The US president can't make mandate vaccines—but they can find ways to incentivize states to do so.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out new measures on Monday that will come into effect when England's national COVID lockdown ends on Dec. 2, returning to a toughened tiered regional approach to reflect differences in infection rates. Johnson has long said he would not prolong the national lockdown beyond Dec. 2 and has repeated his hope that people all over Britain can be with loved ones over the Christmas holidays, although he has warned it will not a normal festive season. Following are the main measures that will be put in place in England from Dec. 2.
The World Health Organization's chief scientist said on Monday it was awaiting to see the efficacy and safety of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine could be around 90% effective, giving the world's fight against the global pandemic a new weapon - cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals. The WHO's chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, said the results were "encouraging and we look forward to seeing the data as we do with other promising results of recent weeks".
Colombia will meet its 2020 target for eradicating coca - the chief ingredient in cocaine - increasing removals by 30% year-on-year to record levels, the defense ministry said on Monday. The government of President Ivan Duque, under pressure from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce coca cultivation, set out to eradicate 130,000 hectares (321,236 acres) of coca this year. The Andean country must speed up destruction of coca to stem drug-related violence, Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said, adding aerial spraying of the crops with the herbicide glyphosate - a much-derided strategy - could be useful.
Bambolim (Goa) [India], November 23 (ANI): Hyderabad FC began their Indian Super League campaign with a solitary goal win over Odisha FC, at the GMC Stadium in Goa on Monday.
Matthew López, the acclaimed playwright behind “The Inheritance,” will bring the story of legendary dramatist Tennessee Williams to the big screen for Searchlight Pictures. López will pen a feature film adaptation of the novel “Leading Men,” which centers on the "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" scribe and his longtime […]
The votes are in and counted and the giant panda born at the Washington zoo three months ago is to be named Xiao Qi Ji, or "Little Miracle," the zoo in the US capital said on Monday.
The Dukling, a traditional Chinese junk boat frequently spotted around Hong Kong's picturesque Victoria Harbour, has readjusted its tour routes to survive the coronavirus pandemic, now mainly catering to locals. Its 12 staff serve mainly foreign tourists looking to see Hong Kong's glitzy skyline from a different angle. But with the border all but shut for non-residents for roughly the past 10 months, Dukling Limited's director of business development, Charlotte Li, says foreign clients are virtually non-existent.
The northern lights over Willow, Alaska, were captured in a stunning timelapse on the evening of November 21 by local journalist Jill Burke.The display lasted for approximately an hour, according to Burke. Credit: Jill Burke via Storyful
More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name. Officials at the Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, announced Monday morning that the cub born on August 21 would be named Xiao Qi Ji, which is Mandarin Chinese for “little miracle.” In a nod to Chinese tradition, the name was not chosen until 100 days after the birth.
There is a risk that the poor and vulnerable will be trampled on in the stampede for coronavirus vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday, adding that $4.3 billion was needed urgently for a world vaccine-sharing scheme. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking at a virtual briefing in Geneva. Dozens of countries have signed up to the global vaccine plan known as COVAX, which was set up by the WHO and the GAVI vaccine group to provide vaccine doses for countries that could not otherwise afford them.
A Scottish man attempting to beautify his complexion learned the hard way how not to use a skin-care face mask on November 11, as he unintentionally waxed his eyebrows, much to his family’s amusement.Tracy Dougall captured the ordeal on film. In the footage posted to Facebook, she slowly peels the beauty product from the face of her partner, John.“John had taken it upon himself to put the mask on and came into the room very proud of himself,” she told Storyful.However, his pride quickly turned to horror upon hearing that he hadn’t used the product correctly.Dougall added, “I told him that it should only be on the top half of his face, not on any hair, and definitely not on eyebrows or on his lips.” Credit: Tracy Dougall via Storyful
With a cast like Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland, it takes a special sort of someone to stand out in the crowd. But that’s exactly what Noma Dumezweni has done in “The Undoing,” David E. Kelly's adaptation of the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel "You Should Have Known." Known mostly for work in the […]
Pubs and bars in areas placed into the “tougher” Tier 3 alert level will be able to offer takeaways and delivery only, Boris Johnson has announced. Mr Johnson said the new tiers would be tougher than their predecessors, after Government scientific advisers said the previous regime did not do enough to tackle the virus. Although the 10pm curfew for hospitality businesses will be relaxed, with last orders at that time before premises are forced to close at 11pm, the industry will face stricter rules than before.
Rugby's Autumn Nations Cup might not have quite the same allure as the Six Nations Championship but this year's tournaments do have one thing in common - a complicated set of permutations ahead of the final round of group fixtures. A month ago the calculators were out to see what England, Ireland and France needed to do to decide the Six Nations title - with England taking it on points difference - and it is a similar situation this weekend.
American team and Rapha release the latest film of their Gone Racing series
India on Monday handed a dossier to the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council about a major attack that it said militants from Pakistan had attempted in the Indian part of Kashmir last week, government officials said. The four militants, belonging to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, infiltrated into Indian Kashmir through a tunnel in the Samba area, the government said. The heavily armed men carried radio sets, a mobile phone, medicines and foods all made in Pakistan, it said.
A British man on Monday admitted almost 100 sexual offences against boys as young as four, with police suspecting he might have approached more than 5,000 children around the world to lure them into sending explicit photos of themselves. Labourer David Wilson, 36, pretended to be multiple teenage girls on Facebook and other social media to contact victims in Britain, the United States and Australia, Britain's National Crime Agency said. "He knew the anguish victims were suffering but ignored any pleas from them to stop until he got what he wanted from them," Tony Cook from the NCA said.
“When we made it we weren’t sure if anyone would want to watch it ONCE, let alone re-watch it time and time again," said Richard Curtis.
Beppe Modenese, the force behind the coalescence of Italian ready-to-wear fashion in the northern city of Milan, has died. Modenese died Saturday in the fashion capital. Dubbed “Italy’s Prime Minister of Fashion” in 1983 by Women’s Wear Daily, Modenese remained a front-row mainstay into recent seasons, maintaining the official title of honorary president of the Italian fashion council, the Italian National Fashion Chamber.
Italy reported 630 COVID 19-related deaths on Monday, rising from 562 the day before and taking the official toll since its outbreak began in February to 50,453, according to health ministry data. Italy, the first Western country to be hit by the epidemic, becomes the sixth nation in the world to surpass 50,000 deaths, and the second in Europe after Britain. The health ministry also reported 22,930 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, down from 28,337 the day before, with the fall reflecting the usual drop in the number of swabs conducted on Sundays.