Indians working abroad are expected to send lesser money back home this year due to job losses and pay cuts being witnessed across the world.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Tuesday his office is being investigated for questionable expenses linked to a dinner party his office hosted for his supporters ahead of an annual cherry blossom viewing party — a scandal that has been on the backburner for months. Abe made the comment in response to reports Monday that the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors' Office has been interviewing his aides over the scandal. None of his aides or supporters have been arrested so far.
Few contacts of a person with COVID-19 in England are reached by the NHS Test and Trace service, Reuters found. Where a contact is reached and asked to isolate, the process is slow, taking an average of a week. At best, the government's testing program is reaching only about half of the contacts of those infected with COVID-19 in England, a Reuters analysis of government data shows.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) could produce a scientific opinion on COVID-19 vaccines seeking regulatory approval by the end of the year in a best case scenario, the regulator's new chief was quoted as saying on Tuesday. British drugmaker AstraZeneca followed rivals Pfizer and Moderna on Monday in publishing successful pivotal trial data for its COVID-19 vaccine, giving the world's fight against the pandemic a third new weapon. "Assuming everything is positive - and we have to look at the data to be sure - but best case, we could have a scientific opinion by the end of the year," EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke told the Irish Independent newspaper in an interview.
That was the British government's simple slogan for its country-wide lockdown that began in March to try to stem the COVID-19 pandemic and avoid a collapse of the National Health Service's hospital system. In the ensuing months, the original slogan has been replaced by a series of new catchphrases, the "Rule of Six," a "Tiers" alert system, and ever-changing regulations for different parts of the United Kingdom that even British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently called "confusing." "I like to follow the rules," says Joinal Abdin, 41, who lives near Oldham, in northern England.
Panaji (Goa) [India], November 24 (ANI): All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday cautioned Mumbai City's midfielder Ahmed Jahouh after reviewing his direct red card incident against NorthEast United FC in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL).
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Organisers said low consumption LED floodlights would be powered by fully renewable energy, using low-carbon certified hydrogenated vegetable oil made from sustainable materials. Diriyah has hosted Formula E since 2018 and next year's races will be the third and fourth in a championship that starts in Chile. Saudi Arabia is also due to host a Formula One race for the first time next year and that will also be at night, in Jeddah in November.
Hong Kong will close bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues for the third time this year, Health Secretary Sophia Chan said on Tuesday as authorities scramble to tackle a renewed rise in coronavirus cases. Authorities are also reopening a temporary COVID-19 treatment hall near the city's airport. On Tuesday, Hong Kong reported 80 new coronavirus cases, taking the total since late January to 5,782 COVID-19 infections and 108 deaths.
Compass, the world's largest catering company, has posted a nearly 70% drop in operating profits for the full year to September 30. The company completed a £2 billion cash raise in June to help it see out the pandemic using London Stock Exchange Group-backed fintech platform Primary Bid, in a major opportunity for small investors. Chief executive Dominic Blakemore said that he is confident the company can restore operating margins to above 7% “and get back to industry-leading performance, and that is before we fully restore the volumes we enjoyed pre-Covid”.
British director Tristram Shapeero has revealed himself to be the director at the centre of a buttock-clenchingly awkward unmute incident which has gone viral.
China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all.” “People of all ethnic groups enjoy the full rights of survival, development, and freedom of religious belief," Zhao said at a daily briefing.
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On the doorstep of a terraced house in northern England, virus hunter Colin Hutchinson came face-to-face with the new wave of COVID-19, and the obstacles to slowing its spread. A retired surgeon, Hutchinson is part of a local team of "contact tracers" in Halifax, Yorkshire, that aims to reach infected people before they infect others.
A truck crashed into an apartment building at a complex in Austin, Texas, on November 22, after going airborne for about 50 feet, the Austin Fire Department said.Firefighters said the truck lost control after failing to negotiate a 90-degree turn. One occupant suffered life-threatening injuries, while the two other people in the vehicle fled, officials said.No residents were injured, the department said. They estimated about $20,000 of damage was done to the building. Credit: Austin Fire Department via Storyful
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Strict social distancing measures were in place in Miami on November 23 as a local charity distributed food parcels ahead of Thanksgiving.Video by the Share Your Heart organization shows parcels being placed directly into cars as they pass through Goulds Park in Miami.CBS Miami said the coronavirus pandemic has led to an unusually high demand for food, leading to long lines at half a dozen food distribution sites across Miami on Monday. Credit: Share Your Heart via Storyful
Two of Charles Darwin's notebooks containing his pioneering ideas on evolution and his famous "Tree of Life" sketch are missing, believed stolen, the Cambridge University Library said on Tuesday.
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U.K.-based international television distributors are pressing on with London Screenings in 2021, with a virtual event planned around the digital BBC Studios Showcase. The annual week of distributor events known as London Screenings has casually formed in recent years around the back of the BBC showcase in Liverpool, when the production and distribution powerhouse shows […]