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UK Covid live: men doing low-skilled or caring jobs three times as likely to die from Covid as professionals, ONS says

Latest updates: work and pensions secretary says she is in discussions with PM and chancellorKeir Starmer self-isolating after Covid contactMinisters won’t commit to reopening schools in England after EasterCouncils to get £23m to encourage high-risk groups to take vaccineBoris Johnson being urged to impose blanket travel controlsCoronavirus global updates - live 10.52am GMTAccording to the ITV report of Boris Johnson’s comments this morning, his overall tone was relatively downbeat about the prospect of lockdown being lifted any time soon.This is what he said when asked if he could give a fir...

9 workers found dead in China mine explosion; toll now 10

Tahrir Square 10 years later: What happened to Egypt's revolution?

"I would have never imagined that, within 10 years, there would be less freedom in Egypt than under Mubarak's era," one pro-democracy activist tells CBS News.

Renewables chief hails 'crucial' Biden climate agenda as administration plans massive energy overhaul

"Coming from a superpower, one of the big emitters in the world, this is really crucial and it's very important," IRENA's director-general told CNBC.

Iran seeks clarification from Indonesia on seizure of its tanker

Iran’s foreign ministry says it is following up on the issue after its vessel was accused of illegally transporting oil.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia eye improved ties after Gulf crisis ends

Normalisation between a Saudi-led coalition and Qatar removed the barrier to reconciliation between Ankara and Riyadh.

Israel extradites woman wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Malka Leifer faces 74 charges of child sex abuse that she allegedly committed during her stint as teacher in Melbourne.

Nearly 500,000 killed by extreme weather disasters in 20 years

Researchers say rich nations not doing enough to help developing ones with deadly fallout from global warming.

Bahrain approves AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID vaccine

The jab is the third granted emergency use in the Gulf country after China's Sinopharm and Pfizer/BioNtech.

Bulgarian Dream: German pensioners retiring abroad

A woman packs up everything in her beloved home in Germany to retire to Bulgaria where she can afford to live.

Nine found dead and one still missing in China mine explosion
Nine found dead and one still missing in China mine explosion

Nine workers have been found dead by rescue teams following an explosion at a mine in China, bringing the death toll to 10.

Austrian artist Arik Brauer dies at 92

Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92

He flew to Paris to surprise his girlfriend. Big mistake

When Finlay McAfee boarded a flight from Edinburgh to Paris to surprise his girlfriend Salma, he knew it was a big, romantic gesture.

Keira Knightley rules out sex scenes directed by men

The actress explains why she has a "no nudity clause" written into her movie contracts.

Joe Biden to impose travel ban on people coming from South Africa, Europe, Brazil
Joe Biden to impose travel ban on people coming from South Africa, Europe, Brazil

President Biden plans to impose new restrictions Monday on people traveling to the U.S. from South Africa and reimpose travel restrictions covering much of Europe and Brazil that former President Dona...

Heavy fighting erupts in Somali town near Kenyan border

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Heavy fighting has broken out in a Somali town near the Kenyan border between Somali forces and those from the state of Jubbaland, as Somalia’s election troubles spill over into violence. Somalia’s information ministry in a statement early Monday accused Kenya-funded rebels of crossing into ...

Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece is due to sign a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbor Turkey. Florence Parly, the French defense minister, is due in Athens to sign the agreement to deliver 12 used and ...

Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation
Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - World leaders are converging - virtually - on the Netherlands Monday for a summit that will seek to galvanize more action and funding to adapt the planet and vulnerable c...

Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation

World leaders are converging — virtually — on the Netherlands for a summit that will seek to galvanize more action and funding to adapt the planet and vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change

Kerry O'Brien rejects Australia Day honour in protest against Margaret Court's award

Broadcaster cites ‘deeply insensitive and divisive decision’ to make Court a Companion of the Order of AustraliaVeteran journalist Kerry O’Brien has rejected an Australia Day award to protest the decision to give Margaret Court the country’s highest honour.O’Brien wrote to the governor general’s secretary on Sunday explaining there must be something “fundamentally wrong” with the honours system given the “deeply insensitive and divisive decision” to appoint Court a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

India says its soldiers brawled with Chinese counterparts on border

Clash in Sikkim happened days before talks aimed at ending tensions in another border in LadakhIndian and Chinese soldiers brawled last week along a disputed border, Indian officials have said, as a months-long standoff between the two countries continued.The clash in the Naku La area of Sikkim came four days before India and China held a ninth round of talks on Sunday on ending tensions in another contested border area in the remote Ladakh region.

Tech digs in for long domestic terror fight

Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation

World leaders are converging — virtually — on the Netherlands for a summit that will seek to galvanize more action and funding to adapt the planet and vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change

Man, 36, confesses to castrating dad, 55, and cutting off his nose and lips in horrific attack after police standoff

A HEAVILY-ARMED man has confessed to castrating his dad and cutting off his nose and lips after a shootout with cops.   The 36-year-old was detained after a stand-off with police after his heavily bleeding father broke free from handcuffs in his home in Ukraine and raised the alarm.  The victim’s nose, lips and penis have

Indian & Chinese soldiers brawl at Himalayan border with soldiers injured on both sides as tensions surge over territory

INDIAN and Chinese soldiers have again brawled on their shared border in the Himalayas, leaving injuries on both sides, according to reports. The skirmish, which comes amid ongoing tensions over disputed territory, reportedly broke out on Wednesday at Naku La in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. An Indian military source, whose information could not

Virtual summit seeks to galvanize climate change adaptation

World leaders are converging — virtually — on the Netherlands for a summit that will seek to galvanize more action and funding to adapt the planet and vulnerable communities to the effects of climate change

China’s Communist Party pushes dangerous fringe Covid theories as it feels pressure of WHO probe

A government spokesperson suggested that the coronavirus could have emerged from a US military lab

India distributes one million Covid vaccine doses in just six days

India has an ambitious target of inoculating 300 million people in the first phase of immunisations

What will Trump do next? | First Thing

Trump reportedly wants to start his own political party, but with his second impeachment ongoing, will he re-enter politics, or polite society, at all? Plus Fauci was a ‘skunk at the picnic’ in the coronavirus taskforceGood morning.Donald Trump may have left the White House, but he’s doing his best not to depart the political scene altogether. The now-former president reportedly spent the weekend in discussions about how to maintain relevance and unseat his political opponents, suggesting he might create a new party. Some see the idea predominantly as a threat to keep senators on side ahead of...

Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine but warns supply issues could impact distribution
Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine but warns supply issues could impact distribution

Australia has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use, making it the first country in the world to complete a comprehensive approval of the jab, but warned that supply issues could impac...

Biden's early moves on Russia underscore his challenges

Abuse survivor Grace Tame named Australian of the Year

A 26-year-old woman who pushed for legal changes so she could speak out about being a survivor of sexual abuse has been named Australian of the Year for her advocacy work on behalf of abuse survivors

Protest erupts over police car driving through crowd

Protesters set a large fire, damaged buildings and marched with signs late Sunday in response to a police car driving through a crowd in Washington state the day before, leaving at least two people injured.

Violence erupts in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over covid restrictions

Rioters pelt police with stones, burn a bus, as government attempts to increase compliance in areas where infections are among the highest

Axios Today podcast: Biden's narrow path to COVID relief

Biden plans to sign order for govt to buy more US goods

Central African Republic suffers food shortages as rebels cut off capital

State of emergency declared after armed opposition forces attack convoy carrying supplies and blockade the city of BanguiCentral African Republic is facing serious food shortages as election violence has cut off the country and stranded hundreds of trucks carrying supplies outside its borders. Food prices have risen steeply since the landlocked country’s main supply route from Cameroon was cut off by armed groups trying to blockade the capital, Bangui, where the government declared a state of emergency on Thursday.

Snow and mist settles in Grand Canyon in stunning footage

Snow and mist settles in Grand Canyon in stunning footage

Chinese jets enter Taiwanese airspace for second day

The Biden administration has asserted its support for Taiwan

President Biden Reinstates COVID-19 Restrictions on International Arrivals – and Adds South Africa

The latest ban would prevent most non-U.S. citizens from entry if they have recently been in South Africa, where a new strain of the virus has been identified

New Zealand records first Covid case in two months after thousands flocked to concert with no masks or social distancing

NEW Zealand has recorded its first case of Covid in two months after a 56-year-old woman caught the more infectious South African variant. The latest infection in the community comes a week after thousands of New Zealanders flocked to a music concert with no masks or social distancing. Health officials said the woman caught the

Influential Russian senator Klimov accuses foreign spooks of helping to organize weekend protests in support of Navalny
Influential Russian senator Klimov accuses foreign spooks of helping to organize weekend protests in support of Navalny

Foreign intelligence services helped organize protests attended by thousands of people across Russia on Saturday in support of imprisoned opposition figure Alexey Navalny, according to veteran senator...

9 workers found dead in China mine explosion; toll now 10

Chinese rescuers have found the bodies of nine workers in a mine explosion, raising the death toll to 10, officials said Monday.

Pakistan Taliban ‘commanders’ killed in northwest: Pakistani army

Military says two senior members of different factions of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group killed in North Waziristan.

How airbag jeans and high-tech vests could make motorbikes safer

Balanced on two wheels without a protective shell, riding a motorbike is far more dangerous than driving a car. In the United States, for example, motorcyclists are about 28 times as likely as car occupants to die in a crash.

COVID: World’s poorest will take over 10 years to recover financially from pandemic: Oxfam report

The 10 richest billionaires on the planet have collectively seen their wealth increase by €444 billion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, while millions have fallen into poverty.

Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

Greece is due to sign a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbor Turkey

Joe Biden administration faces early tests from China, Russia
Joe Biden administration faces early tests from China, Russia

America’s main international rivals have wasted no time in testing the resolve of the Biden administration to defend U.S. allies and values. Over the weekend, just days after President Biden took offi...

Mitch McConnell 'plays the long game' to retain some power as it slips away

Out of power in the chamber, the Republican now faces unruly politicians and pressure over how to handle Trump impeachmentFor Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, the first few days of Joe Biden’s presidency has not been about fighting the new Democratic majority in government, it’s been about gaming out how much power he now has.McConnell, the leader of Senate Republicans for over a decade, now finds himself in the position every caucus leader dreads: out of power in the chamber, in charge of a somewhat unruly bunch of politicians, and under pressure over how to handle the impea...

Four Palmas football players and club president killed in Brazil plane crash

Plane crashed soon after take-off in northern state of TocantinsPlayers were flying to match separately after Covid-19 positivesFour players and the president from Brazilian football club Palmas died in a plane crash on Sunday. The players were travelling separately from the rest of the team after testing positive for coronavirus, the club have said.The private plane carrying the group plunged to the ground at the end of the runway shortly after take-off at an airport in the northern state of Tocantins. The pilot also died in the accident, with the cause of the crash not immediately clear.