Canada's unemployment rate in December was revised to 8.8% from 8.6% on Monday, while the net decline in jobs for the month was amended to 52,700 from 62,600, as Statistics Canada completed a historic review of its labor force data. The revision, undertaken to ensure the data was aligned with recent population and geographical boundary estimates, had "virtually no effect" on employment estimates for the pandemic period of March to December 2020, the agency said.
Footage showed heavy rains and a damaged bridge submerged, with locals walking through flood water in South Africa’s Limpopo province. Six people were killed in Mozambique, while the death toll from flooding in eSwatini - formerly known as Swaziland - now stands at two, according to police. Three people had been reported killed in Zimbabwe and one in Madagascar. Ongoing rains, though lightening, threatened further floods, as the ground has already been oversaturated, South African Weather Service said. Eloise is expected to move towards south western Botswana on Tuesday (January 26) according to the South African Weather Service, where it will cause heavy rain. More downpours are also expected in South Africa in the coming days.
The NFL has announced that Miley Cyrus will headline the NFL TikTok Tailgate at Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay on February 7. According to the announcement, the Tailgate will be the on-site pregame hospitality event exclusively for the 7,500 vaccinated health care heroes the NFL invited to attend Super Bowl LV. The league announced last week that around […]
Ethiopian security forces have detained minors as young as 11 in their crackdown on a militant group in western Gambella region and have also repressed opposition politicians, the state-appointed human rights commission said on Monday. The report also said about 90 mainly ethnic Tigrayans had been in custody in Gambella since early November - when a war began between federal troops and the former ruling party of Tigray - without any investigation starting. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government says it is quelling insurrection in various parts of Africa's second most populous nation, while some rights groups say the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner is rolling back new freedoms he promised.
Egyptian authorities arrested a cartoonist on Monday who posted a video tribute to the country's 2011 uprising on the 10th anniversary of the first mass protests, two security sources said. Cartoonist Ashraf Hamdi was detained early in the morning from his home for investigation on charges of misusing social media sites and spreading false news, the sources said. Hamdi published a short cartoon video on Facebook on Sunday dedicated to the "heroes" of Mohamed Mahmoud street in central Cairo, where dozens of protesters were killed in clashes with the security forces in November 2011.
South Korean rapper Iron, 29, whose real name is Jung Heon-cheol, was found dead at an apartment in Seoul on Monday (25 January), Seoul Jungbu Police said.
Google said Monday it would make its facilities available for Covid-19 vaccination sites as part of a new initiative to help speed the rollout of inoculations in the United States.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will start their 2021 seasons on Feb. 2 when they lead Serbia and Spain respectively in the team-based ATP Cup ahead of the Australian Open. The top two men's players will be joined by world number three Dominic Thiem and Russian No. 4 Daniil Medvedev on the opening day of the tournament at Melbourne Park, which will also host the year's first Grand Slam from Feb. 8-21. Reigning champions Serbia, led by Australian Open holder Djokovic, will begin their title defence against Canada on Rod Laver Arena and will also play Germany in the group stages.
Asia's football body cancelled several tournaments and announced centralised group stages for the Champions League and AFC Cup club tournaments on Monday, as it continues to battle coronavirus disruption.
Skipper Joe Root on Monday said England will take "confidence" from their 2-0 Test sweep in Sri Lanka to challenge world number one India on their own patch.
The Witcher prequel Blood Origin casts Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith as lead
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 25 — Guidelines for the Chinese New Year festivities next month are expected to be strict given the high number of daily Covid-19 infections here, said Sabah Covid-19...
The Indonesian Coast Guard seized two oil tankers, one Iranian-flagged and the other Panamanian-flagged, on January 24. The coast guard said both vessels were suspected of “carrying out ship to ship illegal fuel transfers”.The coast guard said the MT Horse and MT Frea would be escorted to the city of Batam, Indonesia, for “further inspection”.This footage shows uniformed personnel and crewmembers aboard the Iranian vessel, the MT Horse.Iran has asked Indonesia to explain the seizure, Reuters reported on January 25. Credit: Indonesian Coast Guard via Storyful
WWE issued a bullish forecast for adjusted operating income in 2021, citing as one of the key factors its new deal to fold the U.S. version of its WWE Network streaming outlet into NBCUniversal’s Peacock. On Monday, WWE and NBCU announced a multiyear pact to bring WWE Network exclusively to Peacock in the U.S. Subsequently, […]
Thousands across Russia braved police violence and legal action this weekend in a symbolic victory for jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny, whose standoff with the Kremlin promises to be protracted and above all very risky.
The European Union's executive body proposed Monday that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread of new coronavirus variants but make sure to keep goods and workers moving across EU borders. Amid concerns related to the production and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, the European commission urged EU nations to reinforce testing and quarantine measures for travelers as virus mutations that are more transmissible threaten to overwhelm European hospitals with new cases. More than 400,000 EU citizens have already died from the virus since the pandemic first hit Europe last year.
A German regional leader has sparked a backlash after he admitted on a chat app to playing Candy Crush on his phone during online pandemic response meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Scolari, who also coached Chelsea, Gremio and Palmeiras, took over at the troubled side in October last year when they were 19th in the 20-team league, with just 12 points from 15 games. They currently sit 12th in Serie B, safe from relegation but with no chance of being automatically promoted back to the top tier. “Collaborating with the club during the most challenging moment in its history, Scolari and his staff fulfilled the important recovery mission,” Cruzeiro said in a statement.
Wasps lock Launchbury was ruled out with a fibia stress fracture, while Harlequins' Marler has withdrawn for personal reasons. The news comes as a significant blow for England, with coach Eddie Jones' already without loosehead prop Mako Vunipola, who is recovering from an Achilles injury.
Oil and gas giant Shell is buying ubitricity, a major provider of electric vehicle charging points in Europe. Shell said Monday that it would buy a 100% stake in the Berlin-based startup, without disclosing the price. “The move represents a further step in Shell’s efforts to support drivers as they switch to lower-carbon transport,” the company said.