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Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with “COVID tested” flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, Rome's main airport said Thursday. ADR, which operates Leonardo da Vinci Airport, said that similar “COVID tested” corridors were also expected to be approved for flights between the airport and the German cities of Munich and Frankfurt. An ADR statement said that pending approval from Italy’s transport, health and foreign ministries, starting sometime in December passengers coming from New York, Newark or Atlanta airports wouldn’t have to quarantine if they test negative for the coronavirus within 48 hours of departure and also upon arrival in Rome.
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Ireland's cabinet will be asked on Friday to approve the reopening of restaurants and pubs that serve food from Dec. 7, a week after non-essential retailers will be allowed open their doors again, a number of local media outlets reported. Ireland became one of first European countries to reimpose tough COVID-19 constraints on Oct. 21 when the government shut all non-essential retail and limited pubs and restaurants to takeaway service under its highest level of COVID-19 curbs. Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday that retailers currently constrained to click-and-collect services would be the first to reopen when the restrictions are lifted on Dec. 1.
The New Zealand and West Indies cricket teams will both take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before their Twenty20 match at Eden Park in Auckland later on Friday, New Zealand captain Tim Southee has said. Both teams met on Thursday to discuss how they would recognise the anti-racism movement after the West Indies knelt to show their support before their matches in England this year. "We agreed we will support West Indies and will take a knee after the umpires call play," Southee said.
KUCHING, Nov 27 ― Selangau MP Baru Bian asserted today that the Opposition should have forced a bloc voting on the principle that the federal Budget 2021 is not comprehensive and that the Perikatan...
A British-Australian academic who was freed from Iranian jail on Thursday was detained in 2018 on espionage charges after authorities there found her partner was an Israeli citizen, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was released from prison in exchange for three Iranians who had been detained abroad, Iran's state broadcaster IRIB reported. Australia and Iran took more than six months to come to an agreement for a prisoner-swap deal for Moore-Gilbert, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the Sydney Morning Herald said, citing unidentified sources.
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New Zealand captain Sam Cane has sensed an edge and some "grumpiness" in his side as they prepared for their Tri-Nations clash with Argentina but echoed coach Ian Foster's warning not to let emotions spill over in Newcastle on Saturday. The All Blacks' discipline has let them down across the Tri-Nations, leading to unnecessary penalties or having referees reverse penalty decisions when players retaliated for what they considered off-the-ball tactics. Cane's side have lost their last two matches in the competition, including a historic first defeat by the Pumas, and are seeking to avoid becoming the first All Blacks side since 1998 to lose three successive tests.
AstraZeneca is working with regulators to investigate a lower dosage of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine that performed better than a full dosage. That’s according to a spokesman for the company, who made the statement after its CEO was quoted as saying an additional global trial was likely - instead of adding the trial to an ongoing U.S. process. Asked about a Bloomberg report which quoted CEO Pascal Soriot, an AstraZeneca spokesman said : "As we communicated earlier this week, there is strong merit in continuing to further investigate the half-dose/full dose regimen." News of a likely additional trial comes as AstraZeneca faces questions about its success rate that some experts say could harm its chances of getting speedy U.S. and EU approval. Several scientists have cast doubts on results released Monday showing the experimental vaccine was 90% effective in a sub-group of trial participants who, by error initially, received a half dose followed by a full dose. AstraZeneca told Reuters earlier on Thursday that administering of the half dose had been reviewed and approved by independent monitors and the UK regulator. Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may take longer though because the agency is unlikely to approve the vaccine based on studies carried out elsewhere, according to Soriot, especially given the questions over the results.
Donald Trump admitted it was a "very hard thing to concede" electoral defeat but committed to leaving the White House if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, the Democrat president-elect as he attended a Thanksgiving event on Thursday. "It's going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud," Mr Trump said, refusing to say whether he would attend Mr Biden's inauguration in January. In the nearest he has come to a concession, Mr Trump said he would leave the White House if Mr Biden is certified the election winner by the Electoral College - the process by which presidents are elected - on December 14. However, Mr Trump appeared to suggest he still held hopes of retaining the presidency. Asked about his plans for his last Thanksgiving in the White House, the president told reporters that the occasion might be the “first one of a second term”. The president added there were "a lot of things happening between now and January 20th [inauguration day]" and the election results have a "long way" to go. "I know one thing Joe Biden did not get 80 million votes," he said. "The only way he got 80 million votes is through massive fraud." During his annual Thanksgiving call with US troops overseas, Mr Trump also claimed the US will begin delivering Covid-19 vaccines "next week and the week after" as he insisted the country had "rounded the curve" on the pandemic. "We are rounding the curve [on the virus]. The vaccines are being delivered - literally it will start next week and the week after," he said during his address. Mr Trump suggested that medical workers, other frontline staff and elderly people would be the first to receive the vaccinations. It is unclear which vaccine Mr Trump was referencing, or whether he was referring to a specific federal government policy for a vaccine distribution. Two US companies, Moderna and Pfizer, have so far announced that their vaccines are effective at protecting people against coronavirus. Earlier this week US government officials said the administration planned to distribute around 6.4 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine to Americans as soon as the jab received emergency approval from the federal government, expected to be around mid-December. Officials say that by the end of the year they expect to have enough doses of vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna to vaccinate around 20 million people. However, it is likely to be April before the vaccines are distributed to the wider American public. In his address on Thursday, Mr Trump praised the speed with which a vaccination had been created, saying "two companies already announced [successful vaccines]" adding that several others were "coming up soon". "Some people have called it a medical miracle," the president said adding that the hunt for a vaccination "could have taken four or five years".
Australia's second-largest state, once the country's COVID-19 hotspot, said on Friday it has gone 28 days without detecting any new infections, a benchmark widely cited as eliminating the virus from the community. The state also has zero active cases after the last COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital this week, a far cry from August when Victoria recorded more than 700 cases in one day and active infections totalled nearly 8,000. The spread of the virus was only contained after a lockdown lasting more than 100 days, leaving some 5 million people in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, largely confined to their homes.
Arteta's side might be struggling in the Premier League but they are 100% in Group B of the Europa League, making them one of only two teams to have won their opening four games. The other is Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim who beat Slovan Liberec 2-0 away to qualify from Group L. On a hectic night of action across the continent there were many tributes to Argentine great Diego Maradona whose death rocked the soccer world on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states led to his election defeat, and said he'll go to Georgia to rally supporters ahead of two Senate runoff elections. “This has a long way to go,” Trump said on Thanksgiving evening, despite the fact that President-elect Joe Biden won the election. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House after speaking with U.S. military leaders overseas.
Indian arthouse filmmaker Pushpendra Singh's latest effort, feminist fable "The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs" (Laila Aur Satt Geet) is bowing at the Singapore International Film Festival after plaudits at Berlin, Hong Kong and Jeonju. The film, based on renowned Rajasthani writer Vidaydan Detha's story of a woman discarding all identities society wants to impose […]
Fanny Chotimah's Indonesian documentary "You and I," which won the Asian Perspective Award at Korea's DMZ Docs Festival, is one of the highlights of the Singapore International Film Festival's Asian Vision strand. The film tells the story of the friendship between Kaminah and Kusdalini, which existed for more than 50 years since they met as […]
Napoli honoured the memory of Diego Maradona with a 2-0 win over Rijeka which allowed them to go top of Europa League Group F in the first match since the death their Argentine icon.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. In the nearest he has come to a concession, Republican Trump said if Biden is certified the election winner by the Electoral College he will depart the White House. Biden is due to be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
This year we've spent more time at home than ever before, which means there's never been a better moment to treat yourself to a binge-worthy TV bundle to be enjoyed from the sofa. And there's good news. The Black Friday sales for 2020 have a long list of price reductions, and Sky's broadband, mobiles and TV products are no exception. Whether you're after one of the most sought-after iPhones or a premium sports package, eager shoppers have an array of choices at their fingertips. If you're in the market for something new, here are all the best Sky Black Friday deals. Best Sky TV and broadband deals 1. Superfast Broadband & Sky TV Was £62 per month, now £39 per month Take your pick from over 300 channels on Sky TV, as well as Sky Box Sets, with this deal. As well as having access to these channels, you’ll also get Superfast Broadband thrown into the deal. At 59Mbps (megabits per second), this will be speedy enough for most households. Alternatively, if you were just looking to upgrade your broadband, Sky is offering its Superfast Broadband on its own for just £25 a month (down from £27). Buy now 2. Superfast Broadband, Sky TV and Sky Sports Was £92 per month, now £54 per month Part of the main selling point of Sky is its Sky Sports channel, and, as Premier League games are back post-lockdown, there has never been a better time to upgrade your package. This deal, which has a 41 per cent discount in the Black Friday sales, also includes access to Sky TV channels and Superfast 59Mbps broadband. Buy now 3. Superfast Broadband and Big Bundle Was £138 per month, now £80.50 per month
Nicola Sturgeon’s most trusted minister faces losing his job over his refusal to hand over secret documents about the Alex Salmond affair, after it emerged pro-independence MSPs are considering forcing his resignation. A no confidence vote in John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister, could be lodged as early as next week if opposition politicians conclude he will not publish legal advice received by the Scottish Government about a judicial review launched by Mr Salmond which ended up costing taxpayers more than £500,000. Crucially, the Scottish Greens, who often back the SNP in crunch votes, are understood to be open to supporting a no confidence motion on the basis that Mr Swinney’s actions are obstructing legitimate parliamentary scrutiny. A majority of MSPs voted for a second time this week for the government to publish the legal advice it received about a legal challenge brought by Mr Salmond, in which he disputed the legality of a civil service probe into sexual harassment complaints against him.
A seven-year-old girl was killed on Mother's Day as she scooted towards her mum, who was jogging in the park, a court has heard. Emily Jones had gone to Queen’s Park in Bolton with her father Mark Jones on Mother’s Day earlier this year when she had spotted her mum, Sarah Barnes, jogging ahead of them, a jury at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester was told. Seven-year-old Emily had been on her scooter at the time and called out to her mother, who was unable to hear her, when a stranger got up from a bench and slit her throat with a craft knife. Eltiona Skana, 30, originally from Albania, is appearing at the hearing by video link from Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire. She has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on March 22, on the grounds of diminished responsibility, a partial defence to murder. Michael Brady QC, opening the case for the prosecution, said at around 2.15pm that day Emily's father took her to the park on her scooter. Emily's parents were no longer together but remained on good terms and as was usual, their daughter spent Sundays with her father and they agreed to meet up later at the park. Mr Brady said that when Emily saw her mother running in the park, she said, "Daddy, daddy, I want to go to mum." Her father consented and she scooted off, then as his daughter drew level with the park bench he saw Skana, stand up and move towards Emily. "Also in the park was Eltiona Skana. "She was alone on a bench armed with a craft knife, which she had taken from a pack of three that she had bought earlier that day from a shop in Bolton town centre. "Emily, oblivious of the defendant, had seen her mother running in the distance and was scooting towards her, some yards ahead of her father. "As she scooted along, she was heard to call out to her mother who was unable to hear her because of the distance between them and the fact that Ms Barnes had her headphones on. "Emily's path towards her mum took her past the defendant who, as Emily scooted by, grabbed her and in one movement slit her throat with the craft knife and then threw her to the ground." Mr Brady said there had been “no interaction between Emily and the defendant” and that the wound was “unsurvivable”. Emily's father heard her cry out and thought she had fallen off her scooter. He then heard a woman shout, "She's been stabbed" and saw Skana run away. Mr Brady told the jury: "He cradled Emily from behind and shouted for help.” Meanwhile, Tony Canty and his wife Lynsey, out for a walk in the park with their baby daughter Laurel, had seen Skana manhandling Emily. Mr Canty handed over the baby to his wife and ran after the defendant. He brought her to the ground and straddled her until police arrived. Emily's parents then waited with her while the paramedics tried to save her life. She was rushed by air ambulance to Salford Royal Hospital but Emily had gone into cardiac arrest and with her mother at her bedside she was pronounced dead at 3.56pm. In a statement read to the jury, Emily's father said: "I do not know why this happened. Emily was simply riding her scooter to her mum. I simply can't explain it." After her arrest, Skana was assessed, telling the on-call psychiatrist, "I know I'm a paranoid schizophrenic" and she was detained under the Mental Health Act. Skana was moved to the high-security hospital at Rampton where she told a nurse: “It was premeditated, I waited in a park and picked my victim, I did what I did, then tried to run away.” She also told medics she was "perfectly normal" before coming to the UK and claiming asylum in 2014. Mr Brady said although it is accepted the defendant does have, and has had, mental health difficulties for a number of years, it is for the jury to decide whether this is a case of murder rather than manslaughter. The trial was adjourned until Friday morning.