Red Bull BC One All Stars, became the youngest ever competitor to win the title at the age of 18 when he beat Russia's Alkolil. The 17th edition of the Red Bull BC One invited 16 of the world's best breakers from 11 countries to take part in the competition at Salzburg's Hangar-7, which houses the Flying Bulls aircrafts as well as a collection of Formula One cars. Breakdancing is scheduled to feature at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. (Production: Tim Hart)
The Supreme Court on Monday is set to take up President Donald Trump's unprecedented and contentious effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used to allocate U.S. House of Representatives districts to states. The challengers to Trump's July directive include various states led by New York, cities, counties and immigrant rights groups.
Gerardo Naranjo’s “Kokoloko” took home the Premio Mezcal for best Mexican film at the hybrid 35th Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG), which wrapped Friday, Nov. 27. The love triangle drama signals a return to the big screen for Naranjo who has spent nearly a decade after his 2011 hit “Miss Bala” directing episodes of such high-profile […]
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