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Mekelle hospitals struggling to care for wounded: ICRC

Red Cross warns of influx of trauma patients, says supplies running dangerously low as UN calls for humanitarian access.

Iranian nuclear scientist's killing will make negotiating deal with Tehran 'much more challenging' for Biden, Navy admiral says

Iran considers barring access to nuclear sites in response to assassination of top scientist

More Australians want an Indigenous voice protected in constitution, survey suggests

Report also finds an increase in racial prejudice and an increase in the number of people who believe ‘Australia is a racist country’ A growing number of Australians believe it is important to protect an Indigenous voice in the constitution so it can’t be removed by future governments, according to the latest two-year survey of attitudes to reconciliation.The Reconciliation Barometer 2020 found that 81% of the general community (up from 77% in 2018) and 88% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (up from 86% in 2018) support a constitutionally-enshrined representative Indigenous body.

Papa Douba Diop, Senegal's World Cup hero and FA Cup winner, dies aged 42

Former midfielder dies after reportedly suffering long illnessDiop played for Fulham and Portsmouth after 2002 heroicsPapa Bouba Diop, the former Senegal midfielder who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup against France, has died at the age of 42. Fifa, football’s world governing body, posted a tribute to Diop on Twitter. “Fifa is saddened to learn of the passing of Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop,” Sunday’s statement read. “Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero.”

1 inmate dead, 3 wounded in Sri Lanka prison riot

Officials say at least one inmate has been killed and three others injured when inmates clashed with prison officers Sunday at a facility on the outskirt of the capital Colombo

Reporting on a shambolic American election

The way foreign correspondents reported on the US elections shows just how much language matters.

NHS to enlist 'sensible' celebrities to persuade people to take coronavirus vaccine

Exclusive: People who are ‘known and loved’ will front campaign amid fears of low take-upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS bosses plan to enlist celebrities and “influencers” with big social media followings in a major campaign to persuade people to have a Covid vaccine amid fears of low take-up.Ministers and NHS England are drawing up a list of “very sensible” famous faces in the hope that their advice to get immunised would be widely trusted, the Guardian has learned.

Baby ‘born with antibodies’ after mum caught coronavirus while pregnant

A WOMAN has given birth to a baby with Covid antibodies after she became infected during the early stages of pregnancy. Celine Ng-Chan, 31, from Singapore, was struck down with the coronavirus in March before her son was born on November 7. Medics say all her antibodies have disappeared while her newborn, named Aldrin, is

Brit Instagram prankster detained by Spanish cops after ‘pushing BMW into river at Marbella beauty spot’

AN Instagram prankster has been arrested after pushing a flash BMW into a river in Marbella. The Brit – named only as RT in police documents – was charged with a slew of offences, including crimes against road safety. Police shopped him after dredging the BMW from the Guadaiza River in the Spanish municipality, which

Hungarian commissioner retracts comparing George Soros to Hitler

Comments by Szilard Demeter drew outrage from Hungary’s Jewish community and led to calls for his dismissal.

Panic as Indonesian volcano erupts, sending ash & smoke into the air (VIDEO)
Panic as Indonesian volcano erupts, sending ash & smoke into the air (VIDEO)

The eruption of one of Indonesia’s most dangerous volcanoes has caused panic and the evacuation of almost 2,800 people, with authorities warning nearby areas may be affected by “hot clouds, lava avala...

4 French officers indicted, 3 placed on pre-trial detention after black music producer brutally beaten in Paris
4 French officers indicted, 3 placed on pre-trial detention after black music producer brutally beaten in Paris

The Paris prosecutor’s office has announced the indictment of the cops accused of beating black music producer Michel Zecler. Three of the four officers will remain detained before trial.

UK stocks up on vaccines, hopes to start virus shots in days

Iran to give a ‘calculated and decisive’ response to killing of scientist : official
Iran to give a ‘calculated and decisive’ response to killing of scientist : official

Fakhrizadeh, long suspected by Western and Israeli government of masterminding a secret nuclear weapons program, was ambushed on a highway near Tehran on Friday and gunned down in his car.

Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ of COVID-19 in coming weeks

The top infectious disease expert in the United States says he expects a spike following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Paris prosecutor calls for arrest of police who beat up black music producer

The Paris public prosecutor's office has called for the arrest of three police officers, accused of beating a black music producer during a violent arrest

New York City to Reopen Schools as COVID-19 Spread Intensifies

The announcement marks a major policy reversal for the nation's largest school system

Trump claims world leaders are calling to say how 'messed up' the U.S. election was despite most congratulating Biden

Wisconsin recount confirms Joe Biden victory over Donald Trump

Second Wisconsin county finishes recount, confirming that Biden beat Trump by more than 20,000 votes in the US state.

Palestinian rights and the IHRA definition of antisemitism | Letter

A group of 123 Palestinian and Arab academics, journalists and intellectuals express their concerns about the IHRA definitionWe, the undersigned Palestinian and Arab academics, journalists and intellectuals are hereby stating our views regarding the definition of antisemitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), and the way this definition has been applied, interpreted and deployed in several countries of Europe and North America.In recent years, the fight against antisemitism has been increasingly instrumentalised by the Israeli government and its supporters in an effor...

Stonehenge tunnel will square the circle | Letter

Criticism of the A303 tunnel beneath the Stonehenge world heritage site is rejected by Kate Mavor, Hilary McGrady and Duncan Wilson of English Heritage, the National Trust, and Historic EnglandThe Council for British Archaeology is quite right that Stonehenge is much more than the ancient, iconic stones (Letters, 24 November). The current road severs this world heritage site and hampers access to hundreds of other prehistoric monuments across the site. That is why we want to see the road placed in a deep tunnel, well below the level of any archaeology.The long-term benefits to the public, hist...

Reporting on wealth: ‘The virus isn't a leveller. It has made the rich richer’

Four years in to the newly created role of wealth correspondent, Rupert Neate explains how the lives of millionaires affect us allIn my reporting, I’ve been interested in how the hobbies and lifestyles of the super-rich affect everyone who isn’t well-off. I wrote an investigative piece on superyachts, and how their billionaire owners often spend £200m or more on what is essentially a floating palace on the ocean, but staffed by people who are entirely unsupported, working up to 24 hours a day.

Russian rapper Basta denies wrongdoing after footage of packed concert venue sparks Covid-19 fears (VIDEO)
Russian rapper Basta denies wrongdoing after footage of packed concert venue sparks Covid-19 fears (VIDEO)

It might look like a typical pre-pandemic Friday night, but footage of a packed concert in St. Petersburg has raised concerns online over the risk of rising Covid-19 transmission in Russia.

Maradona's death investigated as personal physician's office searched
Maradona's death investigated as personal physician's office searched

Searches have been carried out at the home and office of Diego Maradona's doctor as part of an investigation into the football legend's death.

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

NYC to reopen schools, even as virus spread intensifies

New York City will reopen its school system to in-person learning, and increase the number of days a week many children attend class, even as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday.

Over 300 detained in Belarus during anti-government protests

A human rights group in Belarus says over 300 people have been detained during Sunday protests against the country's authoritarian president, who won his sixth term in office in a vote widely seen as rigged.

More than 100 protesters detained by Belarus forces at ‘march of neighbors’
More than 100 protesters detained by Belarus forces at ‘march of neighbors’

Belarusian security forces detained more than 100 protesters on Sunday at rallies in Minsk the opposition had billed as "the march of neighbors," a rights group reported and videos on local social med...

Singaporean baby born with coronavirus antibodies after mom’s pregnancy infection
Singaporean baby born with coronavirus antibodies after mom’s pregnancy infection

The World Health Organization says it is not yet known whether a pregnant woman with coronavirus can pass the virus to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery.

Fauci says Christmas and New Year’s restrictions will be necessary due to holiday coronavirus wave

As the U.S. heads into a difficult period of the pandemic, Fauci urged Americans to take virus mitigation steps "short of locking down."

OPEC alliance considers delay to its output hike, but faces a U.S. shale industry 'itching to drill again'

A planned 2 million bpd January production ramp-up looks set to be delayed, according to market consensus.

Is former Elite boss Gérald Marie the Harvey Weinstein of the fashion industry?

Wendy Walsh was 17 when she moved to Paris to be a model. Within weeks of arriving, Walsh alleges, she was raped by Gérald Marie. She is one of 16 women who have spoken to the investigative reporter Lucy Osborne, who has spent the past year looking into whether Marie was a sexual predatorWhen Wendy Walsh moved to Paris in 1980 to work as a model, she was excited about what the future held for her. But within weeks, she alleges, the former Elite Models boss Gérald Marie had raped her. Walsh is one of 16 women who have made sexual misconduct allegations against Marie, who for three decades was o...

Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

Protestors and police clash in Belarus days after embattled President Lukashenko promises he’ll stand down… but not yet
Protestors and police clash in Belarus days after embattled President Lukashenko promises he’ll stand down… but not yet

Thousands of protestors have again taken to the streets in Belarus, days after the country’s president pledged he would resign once a new constitution is in place.

Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist
Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An opinion piece published Sunday by a hard-line Iranian newspaper urged Iran to attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of the scientist who founde...

Montenegro's incoming PM slams expulsion of Serbian diplomat
Montenegro's incoming PM slams expulsion of Serbian diplomat

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) - Montenegro’s prime minister-designate on Sunday protested the outgoing government’s decision to expel the Serbian ambassador from the small Balkan country just days before...

U.S. election: Trump says he doubts whether Supreme Court will hear election cases
U.S. election: Trump says he doubts whether Supreme Court will hear election cases

"The problem is it's hard to get it to the Supreme Court," Trump said in a telephone interview with Fox News.

Plan to boost Swiss firms’ global liability fails in referendum

Switzerland rejects extending corporate liability over rights abuses and environmental harm caused abroad.

Brazil polls open in municipal runoff elections

The elections include races for mayor of Brazil's two largest cities and come as the coronavirus continues to rage.

Mystery metal monolith vanishes from Utah desert

Metal structure that prompted multiple theories about how it came to be was removed by ‘an unknown party’, officials sayThe tall, shiny, metal structure, now famously known as a “monolith” was discovered in Utah last week, and had prompted multiple theories about how it had come to be there ranging from TV show set leftover, to art work, to aliens. Related: Theories abound over mystery metal monolith found in Utah

Transcript: David Beasley on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with David Beasley, Executive Director for the UN World Food Programme, that aired Sunday, November 29, 2020, on "Face the Nation."

How a London tailor uses a robot to measure customers remotely

A Saville Row tailor is using 21st-century technology at its 117-year-old business to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and reach customers abroad

Western scientists divided over Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V as developers aim to make ONE BILLION doses in 2021
Western scientists divided over Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V as developers aim to make ONE BILLION doses in 2021

Experts and world leaders continue to have conflicting opinions on Russia’s pioneering Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, as the country moves closer to delivering a mass immunization program at home and...

Dominic Raab warns UK at risk of third wave of coronavirus – video

The UK is at risk of a third wave of Covid-19 in the new year if the right balance is not struck on restrictions, Dominic Raab has told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show. The foreign secretary also refused to rule out the prospect of a third nationwide lockdown next year. The Commons will vote on Tuesday on whether to approve the three-tier system replacing the national lockdownEngland at risk of third Covid wave in new year, says Raab

Thai protesters march to royal guard barracks in Bangkok

Pro-democracy rallies have raised pressure on Thailand’s royalty and military in past weekThousands of protesters marched to a barracks belonging to Thailand’s royal guards in Bangkok on Sunday, demanding that King Maha Vajiralongkorn give up control of some army regiments, the latest show of defiance against the country’s powerful monarchy and the military.The protest comes after days of rallies in the Thai capital, where a student-led pro-democracy movement that emerged in July has intensified pressure on the establishment. Over recent months, demonstrators have shaken the country by critici...

Manhunt launched for Tigray leaders, say Ethiopian officials

Humanitarian workers say hospitals struggling to treat hundreds wounded in Mekelle Ethiopian officials say police and soldiers have launched a manhunt for the leaders of the ruling party in Tigray, a day after announcing federal troops had taken over the capital of the restive northern region and military operations were complete.Humanitarian workers said the city of Mekelle, which fell to federal forces with almost no resistance on Saturday, was quiet but that hospitals were struggling to treat hundreds of injured.

Fauci: US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead

A fight broke out between lawmakers. Pig guts were thrown

Lawmakers in Taiwan threw pig intestines and punches at each other as a brawl broke out in parliament over a proposal to ease restrictions on pork imports from the United States.

Dr. Fauci Says U.S. May See ‘Surge Upon Surge’ of COVID-19 in Weeks Ahead

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States topped 200,000 for the first time Friday