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Shyamala Gopalan: The woman who inspired Kamala Harris

The tale of her rise is rooted in an audacious journey Shyamala Gopalan made more than 60 years ago.

Facebook News launches in UK following deals with publishers

Stories from the Guardian, Daily Mail, Economist and more will appear in a dedicated feedStories from news outlets including the Guardian, the Daily Mail and the Financial Times will appear in a dedicated Facebook feed from today. The UK launch of the Facebook News service is the first outside the US. In addition to already-inked deals involving the Guardian, the Economist and hundreds of local sites, Facebook on Tuesday announced new partnerships with Channel 4 News, Daily Mail Group, DC Thomson, Financial Times, Sky News and Telegraph Media Group.

Rémy Julienne, stunt driver behind ‘Italian Job’ car chase, dies at 90

He also worked on many James Bond films but said the Mini Cooper jump between two Fiat factory roofs in “The Italian Job” was his favorite stunt.

Wife stabs husband after finding pics of him having sex with ‘younger woman’ – not realising it was actually her

A RAGING wife reportedly stabbed her husband multiple times after finding pics on his phone of him having sex with “younger woman” – without realising it was actually her. The woman – identified by the Mexican authorities as ‘Leonora R’ – was arrested after cops were called to a report of domestic abuse at a

Iran's U.N. ambassador says Iran is waiting for President Biden to make the first diplomatic move

'No system is perfect': Siouxsie Wiles on New Zealand's fight against Covid complacency

The country’s most visible scientist worries Kiwis aren’t doing their bit when it comes to preventing another mass outbreakOn Christmas morning, Siouxsie Wiles got a call from her father-in-law. He he had woken up feeling fluey after attending an event a few days before.As he spoke, Wiles looked up his closest Covid-19 testing centre on her phone. “I recommend you give them a call,” she told him, “because you are not coming for Christmas dinner.”

US scientists working to upgrade Covid vaccines for variants, says Fauci

Moderna says its vaccine works against UK and South Africa variants but it is developing new form to be used as boosterUS scientists are preparing to upgrade Covid-19 vaccines to address variants of the coronavirus now circulating in the UK and South Africa, Dr Anthony Fauci said on Monday. At the same time, Moderna said that though its Covid vaccine worked against the variants, it was developing a new form to be used as a booster shot. Related: Fauci says he was the 'skunk at the picnic' in Trump's Covid team

Friar crushed by cart: bone analysis hints at causes of medieval deaths

Research from three Cambridge grave sites suggests poor people were at greatest risk of injury A friar crushed by a cart, another the victim of an attack by bandits: it sounds like the plot of a medieval mystery. But according to new research these are some of the possible misfortunes to have befallen those in centuries gone by.An analysis of bones from 314 individuals aged 12 or older, dating from around 1100 to the 1530s, and found in three different sites across Cambridge, reveals that bone fractures were common among those buried in a parish cemetery – where many ordinary workers would hav...

US House delivers Trump impeachment article to Senate

Move formally sets in motion trial against Donald Trump, accused of 'incitement of insurrection' for Capitol riot.

Multiple changes to religious gathering directions create confusion for Outremont Hasidic community
Multiple changes to religious gathering directions create confusion for Outremont Hasidic community

As of Friday, public health allowed indoor religious gatherings of up to 10 people.

Hope and fear as Somalia’s civil war turns 30

Thirty years since Somalia plunged into civil war, BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has returned to Mogadishu to see what hopes people have for peace.

Covid: The migrant helping Australia with modified masks

When Manmeet Kaur began giving away masks, she realised many people would relish a different design.

Covid vaccines: Why some countries will have to wait until 2022

How are Covid-19 vaccines being distributed across the world? As some countries start vaccinating their populations, others are being left behind.

House delivers Trump impeachment article to Senate, setting stage for trial

Former President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, where he faces a charge of incitement of insurrection, will start in about two weeks.

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Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking

Wuhan doctor: China authorities stopped me sounding alarm on Covid

Medic at heart of original outbreak tells BBC documentary staff were not allowed to wear masks despite concern about human transmissionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA doctor from the Wuhan hospital hit hardest by the Covid-19 epidemic has said he and colleagues suspected the virus was highly transmissible in early January last year, weeks before Chinese authorities admitted it, but were prevented from warning anyone.The doctor’s testimony – in a new BBC documentary on the 54 days between the first known case of coronavirus and the Wuhan lockdown – adds to mounting...

Joe Biden appears to boost vaccination goal to 1.5m Americans per day

President signs executive order to increase government purchases from manufacturers but warns of further virus deathsJoe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting that the nation could soon be vaccinating 1.5 million Americans on average per day. Related: Trump article of impeachment to be delivered to Senate soon – live

Trump impeachment trial is triggered amid fears of further unrest
Trump impeachment trial is triggered amid fears of further unrest

The article of impeachment formally charging Donald Trump with inciting insurrection before the deadly attack on the Capitol has been delivered.

Yellen to be first female US Treasury secretary

Janet Yellen confirmed as first female US Treasury secretary in Senate vote

Top Brazil court authorizes investigation of health minister

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has authorized the investigation of Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello to determine whether he is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Amazonian city Manaus

Facebook starts rolling out Facebook News to UK users and paying publishers for content

Facebook announced it will start rolling out its Facebook News product in the U.K. on Tuesday, and will pay publishers for their content.

Coronavirus live news: Biden warns deaths will pass 600,000 before US turns corner

Moderna confirms its jab works against new variants; California eases lockdown; WHO warns rich-poor vaccine divide is growingEU threatens to block vaccine exports amid AstraZeneca shortfallDutch leaders condemn ‘criminal’ clashes at lockdown protestsFrance bans certain homemade Covid masks for use in publicHealth secretary fires warning at MPs calling for England lockdown easingSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.54pm GMTHello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Helen Sullivan. You can find me on Twitter @helenrsullivan.

Top Brazil court authorizes investigation of health minister

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has authorized the investigation of Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello to determine whether he is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the Amazonian city Manaus

Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to 1.5M daily shot goal

Possibility of Iran conflict spurred U.S. military to try to expand access in Saudi Arabia

Biden tells Merkel he wants to revitalize Germany alliance

Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking

Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

The most feared ex-paramilitary commander in Colombia has returned to his home country after serving a 16-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking

Anti-lockdown RIOTS as youths loot shops, flip cars and torch buildings over Covid curfew in the Netherlands

RIOT cops fired tear gas and water canons as cars were torched and shops looted when anti-lockdown protesters went on the rampage across the Netherlands. Hundreds were arrested as police confronted mobs of missile-throwing youths who set vehicles ablaze in Eindhoven and Rotterdam and caused major unrest in the capital Amsterdam. One Dutch mayor said

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

EU threatens to impose export controls on Covid vaccines

UK government confident measures will not affect supply of Pfizer jabs

Japan stocks set for lower open; Wall Street rallies to highs again

Markets in Australia and India are closed on Tuesday for holidays.

Guatemalan families think massacre victims were migrants

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Relatives of migrants from Guatemala said Monday they believe that 13 of the 19 charred corpses found in a northern Mexico border state could be their loved ones and the country's Foreign Ministry said it was collecting DNA samples from a dozen relatives to see if ...

Janet Yellen gets Senate confirmation as first woman to lead the Treasury Department

The vote made Yellen the first female to the lead the Department, a feat she matched as chair of the Federal Reserve.

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

Parts of the market are in a bubble, but they pose low risk to the S&P 500, Goldman says

Goldman said exuberance around SPACs and companies with negative earnings are bubble-like but don't jeopardize the overall market.

Biden bans most non-U.S. citizens from South Africa, extends Europe, UK and Brazil restrictions to curb Covid

Biden bans entry of most non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and extends restrictions on most non-U.S. citizen travel from the U.K., much of Europe and Brazil.

Biden plans to replace government fleet with electric vehicles

The government is a major purchaser of vehicles. However, replacing such a fleet with EVs assembled domestically will be costly and take time.

Stock futures little changed ahead of busy day of corporate earnings

Futures contracts were nearly flat on Monday evening.

Biden hints at 1.5m jabs a day - but warns America's COVID death toll could top 600,000
Biden hints at 1.5m jabs a day - but warns America's COVID death toll could top 600,000

Joe Biden has suggested the US could soon be vaccinating an average of 1.5 million Americans a day - but warned the country's growing COVID death toll could still top 600,000.

China mine rescue: nine miners found dead two weeks after blast

The death toll from the disaster at a gold mine in Shandong province rises to 10Chinese rescuers have found the bodies of nine workers killed in explosions at a gold mine, raising the death toll to 10.Eleven others were rescued a day earlier after being trapped underground for two weeks at the mine in Shandong province. One person was still missing, officials said on Monday.

First case of Brazil coronavirus variant found in the US

The first case of the highly transmissible Brazil coronavirus variant has been found in the US.

Covid: Curfew riots hit Netherlands for third night

Police in several cities in the Netherlands clash again with protesters defying a 21:00 curfew.

Minnesota confirms first known U.S. case of more contagious Covid variant originally found in Brazil

AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’
AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’

“Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine efficacy is as low as 8 per cent in adults over 65 years are completely incorrect," a spokesperson from AstraZeneca said.

Apple taps hardware chief to lead new mystery project

Apple did not mention what project Riccio would work on in its announcement.

R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

Police say R&B artist Trey Songz was arrested during the AFC Championship game in Kansas City after fans complained he wasn't following COVID-19 protocols and other rules and he then punched an officer who was trying to remove him

Fox New presenter insists there was no post-Christmas spike in Covid cases despite large increase

US recorded highest ever daily number of coronavirus cases and deaths in early January

U.S. president signs executive order instituting stringent new Buy American regimen

President Joe Biden imposed stringent new made-in-America rules for U.S. government spending Monday. They come with a caveat likely troubling to Canada: exceptions to those rules will be allowed only under 'very limited circumstances.