Famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed on Thursday, with aid agencies warning time is running out to prevent mass starvation. Around 45% of Yemen's population is facing high levels of acute food insecurity, according to the U.N.'s Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis.
Janet Rollé, general manager of Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment, is joining BuzzFeed's board of directors. At the same time, Andreesen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon, who has been a BuzzFeed board member since 2014, is stepping down from the company's board. BuzzFeed founder/CEO Jonah Peretti announced the changes to the board membership in a memo to staff […]
The United Kingdom's total death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 60,000 on Thursday, by the government's preferred measure of deaths within 28 days of a positive test. Until August, the United Kingdom was tallying its official COVID-19 death toll by a different measure, namely all deaths where the disease was mentioned on the death certificate. In terms of cases, a total of 14,879 new cases were reported across the United Kingdom on Thursday, taking the total over the past seven days to 100,857, down 17% compared with the previous seven-day period.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday decried countries - without naming names - who rejected the facts about the coronavirus pandemic and ignored guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO). Guterres addressed a special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on the coronavirus, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and spread globally, so far infecting more than 100 million people and killing nearly 1.5 million. "From the start, the World Health Organization provided factual information and scientific guidance that should have been the basis for a coordinated global response," Guterres said.
The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed the nomination of Christopher Waller for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, placing another of President Donald Trump's picks on the Fed's influential board after a string of high-profile rejections. The vote in favor of Waller's appointment was 48-47. Waller, research director for the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, taught economics for nearly 25 years before joining the St. Louis Fed in 2009.
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Showcasing 42,000 pieces of Danish blown glass This collection spans 195 years and is housed in Denmark's oldest glass factory Location: Naestved, Denmark (SOUNDBITE) (English) BBC'S GLASS ANTIQUE SPECIALIST, ANDY MCCONNELL, SAYING:"In many cases you could look at a hundred pieces of glass and you can go Danish, Danish, Danish and why, how is that? What is the essence that makes it distinctive?" Holmegaard glasswork began production in 1825 Their designs have been sold in 135 countries around the world (SOUNDBITE) (English) GLASS ARTIST, BJORN FRIBORG, SAYING:"The reason why it's special here, place made in Holmegaard, is because Holmegaard carries the tradition of glass production."
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Three former presidents say they'd be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine publicly, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against a disease that has already killed more than 273,000 people nationwide. Former President Barack Obama said during an episode of SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show" airing Thursday, “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it.” “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science,” Obama added.
Donations on Giving Tuesday, an 8-year-old campaign to get people to give money to charities, rose 25% from last year, organizers said. Nearly $2.5 billion was donated in the U.S. on Tuesday, according to estimates by GivingTuesday, the nonprofit behind the campaign. Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a way to get people to donate on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, when people are already opening their wallets for the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.
New Delhi [India], December 3 (ANI): Para Athletics coach Nawal Singh has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) confirmed on Thursday.
Democrats picked Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign organization into the 2022 elections, choosing a lawmaker from a Trump-friendly district over a top House Hispanic after last month’s voting dealt them unexpected losses and left them divided over the reasons. Maloney, 54 and openly gay, is a four-term veteran from a mid-Hudson Valley district in New York that Donald Trump carried in 2016. Democrats lost seats in last month's elections, and midterm congressional elections of newly elected presidents like President-elect Joe Biden are historically difficult for the party that controls the White House.
Hackers are targeting the coronavirus vaccine supply chain, IBM warned Thursday, saying it had uncovered a series of cyber attacks against companies involved in the effort to distribute doses around the world.
The 20-year-old left back, who also claimed the honour in 2018, enjoyed a stellar year in which Bayern won five trophies, including the Champions League. Davies earned the highest voting score from Canadian media and coaches, finishing just ahead of Christine Sinclair's record set in 2012, Canada Soccer said. "To see what Alphonso Davies has accomplished this year is awe inspiring for the next generation of players," national team head coach John Herdman said in a statement.
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Oscar-nominated actor, singer and songwriter Cynthia Erivo ("Harriet") will star in and produce a film based on the life of 19th century African princess Sarah Forbes Bonetta. Omoba Aina, an Egbado princess of the Yoruba people, was orphaned and enslaved by a West African king, then was "gifted" to Queen Victoria in 1850, taken to […]
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Albanian capital Tirana will be the host for the first final of the new third-tier UEFA Conference League in 2022, European football's governing body announced on Thursday.