Dutch medical experts have advised the government against easing social distancing measures in the run-up to Christmas as a decline of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has slowed over the past week, broadcaster RTL reported on Tuesday. The government's main coronavirus advisory board said it was too early to contemplate the reopening of bars and restaurants or lifting limits on group sizes for the holiday season, RTL said, citing the committee's latest confidential advice. The experts also said they would try to determine whether the Christmas school holiday would need to be extended in order to bring down the infection rate in the country, as a growing number of children were testing positive for COVID-19.
India banned 43 more Chinese apps on Tuesday including some from e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying they threatened its "sovereignty and integrity" as tensions remain high between the nuclear-armed neighbours following a deadly border clash.
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India banned 43 mobile apps on Tuesday, including many from China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along their border in the Himalayas. India’s information technology ministry said the apps threaten the “sovereignty and integrity of India.” Tuesday’s move comes months after India banned scores of Chinese-owned apps, including popular short-video app TikTok and mobile game PUBG, saying it had received reports that they were “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data.”
Lawyers for a Libyan militant convicted in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans have asked for a new trial, citing what they say is “recently disclosed exculpatory evidence.” Ahmed Abu Khattala is serving a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted of multiple terrorism-related charges in connection with the 2012 attack on diplomatic compounds in Benghazi. The motion filed Monday in Washington's federal court does not detail the newly disclosed evidence but says it concerns a key government witness who testified under a pseudonym at Khattala's trial.
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In Egypt's bustling capital people pack shops, cafes and public transport, many of them disregarding the rules that they should wear face masks in these spaces and keep one metre apart. Official warnings about a second wave of coronavirus infections are widely dismissed. Egypt's first wave of COVID-19 subsided in the summer and restrictions on movement were gradually relaxed.
Paolo Gabriele, the butler of former Pope Benedict who passed on the pontiff's personal documents to the media and was convicted in the so-called "Vatileaks" case, has died. Official Vatican media said on Tuesday he died in a Rome hospital after a long illness. Gabriele worked for several years as Benedict's private butler before leaking letters and other documents from the pope's desk in 2012 to an Italian journalist who wrote a book about corruption in the Vatican.
Parts of northwest Indiana were left slick with snow and “near freezing” air on November 24, the National Weather Service said.The service said snow and reduced visibility were also impacting the Chicago area, after about 1.5 inches of snow accumulated in the city by 7 am.Local media reported the winter weather would lead to Chicago’s “first accumulating snow” of the season.Twitter user @connor_wx said this video shows “wet heavy snow” falling in Kouts, a town located in northwest Indiana. Credit: @connor_wx via Storyful
Polish ski slopes look set to reopen this winter, but only for local people during the coming school holidays because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. "The sanitary protocol for the use of the ski stations has been finalised, the slopes will be open in winter," Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, a day after meeting representatives of the ski industry. But the government has also said it will take steps to limit movement around the country over the winter holiday season, and Health Ministry spokesman Wojciech Andrusiewicz said Poles should not count on being able to travel to the mountains.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday pleaded with Americans to grasp "the severity of the moment" and remain vigilant against the coronavirus pandemic, as record hospitalizations pushed healthcare professionals to the brink. Many Midwestern hospitals severely lack beds, equipment and clinical staff, providers say.
The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist, according to court papers filed Tuesday. In a motion that must still be approved by a federal judge, the Justice Department and lawyers for several of the women agreed that immigration authorities would not carry out any deportations until mid-January. Dozens of women have alleged that they were mistreated by Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist who was seeing patients from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.
Russia said Tuesday its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was 95 percent effective and would be cheaper and easier to store than some alternatives, as the global race heats up to develop a jab.
President Tayyip Erdogan's nationalist ally pledged his loyalty to their government coalition on Tuesday and dismissed media speculation about cracks in the alliance amid a recent reform push as "incomprehensible dirty rumours". Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli's attack on critics of the government came after Erdogan vowed earlier this month a new era of judicial reforms, after years of growing criticism from opponents at home and allies abroad. The MHP has attracted criticism from opposition parties in recent days over their nationalist rhetoric while several newspaper reports have suggested there were problems in their alliance with Erdogan's AK Party (AKP).
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Antonio Conte's Inter Milan take on Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League clash in a game the coach describes as "like a final" with both sides needing a win.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Voting on Budget 2021 could be delayed a week from Thursday, said government sources. They told The Straits Times the government was considering postponing the crucial vote...
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