The 32-year-old Argentine made his first start of the season in October following knee surgery but missed the 5-0 league win over Burnley last weekend and the goalless draw with Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday due to discomfort. Aguero has also been hampered by a hamstring injury this season, but Guardiola said he was hopeful the striker could overcome his problems soon.
The incident occurred at the Diaoshuidong coal mine at around 5 p.m. local time (0900 GMT) on Friday, Xinhua said, adding that the local police and fire departments immediately lodged rescue efforts, while the cause is under investigation. Mines in top coal producer China are among the deadliest in the world. In late September, 16 people were killed when high carbon monoxide levels trapped miners at Chongqing's Songzao coal mine.
British security giant G4S, a guardian of sites worldwide including prisons, offices and Covid test-centres, is facing a takeover tussle, with suitors pledging to vastly improve its tarnished image.
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Mining giant Glencore’s billionaire CEO Ivan Glasenberg today announced Gary Nagle, a senior trader known to some as “mini-Ivan”, will succeed him when he retires next year after 35 years. Nagle, 45, who joined the FTSE-100 company 20 years ago and led operations in Colombia before rising through the ranks to head up its coal arm, will move over from Australia to its HQ in Switzerland early next year. Glasenberg joined Glencore in 1984 and has run it since 2002, andis the one of the company's biggest shareholders.
The deputy governor of Norway’s central bank is stepping down with immediate effect after he was not granted a new security clearance because he has ties to China via his wife. The move comes at at time when several Western governments are tightening security controls against potential influence from China, particularly in technology, finance and other corporate sectors. “The Norwegian Civil Security Clearance Authority informs me that the reason that I will not receive a renewed security clearance is that my wife is a Chinese citizen and resides in China, where I support her financially,” Jon Nicolaisen said in a statement on Friday.
Suarez, whose wife is of Italian descent, passed the exam in September at the University for Foreigners in Perugia as part of the naturalisation process needed for his potential transfer to the Serie A champions. Juventus, who hoped to sign him from Barcelona, needed him to acquire Italian citizenship to avoid exceeding their permitted quota of non-EU players, but suspicions were quickly raised in the media that he was given preferential treatment.
The struggle to get Covid vaccine to the world's population has often been likened to a race -- in which case, Africa finds itself hobbled by an array of financial, technical and cultural problems.
Iran is raising pressure on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden with plans to install more advanced uranium-enriching centrifuges at an underground plant in breach of its deal with major powers, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report showed on Friday. The confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report obtained by Reuters said Iran plans to install several more cascades, or clusters, of advanced IR-2m centrifuges in the underground plant at Natanz, which was apparently built to withstand aerial bombardment.
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Frenchman Romain Grosjean said it would not be the end of the world if he could not make his Formula One comeback at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, after escaping relatively unscathed from an horrific fiery crash last week. The 34-year-old escaped with burns to the back of his hands and not even a broken bone after his Haas car penetrated a metal barrier, split in two and burst into flames in a high-speed opening-lap crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sitting out this weekend’s penultimate race around the same Sakhir track’s outer circuit, Grosjean said a return in Abu Dhabi would depend on how fast his burns heal.
Christmas lends itself very nicely to movie watching. Everyone has time to burn and the entire family is far too full of mince pies and lukewarm leftover turkey to actually muster the energy required to leave the sofa.With that in mind, Christmas films are an indispensable part of the cinema landscape. These are movies people often watch every single year and fall in love with over the course of time. The 21st century has yielded its fair share of festive classics, which already feel as essential to the Christmas experience as trees, presents and the year's most depressing episode of EastEnders.Read more: Things we learned from Paul Feig about Last ChristmasBut which is the best Christmas film of the 21st century? It's time to crunch the numbers. From a longlist of the major festive releases since 2000, we ranked them three times — based on global box office, Rotten Tomatoes critic score and the same site's audience score — and awarded points for the rankings.The result is a (theoretically) definitive list of the best the 21st century has to offer when it comes to Christmas viewing. So settle down with that advent calendar you promised yourself you wouldn't entirely consume before December even starts, and dive in.
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RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SHOTLIST AND SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: SOUNDBITES FROM CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA'S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER DR. SHUAIB MANJRA ON A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST WITH IN THE CRICKET SQUADS BIO-SECURE BUBBLE AND ON ENGLAND'S CONCERNS TO PLAY / VOX POPS FROM PEOPLE IN THE STREETS OF CAPE TOWN ON PROSPECT OF ODI MATCH BEING PLAYED EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES SHOWS: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (DECEMBER 4,2020) (CSA - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CSA (CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA) CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DR SHUAIB MANJRA, SAYING: "Yeah, so we did a scheduled COVID-19 test yesterday for the team and we unexpectedly had a positive (COVID-19). This was not a unusual test, it's a regular test we've been doing as per the schedule for the bio-bubble and clearly this this test kind of surprised us because we have confidence in the integrity of the bio-secure environment. And further tests indicate that that this is a more recent infection that occurred within the bio safe environment. So, you know, clearly there seems to be some kind of breach which we've investigated in great detail to try and determine where this happened." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CSA (CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA) CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DR SHUAIB MANJRA, SAYING: "I can categorically state that there's no player who can leave who's able to leave the hotel environment simply by virtue of the fact that there's security around and the security will not allow a player to leave unless that player is leaving in an assigned vehicle." 4. WHITE FLASH 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CSA (CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA) CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DR SHUAIB MANJRA, SAYING: "England has expressed a concern you know, England is questioning the confidence that they have in the bio-secure environment and rightfully so. If there's been a player who tested positive in the last week, who contracted the virus in the last week. They have cause for concern and we respect that concern. We've met with the English medical teams, and we've kind of planned out a way." CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (DECEMBER 4,2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 6. STREET SCENE DOWNTOWN STELLENBOSCH, OUTSKIRTS OF CAPE TOWN 7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICA CRICKET FAN, A.J. MEY, SAYING: "It's quite sad. The T-20 was very exciting, although I'm a South African but England won. But for it being postponed, even if there's no spectators at the sport itself, at the day itself, it's still watchable on TV and it's still exciting. So, it's sad not to see it and now we don't know if it will happen, if it will get just postponed or maybe postponed forever. So, it's sad. We want to see the match, actually." 8. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICA CRICKET FAN, FERNANDO, SAYING: "I think it's a very good thing, but it's for our own sake so yeah, that's what I really think. It's a good plan they postponed the whole thing, yeah." 9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICA CRICKET FAN, JOHN JONAS, SAYING: "They have been preparing for a long time and they spent a lot of money to prepare for that game and we have been waiting for that. And to hear that it's only one person who's been making two games to be postponed, for me, it doesn't make sense." 10. STELLENBOSCH STREET SCENE STORY: England have questioned the strength of their bio-secure environment in Cape Town after a South African player tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the postponement of the first One-Day International that was scheduled for Newlands on Friday (December 4). The game was moved to Sunday (December 6) just an hour before it was due to start after the result of the positive test, and the future of the tour will be decided on Saturday (December 5) when both teams and hotel staff are re-tested again. Both teams are staying in the same hotel, though they have been kept separate, apart from when they are on the pitch. "England have expressed a concern and questioned the confidence they have in the bio-secure environment and rightfully so if there is a player who has tested positive having contracted the virus in the last week. We respect that concern," South Africa team doctor Shuaib Manjra said in a video released on Friday. Manjra denied that any player had left the team hotel without authorisation. "I can categorically state that there's no player who can leave who's able to leave the hotel environment simply by virtue of the fact that there's security around and the security will not allow a player to leave unless that player is leaving in an assigned vehicle." Should Saturday's tests reveal more positive cases, it is likely the tour will be called off and the matches scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Wednesday cancelled. (Production: Shafiek Tassiem, Kurt Michael Hall)
Schumacher, son of seven times world champion and Ferrari great Michael, is a Ferrari Academy driver and Haas use the Italian's manufacturer's engines. Ferrari said in a statement that Resta was highly-rated and would have an important role in strengthening Haas's technical department.
France is preparing the rollout of a first round of COVID-19 vaccines that it hopes will start reaching the most at risk citizens early next year pending regulatory approvals of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The government will ensure vaccines are free for all in its social security system and has earmarked 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) of next year's budget to cover costs, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday. Castex, who confirmed vaccination would not be made compulsory, urged all citizens to get a shot.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says they are much better placed to fight for titles this season than last. With traditional heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid making stuttering starts to the campaign, Atleti have excelled and remain La Liga's only unbeaten club. They are second on 23 points after nine games, one behind leaders Real Sociedad but with two games in hand.
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Human remains believed to be the bodies of over a dozen ethnic Albanians killed during the 1998-99 war in Kosovo have been found just inside Serbia, a Serbian official said on Friday. More than two decades after the conflict in Kosovo ended, the search for the victims remains a major obstacle to the improvement of relations between Belgrade and Pristina. The investigators used satellite imagery to find the mass grave in a remote open-cast mine at Kizevak in Serbia's south.
Land Securities on Friday said there is “strong investor demand” for high quality properties in London as it revealed a £552 million deal to sell office buildings 1 & 2 New Ludgate. The FTSE 100 property giant said it has exchanged contracts to sell its 1.5 acre site next to the Old Bailey, to Singapore-based investment firm Sun Venture. The scheme, 1 & 2 New Ludgate, comprises 389,615 square feet of office and retail space developed by Landsec in 2015.