British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country's vaccine programme was on track to meet its targets, but that it would be very difficult due to supply constraints. "I can confirm that we are on track to deliver our pledge, though it is very hard, I must stress ... it is very hard because of constraints on supply," he said, referring to a target to vaccinate the top four 'at risk' categories by mid February.
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A Thai billionaire opposition figure was accused Wednesday of defaming the monarchy, a day after a court sentenced a former civil servant to more than 40 years in jail for lese majeste crimes.
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KOTA KINABALU, Jan 20 — Thirty-six students in the state have already been found to have Covid-19, said Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun. The Sabah Covid-19 spokesman said that the cases were all...
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Biden is to be sworn in as U.S. president soon after noon (1700 GMT), taking over from Republican Donald Trump. "I look forward to working with him (Biden), and with his new administration, strengthening the partnership between our countries and working on our shared priorities: from tackling climate change, building back better from the pandemic and strengthening our transatlantic security."
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Syrian refugee camps in Arsal were blanketed with snow on January 20, as temperatures dropped in east Lebanon.This footage, by Abu Khalil Al-Homsi, a Syrian refugee in Arsal, shows refugee children building a snowman in one of the camps.Al-Homsi told Storyful he used to be a lawyer in Homs, and has been living in the camp for two years. Credit: Abu Khalil Al-Homsi via Storyful
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Delays in delivering Covid-19 vaccine supplies could hit the goal to offer the jabs to nearly 15 million high-priority people by mid-February, a Cabinet minister admitted today. More than 4.2 million people have already had the jabs in the UK but the daily number being administered fell to 204,076 first doses on Monday, down from 324,233 last Friday. Asked on Times Radio whether Pfizer’s reduction in its deliveries over upcoming weeks would make “huge inroads” into the goal to vaccinate the four top priority groups in less than a month, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “It could do but I genuinely do not want to speculate on that right now because obviously if they are bolstering their manufacturing capacity they will also be able to produce much more vaccine and get a lot more vaccine out.”
Boris Johnson’s handling of the pandemic came under fresh pressure today as the Home Secretary exposed a Cabinet rift over the delay in closing borders and the chief scientific adviser suggested that tough action was left too late. First to veer off message was Priti Patel who broke ranks by publicly admitting that she had opposed the Government’s decision not to bar passengers from regions hit by the virus until now. Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s chief scientific adviser, later admitted the Government “got some things wrong” during a Q&A on Sky News.
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Rescue teams on Wednesday drilled new holes down a gold mine in China's Shandong province, searching for more survivors after an explosion 10 days ago and preparing an escape passage for a group known to still be alive, state media reported. A total of 22 workers were trapped underground in the Hushan gold mine on the outskirts of Yantai, on China's eastern coast, following the Jan. 10. Rescuers have managed to deliver supplies to 11 workers, one of whom is in a coma after sustaining a head injury during the explosion.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday it was "outrageous" that any police data had been lost, but his government was working to assess the damage after thousands of records were deleted in error. Home Secretary Priti Patel said earlier on Wednesday that a coding problem led to the accidental deletion of up to 400,000 records from British police databases but specialists are working to recover the information from different systems.
A 24-year-old Italian suspected of fighting in the Middle East since 2014 with al Qaeda-affiliated groups was arrested in Turkey and jailed in Italy, police said on Wednesday. "We managed to find him and bring him back to Italy ... we were also able to get his wife and children out of a crisis area," said Italy's anti-terrorism agency chief Diego Parente. The man was transferred to the Turkish province of Hatay and then on to jail in Italy, while his family remain in Turkey.