'I pretended to be a man': Russia allows women to take on new professions including truck driver
Miners in China trapped by explosion send note to rescuers – video
Workers trapped in a gold mine after an explosion at the site in eastern China on 10 January have sent a written note to the surface saying that 12 of the miners trapped underground are still alive.Twenty-two workers were trapped in the Hushan mine, in Shandong province. The condition of the other 10 is not known. It was not until 30 hours later that the accident was reported, however, leading to severe criticism of those responsibleChinese miners trapped by blast a week ago send note to rescuers
Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro sends oxygen to tackle Brazil's Covid crisis
President orders convoy to border in politically charged gesturePatients in Amazon city of Manaus reportedly ran out of oxygenVenezuela’s strongman president, Nicolás Maduro, has sent an emergency shipment of oxygen to his country’s border with Brazil in a politically charged gesture he said was to help alleviate “Jair Bolsonaro’s public health disaster”.In recent days the Brazilian state of Amazonas, which borders southern Venezuela, has been plunged into coronavirus chaos for the second time in under a year.
When film stars attack: Russell Crowe's reaction to criticism could set a trend
The actor’s unexpected response to a complaint about an 18-year old film could pave the way for big name actors to personally insult Twitter usersOne of the most surprising new avenues to have formed for celebrities over the course of the pandemic has been Cameo. For the uninitiated, Cameo is a service where celebrities can create personalised messages for their fans. For £75, Hodor from Game of Thrones will wish you a happy birthday or – if you have £750 lying around – Richard Dreyfuss will put on a Jaws shirt and struggle to pronounce your name.But maybe this isn’t enough for you. Maybe you...
Governors express anger as Covid vaccine stockpile vanishes
Several governors expressed exasperation at the Trump administration after being assured that the federal government had enough vaccine stockpiled to speed up or expand state rollouts only to be later told those reserves don’t exist
US Capitol on lockdown due to 'security threat'
The security threat comes two days before Joe Biden is inaugurated as US president.
Israel to rein in rights groups over use of ‘apartheid state’
The move comes days after rights group B’Tselem slammed Israeli rule in occupied Palestinian territories as 'apartheid'.
'A coming together of factions': Why the storming of the US Capitol happened
The events of January 6 were not a one-off. They were the culmination of various pro-Trump factions coming together "under his banner" for a common cause, experts tell Euronews.
'Catastrophic moral failure': WHO chief slams COVID vaccine rollout
The WHO director-general said rich countries buying up all the doses of COVID vaccines was a "catastrophic moral failure".
Dirty old town: tackling air pollution in Karachi
Government officials put green stickers on vehicles fit for the road while owners of unfit vehicles are fined and given red stickers
'We were on our own': Police command structure crumbled fast during Capitol riot
Interviews by The Associated Press with four members of the U.S. Capitol Police who were overrun by rioters on Jan. 6 show just how quickly the command structure collapsed.
Pakistan PM says leaked DMs show Indian media ‘pushing nuclearised region to brink of conflict’
Imran Khan says leaked chats have exposed ‘global disinformation campaign’
New Japanese PM hints at end to dispute with Russia over Kuril Islands that’s kept the two countries technically at war since 1945
Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s new prime minister, has told his country’s parliament that an end to its long-running territorial row with Russia might soon be in sight, potentially signaling closer ties betw...
Met police to start recording ethnicity of people stopped in cars
Pilot launched after study suggested black people were six times more likely to be stopped than white peopleBritain’s biggest police force will start recording the ethnicity of people stopped in their cars in a move aimed at stopping the alleged targeting of people for “driving while black”.It follows a spate of cases last year when people were stopped and found to be innocent.
How we made: All Together Now by the Farm
‘Pills were just starting to flow in Britain. We thought: “What will this sound like in a club with people off their heads?”’The origins of All Together Now go back to 1981. Michael Foot had been the centre of tabloid outrage after wearing what the papers called a “donkey jacket” at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. He later revealed that it was an £800 coat from Harrods which the Queen Mother had actually complimented him on, but the outrage made me angry. I thought the soldiers in the trenches would be more annoyed with the top brass that sent them to the front than, decades later, a Labou...
London to start trialling first 24-hour Covid vaccination centres in January
Nadhim Zahawi says over-70s being invited for jabs and hints teachers could be prioritised in next phaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first 24-hour vaccination centres will be piloted in London before the end of January, the UK’s vaccines minister has said.Nadhim Zahawi said that by the beginning of February the scheme would be under way in hospitals in the capital and also pledged that 50 large vaccination centres would be open. He said that at present about 140 people a minute were being vaccinated against Covid-19.
WHO: just 25 Covid vaccine doses administered in low-income countries
Director-general warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ if richer countries hoard treatmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is on the edge of a “catastrophic moral failure” in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, with just 25 doses administered across all poor countries compared with 39m in wealthier ones, the head of the World Health Organization has said.It was the sharpest warning so far from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus about the dangers of vaccine hoarding since inoculations started being administered in 49 mostly high-income countries.
Tesla delivers its first Shanghai-made Model Y crossovers in China
China – the world's largest EV market – is critically important to Tesla and its growth plans.
Can U.S. Spy Agencies Stop White Terror?
Russia jails Navalny for 30 days; Kremlin foe calls for protests
Leading opposition figure now set to remain in prison until February 15 following dramatic airport arrest.
CAR court confirms President Faustin Touadera’s re-election
Constitutional Court upholds Touadera's disputed election victory as armed groups threaten to attack capital.
Crypto climb: Bitcoin must break $40,000 again soon, analysts say
Traders seeking clues on investor appetite for risk are scrutinising the crytpocurrency's turbulent 12 percent slide.
Killings of Colombia ex-FARC fighters persist amid peace process
Since the FARC disarmed in 2017, 253 former fighters have been killed in total - including four so far this year.
World on brink of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ with vaccine nationalism, WHO says
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the prospects for equitable distribution were at "serious risk."
Meet Marie-Soleil Beaudoin, the first Nova Scotia woman to referee at a FIFA World Cup
Every game is a new challenge and we never know what’s going to happen in the game, so it makes it kind of exciting, says Marie-Soleil Beaudoin.
Facebook bows to Turkish demand to name local representative
Facebook has started the process of assigning a legal representative in Turkey to comply with a social media law
Freezing weather hits much of Europe, from Poland to Turkey
Extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland, snow blanketing the Turkish city of Istanbul and smog spiking as coal was being burned to generate heat.
Navalny urges Russians to 'take to the streets' after detainment order
Putin critic Alexei Navalny has urged Russians to "take to the streets" after a judge ordered he be detained for at least 30 days.
Fears China ‘disappeared’ Wuhan lab’s missing ‘Patient Zero’ as WHO admits it may never find first Covid victim
THE coronavirus pandemic’s so-called “patient zero” may never be found, warns the World Health Organisation’s lead expert. The stark revelation came as fears grow for a Chinese scientist who mysteriously vanished from a top secret lab at the start of the outbreak. Huang Yanling, believed to be the world’s first Covid patient, disappeared 12 months
Tunisian army units, police quell unrest in many areas
How Biden era could kickstart coordinated approach to Russia
Analysis: the west has been hampered by the fatal ambiguity of Trump’s US policy towards MoscowJoe Biden’s accession to the US presidency has spawned a huge body of literature about his intentions towards China, but in his four years out of office Biden has in fact made Russia his primary focus in combatting authoritarianism. Now, just days from coming into office, the arrest of the Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has suddenly presented him with a test case, which may also lead to friction with two of his closest allies: Germany and the UK.
Ethiopia Tigray crisis: Fear of mass starvation
Conflict in the Ethiopia region has created a "dire" situation, an official said in leaked notes.
Global Covid-19 deaths to top 100,000 a week ‘very soon,’ WHO warns
The rate of coronavirus fatalities around the globe is on the brink of surpassing 100,000 per week, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan has warned as the pandemic continues...
Vancouver official provokes Canadian meltdown after launching Twitter tirade against ‘violent’ ‘petro masculine’ PICKUP TRUCK
A councillor for the District of North Vancouver has incited a flanneled Twitter mob after lecturing his fellow Canadians about a pickup truck that he found to be… the embodiment of ‘violence glorific...
Putin foe Navalny to be detained for 30 days after returning to Moscow
‘Historic’ mass-vaccination campaign kicks off in coronavirus-battered Brazil
Brazil, one of the nations worst-affected by Covid-19, launched its mass-vaccination campaign on Monday. All the jabs available will be distributed among the country’s federal states.
Sinovac says Covid-19 vaccine efficacy improves 20 percent if dosing interval upped by 7 days
A Covid-19 vaccine developed in China has been shown to be 20 percent more effective in a small clinical trial group when doses are given three weeks apart, a spokesperson for the manufacturer, Sinova...
Mystery of why some people ‘hear the dead’ unraveled by new study
Staggeringly, one in every hundred UK citizens believes they can communicate with the dead. Prominent figures including Celine Dion and Kesha also say they can sense the departed. Now scientists have...
Pushing wrong buttons: Russian youth having less sex & fewer children because of smartphones & other tech, says demographic expert
A Russian demographer has blamed gadgets and easy-to-access pornography for the country’s ever-worsening population problem, as well as pointing the finger at parents for no longer pressuring their ki...
American supporters of Donald Trump expressing growing interest in obtaining Russian passports – Foreign Ministry
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has revealed that followers of US President Donald Trump are showing increased interest in acquiring Russian citizenship following Joe Biden's Nov...
Conte battles for coalition’s survival over Italy's Covid recovery plan
Viva’s departure deprived Conte of a majority, and votes on Monday and Tuesday will determine whether his fragile coalition can stay in powerItaly deserves a “cohesive government”, its prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said as he began the fight for his coalition’s survival.Conte told the lower house of parliament on Monday that the political crisis triggered last week by the former prime minister Matteo Renzi was “unfounded” and risked severely damaging the country at a time when Italians are struggling with health and financial worries.
Sudan: Clashes between rival groups in South Darfur leave 47 dead
Violence follows the killing of at least 83 people on Saturday and Sunday in West Darfur.
Man hospitalized in Germany after camel bites him in face
Police say a 54-year-old man has been hospitalized in northern Germany after being bitten in the face by a camel
Parler’s website shows signs of life but mobile apps remain offline
The website of Parler — a social media platform popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump — is back online.
Russia to detain Kremlin critic Navalny for 30 days, spokesperson says
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is widely regarded as the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.
Putin critic Navalny to be kept in custody for 30 days in fast-track trial
‘Predictable, tactical’: How Biden will tackle US foreign policy
Joe Biden's presidency will signal a stark foreign policy shift from Donald Trump, experts say - in style and substance.
China locks down another three million after travelling salesman spreads virus
Nearly three million people were put under lockdown in China Monday after a surge in coronavirus cases linked to a travelling salesman in the country's northeast.
World facing 'catastrophic moral failure' on vaccines: WHO chief
The world is on the brink of a 'catastrophic moral failure' if rich countries hog COVID-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday.
SKorean court gives Samsung scion prison term over bribery
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was sent back to prison on Monday after a South Korean court handed him a two and a half-year sentence for his involvement in a 2016 co...