Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers cruised to the 100 metres freestyle title at Australia's national championships on Friday in a boost to his preparations for his title defence at Tokyo. On the comeback trail from injury, Chalmers posted a time of 48.04 seconds on the Gold Coast, the year's second-fastest time behind Hungarian Kristof Milak's 48.00 in March. Chalmers said he had hoped to break the 48-seconds mark but was satisfied with the swim in just his second meet back since shoulder surgery.
Jet, a six-year-old police dog, was hit by a train while chasing burglars in Yate, Gloucestershire, and later had to be put to sleep.
Cleese said he was sorry for 'any distress' caused.
Britain's ambassador to Moscow arrived at the Russian foreign ministry for talks on Friday after London summoned the Russian ambassador, the RIA news agency reported, amid a further deterioration in bilateral ties. Britain's foreign ministry said on Thurday it had summoned Russia's envoy to express its concern about "malign behaviour" by Moscow and to show London's support for actions announced earlier in the day by U.S. President Joe Biden.
Think tank New Financial said the figures were 'sobering' for the UK.
The Pakistan government on Friday ordered an hours-long shut down of social media and instant messaging platforms after days of violent anti-France protests.
GENEVA (Reuters) -The number of new COVID-19 cases per week has nearly doubled globally over the past two months, approaching the highest rate seen so far during the pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "Cases and deaths are continuing to increase at worrying rates," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing focused on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the western Pacific region. He said he was very worried about the potential for a much larger epidemic in PNG, and it was vital the country received more COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible.
With lockdown restrictions easing, there are some people who would prefer things to stay exactly as they are.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — A virtual run will be held from May 23 to June 23 in conjunction with the International AIDS Memorial Day. Organised by the Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) with condom...
It's a banner week for new movies on streaming platforms, with two huge awards contenders arriving online.
Stacey Baigan, 40, said her daughter Leonie, 20, took her own life after struggling with her mental health during lockdown.
When Namibian Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado decided to start a family, they did not realise how difficult it would be. The same-sex couple are battling to obtain Namibian citizenship for their 2-year-old son, while their one-month-old twin daughters are stuck in South Africa because Namibian authorities want Lühl to show genetic proof he is the father before providing them with travel documents. Lühl said that while the couple - married in South Africa - never experienced any discrimination in Namibia, their predicament began after their son was born in 2019 via a surrogate in South Africa.
What’s new is that the gig economy—steering more into delivery—is joining the competition for labor, and increasingly so over the course of the pandemic. Consider DoorDash, the food delivery company. Data from ZipRecruiter shows that the number of job postings for DoorDash in March 2021 was 8,550% higher than in March 2020.
The move saw Bitcoin's price fall over 3% to $61,379 (£44,670) in morning trade in London.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged lawmakers on Friday to approve new powers that would allow her to force coronavirus lockdowns and curfews on areas with high infection rates, saying a majority of Germans were in favour of stricter measures. "The third wave of the pandemic has our country firmly in its grip," said Merkel, whose speech in parliament was interrupted by heckling from lawmakers of the far-right Alternative for Germany party opposed to lockdowns. The imposition of curfews and granting the federal government powers to force them on Germany's 16 states has also drawn criticism from within Merkel's conservative bloc, which opinion polls suggest will suffer their worst ever result in a September national election.
Myanmar’s coup has opened an unexpected window of opportunity for the various ethnic rebel outfits, which have no loyalty to either the junta or to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but could together pose a threat to the army's rule.
At least eight people were killed and multiple others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late on April 15, police said.This footage, posted to Twitter, shows emergency service vehicles outside the building, which is near Indianapolis International Airport.Police said they encountered an “active shooter” after responding to reports of shots fired just after 11 pm on Thursday.Eight people were found dead at the scene and multiple others were taken to or transported themselves to various hospitals, police said.The suspect was believed to have taken his own life at the scene, according to police information.In a statement, FedEx said it was “aware of the tragic shooting.”“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those affected,” the company said. Credit: @SeminoleIndy via Storyful
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (16 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,769.
Sweden will ease restrictions on those, mostly elderly, citizens who have had at least one vaccination shot against COVID-19, the Public Health Agency said on Friday. Around one fifth of Swedes have been vaccinated, including almost all those living in care homes for the elderly, and vaccinations are gradually being expanded to people in their 60s. "Now it is okay for a vaccinated grandmother to hug her grandchildren," Public Health Agency chief Johan Carlson told reporters.
Stuff said https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/black-caps/300279224/first-black-caps-set-to-be-covid19-vaccinated-this-weekend on Friday both the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had confirmed the report. Reuters has requested comment from NZC. The New Zealand government said last month it would allow athletes to jump the queue in the country's vaccine rollout to allow them to participate in events of "national significance".