Manama [Bahrain], December 2 (ANI): Jack Aitken will be making his Formula 1 race debut this weekend as he was named as a replacement for George Russell at Williams for the upcoming Sakhir Grand Prix.
Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday the killing of scores of farmers and villagers in northeast Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants as a "terroristic massacre" that offended the name of God. Francis spoke of Saturday's attack during his weekly general audience, held virtually from his library in the Vatican because of the coronavirus pandemic. "I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, which unfortunately once again has been bloodied by a terroristic massacre," the pope said.
Undeterred by the harsh winter of India's capital, its toxic air and surging coronavirus cases, Sukhbinder Singh is among tens of thousands of farmers camped out in protest on the city's outskirts, along with tractors, trailers, SUVs and food trucks. The farmers say they have enough flour, potatoes and other provisions to stay put for six months if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not meet their demand: a repeal of new laws that he has described as the biggest farm reforms in the country in decades and trade analysts have hailed as a booster shot for the world food market. The sea of unmasked people at the heavily barricaded protest site on the main highway into northern Delhi is the biggest challenge Modi has faced from India's politically powerful farmers since he took office six years ago, and is a chink in his otherwise immense personal popularity.
Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, will drive in Formula One for the first time with Haas next season, the team announced on Wednesday, leaving their new recruit "emotionally exploding" at the realisation of a dream.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) will rename its tournament categories from next season to align with the men's ATP, a sign of further collaboration between the tours following a season that was severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global health crisis decimated the 2020 tennis calendar and prompted calls for a merger of the governing bodies, a suggestion that was well received by both the WTA and ATP. The women's tour has comprised of five tiers -- Premier Mandatory, Premier 5, Premier, International and $125K events, while the ATP has Masters 1000, 500, and 250-level tournaments.
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From a twisty cabin-in-the-woods to a brutal Basque fairytale and a musical combining flamenco and vampires, Ventana Sur’s “Window Within the Blood Window” has unveiled a broad church of genre projects from Spain. Designed to flag up five of the top Spanish projects in development, the new Bloody Cinema session was curated by the ICAA’s […]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences moved the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to April 25, 2021, so that theaters would be open again in the spring, which will allow more films to compete in the awards, the report said. "The Oscars in-person telecast will happen," Variety https://variety.com/2020/film/news/oscars-in-person-show-will-happen-2021-1234843255 reported on Tuesday, citing a representative from the Academy. The Academy Awards are traditionally held at the 3,400-seater Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
'A scotch egg that is served as a substantial meal, that is a substantial meal’
Doha [Qatar], December 2 (ANI): The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) on Wednesday announced that the inauguration of the stadium located in Al Rayyan will take place on December 18, which is also the Qatar National Day, exactly two years before the country hosts the FIFA World Cup final.
Global streaming platform Starz formally launched its direct-to-consumer OTT app Lionsgate Play in India on Wednesday, after a Beta launch in early November. The service will cost INR699 ($9.50) annually, or INR99 ($1.35) monthly. The app is available to download across a range of platforms and devices including Google Play store, Apple app store and […]
A US federal judge has struck down the Trump administration's October move to make changes to the H-1B visa programme that would have made it harder for the millions of existing holders to live and work in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — The National Security Council (NSC) announced today that a total of 21 investigation papers have been opened under the Workers Standard of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 to...
The result was announced in the chamber as 291 votes to 78, majority 213.
China on Wednesday rejected U.S. accusations it is weakening its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, but said more efforts are needed toward reaching a political settlement and greater attention should be paid to the impact of the sanctions on ordinary North Koreans. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying was responding to comments by the State Department’s deputy envoy for North Korean affairs, Alex Wong, in which he said China was no longer even attempting to enforce many of the sanctions, including a requirement to expel North Korean contract workers.
England captain Harry Kane says Premier League players should carry on taking the knee in support of the fight against racial injustice, using their profile to raise awareness of the issue.
Loungers, the operator of the Lounge and Cosy Club café-bar chains, today reported a 33% drop in revenues as its chief executive said the company has been saved from the pandemic's worst impacts by its suburban and market town base. In Loungers' results statement, chief executive Nick Collins labelled the Tiers restrictions "bewildering" and "unfair" and said the Government's "ill-thought through policies... have brought much of our industry to its knees".
The European Union's drug regulator said on Wednesday that its longer approval process for COVID-19 vaccines was safer, after Britain granted an emergency authorisation to the experimental shot being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Asked about the UK approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the European Medicines Agency said: "EMA considers that the conditional marketing authorisation is the most appropriate regulatory mechanism for use in the current pandemic emergency."
The United Nations says it and Ethiopia's government have signed a deal to allow "unimpeded" humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray region, at least the parts now under federal government control, after the prime minister's declaration of victory in the deadly conflict over the weekend. The deal will allow the first aid into the region of 6 million people that has been cut off during fighting that began a month ago between the federal and Tigray regional governments. Each regards the other as illegal in a power struggle that has been months in the making. For weeks, the U.N. and others have pleaded for aid access amid reports of food, medicines and other supplies running out for millions of people. A U.N. humanitarian spokesman, Saviano Abreu, said the first mission to carry out a needs assessment begins Wednesday after the agreement was signed this week. "We are of course working to make sure assistance will be provided in the whole region and for every single person who needs it," he said. The U.N. and partners are committed to engaging with "all parties to the conflict to ensure that humanitarian action in Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions be strictly based on needs and carried out in compliance with the globally agreed upon principles of humanity, impartiality, independence and neutrality." For weeks, aid-laden trucks have been blocked at Tigray's borders, and the U.N. and other humanitarian groups were increasingly anxious to get unfettered, neutral access to Tigray as hunger grows and hospitals run out of basic supplies like gloves and body bags. "We literally have staff reaching out to us to say they have no food for their children," one humanitarian worker told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
The Interpol global police co-ordination agency warned on Wednesday that organised criminal networks could be targeting COVID-19 vaccines, and could look to sell fake shots. Interpol, which is headquartered in France, said it had issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries, warning them to prepare for organised crime networks targeting COVID-19 vaccines, both physically and online.