American singer Cher arrived in Pakistan to send off Kaavan, the elephant she has spent years trying to free, before he is moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday. The 36-year-old Asian elephant has spent most of his life in Islamabad Zoo, much of that time without a companion, and animal rights advocates have campaigned for him to be rescued from grim conditions. Cher tweeted her thanks after meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday "For Making It Possible For Me To Take Kaavan To Cambodia".
Wales have won only one of their past seven tests, a far from convincing 18-0 triumph over Georgia with a second string at Parc y Scarlets last weekend, and go into the weekend’s match in the new style competition as underdogs. “We know our deficiencies and what we need to improve,” Wyn Jones told a news conference on Friday. Wales have restored their side to full strength for the meeting with England, which is the second between the neighbours this year.
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The boss of Britain's Gatwick Airport said the introduction of shorter quarantine times from mid-December was boosting travel, and that the combination of testing and a COVID-19 vaccine means he is optimistic holidays can restart next year. Gatwick, Britain's second busiest airport, is opening a new COVID-19 testing facility on Monday, offering passengers discounted tests. CEO Stewart Wingate hopes by making it easier and cheaper to get a test, more people will travel.
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Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday that he would step down as president once a new constitution is adopted and proposed curbing presidential powers as part of the reforms, though he gave no timeline for those moves. Lukashenko, who has faced mass protests calling for him to step down since a presidential election on Aug. 9, made the comment a day after Russia's foreign minister told him to press ahead with constitutional reforms to defuse the crisis. "I will not work as president with you under the new constitution," Lukashenko was quoted as saying by the Belta news agency.
The Barcelona squad observed a minute's silence for their former star Diego Maradona before training on Friday and will continue to lead the mourning in Spain when they do the same before they play Osasuna in La Liga.
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Forget the oom-pah brass bands and buy gifts early - with a predrafted list to keep shopping trips efficient -- this COVID-19 Christmas season, Swiss health authorities advised the public on Friday. Bands usually blast out festively at this time of year but the Federal Office of Public Health advised against inviting them to parties as the country battles to keep coronavirus in check.
Londoners are set to spend a bumper £1.1 billion online over this Black Friday weekend. Retail bots are software programs that never sleep, and they are easy to buy. It has long been a problem on Black Friday, and recently hit the PS5 and Xbox Series X launches, with gamers everywhere frustrated at their inability to check out on a dream Christmas purchase, despite having waited patiently for the drop.
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Ten COVID-19 vaccines could be available by the middle of next year if they win regulatory approval, but their inventors need patent protection, the head of the global pharmaceutical industry group said on Friday. Vaccines by Pfizer and BioNtech, as well as Moderna and AstraZeneca have shown promising results in large clinical trials, but there is no question of "cutting corners", said Thomas Cueni, director-general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). It would be a mistake to lift patent protection to allow compulsory licensing and try to make vaccines requiring such complex quality assurance without expert staff and quality control procedures, he said.
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Pogba was last in action for France in their 4-2 victory over Sweden during the international break this month and missed United's 1-0 league win over West Bromwich Albion and Tuesday's 4-1 Champions League victory over Istanbul Basaksehir. The 27-year-old had missed a large part of last season with an ankle injury and Solskjaer said that his current problem is not a recurrence.
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