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‘2021 going to be catastrophic,’ UN officials warn as organization faces worst year in history since inception after WWII - rt

‘2021 going to be catastrophic,’ UN officials warn as organization faces worst year in history since inception after WWII

The executive director of the World Food Program made a dire forecast about the months to come, slating “catastrophic” humanitarian crises for 2021, in what could be the worst year seen in the better part of a century.
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Bus FALLS from a bridge in Brazil to train tracks below, killing at least 17 (VIDEO) - rt

Bus FALLS from a bridge in Brazil to train tracks below, killing at least 17 (VIDEO)

Twelve people died on the scene and five more in the hospital later, after a bus fell off an overpass in Brazil to the railroad tracks below. The driver of the bus jumped out and fled the scene, police said.
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Leader of the Pro-Black ‘NFAC’ Militia Arrested and Charged by Feds - vice

Leader of the Pro-Black ‘NFAC’ Militia Arrested and Charged by Feds

John Fitzgerald Johnson could get up to 20 years for pointing his gun at authorities.
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Care home brings Christmas market indoors so residents don’t miss out this year - metro

Care home brings Christmas market indoors so residents don’t miss out this year

The residents were 'delighted' by the surprise.
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A Corrections Officer Trainee Says He Was Fired For Wearing a Black Lives Matter Shirt

Seve Police Lives Matter shirts.
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The people determined to have the best Covid Christmas - channel 4

The people determined to have the best Covid Christmas

While we can't wait for 2020 to finally be over, there are plenty of people determined to make the best of things this Christmas, pandemic or not.
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Thousands killed and injured amid fighting in Ethiopia

Concerns are mounting for the welfare of tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray into neighbouring Sudan. 
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Avonmouth explosion: Four die in blast at waste water plant near Bristol

Avon and Somerset Police say four people have been killed in a large explosion at a water waste treatment works near Bristol.
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Covid patients in US hospitals top 100,000 – as daily death toll hits 3,000 - channel 4

Covid patients in US hospitals top 100,000 – as daily death toll hits 3,000

A top American health official has warned of "the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation"
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Care home residents no longer first in line for Covid vaccine - channel 4

Care home residents no longer first in line for Covid vaccine

The UK government has begun rolling out rapid testing for care home visitors in England
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Israel warns its citizens they may be targeted abroad by Iran following nuclear scientist’s assassination - rt

Israel warns its citizens they may be targeted abroad by Iran following nuclear scientist’s assassination

Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.
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Covid vaccine arrives in the UK for mass rollout - channel 4

Covid vaccine arrives in the UK for mass rollout

The first batches of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine are thought to have arrived in the UK today
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New Year’s Eve parties ruled out by Airbnb in bid to deter Covid-spreading gatherings

Short-stay rental giant Airbnb has toughened its booking rules ahead of New Year’s Eve in a bid to crack down on people throwing parties in defiance of coronavirus restrictions, as well as to try to limit the spread of Covid-19.
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Sadist who made child eat nothing but ramen noodles is jailed

Buford Whisenant - who inflicted an array of sadistic punishments on his victim - was jailed for multiple alleged breaches of his probation
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Coronavirus vaccine ‘arrives in the UK’ and is on its way to devolved nations

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved for use in the UK this week.
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‘High value’ business passengers to be exempt from travel quarantine

It is not clear exactly who is exempt.
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Singapore to introduce pre-event rapid Covid testing to allow weddings and mass gatherings to resume safely

Singapore to introduce pre-event rapid Covid testing to allow weddings and mass gatherings to resume safely

rt - 1 month ago

Singapore will pilot antigen rapid tests that can return fairly accurate Covid results within 15 minutes. The move aims to reduce the risk of transmission at weddings and large-scale events as the economy opens up.

The Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong announced on Tuesday that the antigen rapid tests (ARTs) pilot runs from mid-October to December. For the duration of the pilot phase, the government will identify selected events such as business-to-business conferences, wedding receptions, live performances, and sports matches for pre-event testing, Gan added.

The antigen-based rapid detection tests which will be used for the pilot are not error-free. But the Ministry of Health (MOH) claims that the ARTs can return “fairly accurate” results within about half an hour. Up to three percent of ARTs may falsely test positive but this was an “inconvenience that had to be weighed against the need to open up society and the economy,” the ministry said.

Participants and wedding goers would either be tested at the event venue or at an offsite testing facility with a negative test certificate giving Singaporeans the ability to attend multiple events over a 24-hour period.

“If you go for a multi-day event, you would then require daily testing, with that cert being valid for 24 hours. However, if you’re attending multiple events within a 24-hour window, that same cert will gain you access to multiple events if you’re negative,” noted an MOH representative.

During the pilot phase, the ARTs will be provided free of charge to the participants. Once the project becomes mainstream, the event organizers are likely to be charged for the tests, the authorities added.

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