Bangkok [Thailand], January 20 (ANI): Indian shuttler HS Prannoy progressed to the second round of the ongoing Thailand Open after securing a hard-fought win over Jonatan Christie here on Wednesday.
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A British prosecutor hired by the Hong Kong government to lead a case against democracy activists has pulled out after coming under pressure in Britain including 'disgraceful' comments by its foreign minister, city authorities said on Wednesday. David Perry, a Queen's Counsel, was due to lead the case against tabloid media magnate Jimmy Lai and several others, including veteran democracy activists Martin Lee and Margaret Ng. But Hong Kong's Department of Justice noted "growing pressure and criticism" of Perry in Britain for taking the case, adding in a statement that he had "concerns about such pressures and the exemption of quarantine" and "indicated that the trial should proceed without him".
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The COVID-19 death toll and the level of hospital admissions means it is far too early to speculate about when the lockdown may be lifted or eased, one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior ministers said on Wednesday. "We are still in a perilous situation," Home Secretary Priti Patel told Sky. "When we still see hospitalisation figures, now standing at over 38,000 people, with the number of people still dying with coronavirus, with the number of hospital admissions increasing, this is no time to speak about the relaxation of measures," she said.
As the United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll approaches 100,000, Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Wednesday that the numbers were tragic but that it was not the time to look back at the government's possible mismanagement of the crisis. The United Kingdom's official COVID-19 death toll is 91,470 - Europe's worst death figure and the world's fifth worst after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico. "The numbers are deeply tragic," Patel said.
INFLATION jumped in December, even though most shops were shut, as Britons spent on clothes and transport. While that rise might alarm some, it leaves inflation still far from the 2% target price the Bank of England is supposed to hit.
The UK coronavirus strain has spread to at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, after US President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute to American victims.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 40 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (20 January), taking the country’s total case count to 59,197.
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Panaji (Goa) [India], January 20 (ANI): Odisha FC on Tuesday displayed great character to script a 1-1 draw against Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) and head coach Stuart Baxter was impressed with the aggressive approach of his players in the second half.
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Buenos Aires [Argentina], January 20 (ANI): In their second match against the Argentina junior women's team here at Cenard in Buenos Aires, the Indian women led by striker Rani Rampal drew 1-1 in a closely-fought match. It was skipper Rani's goal that helped hold the home team to a draw. In their previous game too, both teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Tennis coach Daniel Vallverdu says players who have been locked down in their hotel rooms for 14 days ahead of the Australian Open should get preferential treatment from organisers such as prime practice times and matches scheduled in the cooler hours of the day. While those in hard quarantine are left to hit balls against mattress in their rooms, the other arrivals are able to spend five hours a day outside to prepare. Vallverdu, who coaches three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, told Reuters in an interview that organisers should try to even things up.
While Australia emerged with few injuries from the epic test series against India, the players' egos suffered heavily in defeat and may take time to recover from their bruising. Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will head to Sydney for scans on his right hamstring, while opening batsmen David Warner (groin) and Will Pucovski (shoulder) will look to recover from their injury issues before the yet-to-be-confirmed tour of South Africa next month. Other players will return to their teams in the domestic Big Bash League but their welcome will be muted compared to a year ago, when they arrived as winners after whitewashing Pakistan and New Zealand in successive test series.
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Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups.
A coronavirus antibody test that China has made mandatory for arriving travellers has provoked concerns over its effectiveness after one of a team of international health experts was briefly denied entry last week following a positive result. Although the British expert from the World Health Organization (WHO) subsequently tested negative, it was not immediately clear if the earlier result was a false positive, or the result of previous infection or a COVID-19 vaccination. Here are details of China's testing rules, potential problems with the policy, its implications for vaccinated individuals and experts' views.
India has kicked off the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme, but the shadow of rushed approvals persists. Hesitancy over the safety and efficacy of Covaxin, India’s homegrown coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research, has led to fewer people turning up for their shots. India began its vaccination drive for frontline and healthcare workers on Jan. 16, and has inoculated 631,417 people in four days.