Kevin’s out in the cold. Will he get home in time for Christmas?
Kevin’s out in the cold. Will he get home in time for Christmas?
A Czech Christmas ornament maker has added tiny masks to the country's traditional golden pigs, which are said to arrive in the homes of good children who fast before Christmas Eve's family feast. The glass ornaments which can be hung from a Christmas tree have proved incredibly popular. OZDOBAcz company owner Romana Juklova said they decided to mask the pigs in September to reflect how Czechs are adapting for Christmas this year.
BioNTech is studying whether the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer helps prevent infection from the virus, a senior executive said on Wednesday as the company defended Britain's regulatory process for emergency approval. Chief executive and co-founder Ugur Sahin said in a briefing he will have results of the study into prevention in three to six months. The comments come after Britain gave the vaccine approval for emergency use on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the United States and Europe to become the West's first country to formally endorse a jab.
Matt Hancock has accepted Piers Morgan’s challenge to get vaccinated live on Good Morning Britain to help prove the coronavirus jab is safe. The Health Secretary also spoke about the personal tragedy of losing a relative to the disease to highlight the importance getting the vaccine. Mr Hancock said that if a televised inoculation would help persuade people of its safety then that would be “worth it”.
Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from early next week. The head of the medicines regulator, June Raine, said no corners had been cut. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said it had received the first data on the vaccine in June and carried out a rigorous rolling analysis to international standards before giving its approval.
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A snow storm left downed power lines and trees and road blockages, resulting in tens of thousands of power outages in northeast Ohio on December 1 and 2, local media reportedA Winter Storm Warning for portions of Northeast Ohio was issued by the National Weather Service on December 1, with the storm predicted to move out the following day.Video, posted by Heath Robinson on December 1, shows a road and a house in the distance blanketed in deep snow as flakes continue to fall in Cleveland. Credit: Heath Robinson via Storyful
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Muhyiddin Yassin discussed the High Speed Rail in view of the 31 December final deadline.
Taiwan has become a production destination of choice for regional pay-TV and streaming platforms to shoot Mandarin-language content for pan-Asian audiences. This week’s fully-virtual Asian Television Forum allows the island’s producer to showcase TV content originated by Taiwan’s own producers broadcasters and cable networks. Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), a promotion organization established last year, […]
Two people were hospitalized and a suspect was at large after a stabbing incident and fire at a supermarket in The Hague, Netherlands, on December 2.This footage, posted to Twitter by Yannick Veilleux-Lepage, shows emergency services at the scene on Grote Marktstraat – a key shopping area in the city.Police were called to a report of a stabbing at around noon. The suspect, who police said was in his thirties, fled the scene at around 12.10 pm.The two injured victims were transported to hospital and a fire at the store has been extinguished, police said. Police asked for witnesses to come forward with information regarding the suspect. They had not released information about a motive by the time of writing. Credit: Yannick Veilleux-Lepage via Storyful
An icon of Latin American genre movie production, Crudo Films, the Buenos Aires-based production house headed by Jimena Monteoliva and Florencia Franco, will diverge from the fantastic with the upcoming production “La Virgen Cabeza,” a big screen adaptation of the hit debut novel from local author Gabriela Cabezón Cámara. Director of Fantaspoa and Morbido competition […]
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Construction work has started on a joint Turkish-Russian centre to monitor a ceasefire in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday. Azerbaijan and Armenia last month signed a Russia-brokered ceasefire for the enclave, which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but mainly populated by ethnic Armenians. Russian peacekeepers were deployed to the region under the deal, which froze Azeri gains in six weeks of fighting.
Italian sales company Intramovies has scored some fresh sales on Israeli writer-director Ruthy Pribar's mother-daughter drama "Asia," winner of the Nora Ephron award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and Israel's candidate for the International Oscar. The pic starring Shira Haas, who previously gained notice in Netflix mini-series "Unorthodox," has been sold to Italy (Lucky […]
Construction work has started on a joint Turkish-Russian centre to monitor a ceasefire in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday. He said the centre, being built following the worst fighting in decades between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces, would be operating "very shortly". Azerbaijan and Armenia last month signed a Russia-brokered ceasefire for the enclave, which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but mainly populated by ethnic Armenians.
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Flamengo's defence of their Copa Libertadores title has ended at the last 16 stage after the Brazilian giants crashed out on penalties at the hands of Argentine outfit Racing.
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Indonesia's cat fashion It may not be haute couture but Fredi Lugina Priadi has found a lucrative market for unique cat costumes His business now generates up to $210 a month (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) CAT COSPLAY COSTUME MAKER, FREDI LUGINA PRIADI, SAYING: "My cousins who love cats gave me the idea to make these costumes. At first, I thought it was weird, 'why do animals need to wear clothes?' but it turned out to be funny to see them wearing costumes." Some online commentators consider it cruel but others are embracing it (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) 31-YEAR-OLD CAT OWNER, RISMA SANDRA IRAWAN, SAYING:" It's for fun only. Sogan has a TikTok account and looking at pictures of cats wearing costumes like these can help to relieve our stress, and I, as the owner, can have fun with the cat. After all, my cat tends to be quiet and happy."
Spain's Oscar entry, “The Endless Trench,” a multi-award-winning feature from the Basque trio of Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga, has also become a flagship production for the Andalusian film sector. The film was set and shot in Andalusia, with Andalusian actors and co-produced by Seville-based La Claqueta. Released last year in Spain […]