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Inaugural Dubai-Tel Aviv commercial flights touch down amid normalized relations between UAE and Israel - rt

Inaugural Dubai-Tel Aviv commercial flights touch down amid normalized relations between UAE and Israel

A flydubai flight from Tel Aviv touched down in Dubai on Thursday, marking the first scheduled commercial service between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, in a continuation of the two states’ normalized relations.
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Tier system must be clear and fair, says psychologist - channel 4

Tier system must be clear and fair, says psychologist

The Scottish government has announced that people hoping to form social bubbles over the Christmas holidays will be limited to a maximum of eight people, not including children. We spoke to the social psychologist Prof Stephen Reicher and asked him whether knowing that the restrictions will be loosened at Christmas will make people more likely…
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How Leicester has struggled after 150 days of Covid restrictions - channel 4

How Leicester has struggled after 150 days of Covid restrictions

Northern Ireland will enter a circuit-breaker for a fortnight starting tomorrow. In Leicester, they know more than most about the strains of lockdown. It’s more than 150 days since local restrictions were imposed on the city’s residents and they have been living with some form of enhanced measures ever since. And today they learned they…
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Diego Maradona: Thousands take to streets to pay tribute - channel 4

Diego Maradona: Thousands take to streets to pay tribute

Tens of thousands have flooded onto the streets of Buenos Aires today to pay tribute to Diego Maradona, following his death yesterday. Up to a million people are expected to file past his casket in Argentina’s presidential palace, as the country observes three days of national mourning. But the significance of his death far transcends…
channel 4 - 1 hour ago
Are politicians doing enough for Britain’s poorest people? ‘It’s not ok to leave that to charity’ - channel 4

Are politicians doing enough for Britain’s poorest people? ‘It’s not ok to leave that to charity’

Dame Louise Casey led the scheme to arrange temporary accommodation for thousands of rough sleepers at the start of the pandemic. Now, with most of the country likely to face Covid restrictions for many more months, she says the government must “resurrect a sense of kindness and giving” to help people struggling in the “tough…
channel 4 - 1 hour ago
Council tax rise likely, says IFS - channel 4

Council tax rise likely, says IFS

The government has said it remains committed to Conservative manifesto commitments not to raise income tax, VAT or National Insurance. It comes after the chancellor announced yesterday that he would jettison the party’s commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid. Today, the IFS warned that Rishi Sunak’s spending review is likely to result…
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Two police officers could face criminal charges over crime scene photos  - channel 4

Two police officers could face criminal charges over crime scene photos 

In June, this programme revealed that two police officers had been arrested over allegations they’d shared “inappropriate” photographs of a crime scene. Now the police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, has handed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service. Sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry were stabbed to death at Fryent…
channel 4 - 1 hour ago
The science behind England’s new Covid tier system - channel 4

The science behind England’s new Covid tier system

One area going into Tier 3 is Kent. Case rates there vary widely – Swale and Thanet have the two highest rates in the UK, whilst other areas are below average. But the government decided to put the whole county into the highest level of restrictions, ignoring pleas from MPs for more localised measures. So…
channel 4 - 1 hour ago
Most of northern England faces toughest Covid restrictions after lockdown - channel 4

Most of northern England faces toughest Covid restrictions after lockdown

Both the health secretary and the prime minister praised Liverpool for getting its case rate down. The city entered lockdown under Tier 3, but will exit it in Tier 2. For most places in the north of England though, it was a different story. Tier 3 beckons for much of the region, including Greater Manchester.
channel 4 - 1 hour ago
Tier system announced for England after lockdown - channel 4

Tier system announced for England after lockdown

Blink and you could miss the transition next week – from lockdown to the tier system. Just 700,000 in England will move back to the lowest tier of Covid alert. More than 40 percent of the population, many in the North and Midlands will be in the highest tier. Boris Johnson admitted that the new…
channel 4 - 1 hour ago
Oxford and AstraZeneca

Oxford and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to be trialed AGAIN amid mounting questions over dosage issues

The Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will be tested again, the drug maker's CEO said on Thursday, following growing doubts over the jab, due to dosing and data-handling errors.
rt - 2 hours ago
FactCheck Q&A: how safe is the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine?  - channel 4

FactCheck Q&A: how safe is the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine? 

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University is under scrutiny after the makers admitted an error had led to different groups getting different doses in clinical trials. 
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Belgian MEP criticizes ‘illiberal pressure’ from Hungary and Poland, as Orban calls budget proposal unacceptable - rt

Belgian MEP criticizes ‘illiberal pressure’ from Hungary and Poland, as Orban calls budget proposal unacceptable

MEP and former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt has criticized “illiberal pressure” from Hungary and Poland on the EU over its ‘rule of law’ budget proviso, as the two eastern European states remain firm over their veto.
rt - 3 hours ago
Carol singing allowed once lockdown ends - metro

Carol singing allowed once lockdown ends

But it needs to be socially distanced and outside.
metro - 4 hours ago
Earth’s atmosphere once as toxic as Venus, researchers say, after melting floating marbles with lasers for study - rt

Earth’s atmosphere once as toxic as Venus, researchers say, after melting floating marbles with lasers for study

The early atmosphere of our planet was as toxic as that of present-day Venus, as gases escaped from a magma ocean during Earth's development, scientists have found, after melting hovering marbles with lasers for their research.
rt - 4 hours ago
Investigation opened into footage of Paris police fiercely beating black man (VIDEO) - rt

Investigation opened into footage of Paris police fiercely beating black man (VIDEO)

French authorities have opened an investigation after a video was published on social media showing three policemen beating and tear-gassing a black man in his own office.
rt - 4 hours ago
A(nother) Georgia GOP Senator Was Reportedly Investigated for Insider Trading - vice

A(nother) Georgia GOP Senator Was Reportedly Investigated for Insider Trading

This is historically bad timing for the Senate Republicans, as both senators are facing run-off votes that could decide the balance of the chamber.
vice - 5 hours ago
Austrian government steps up protection of churches after Vienna attack in run-up to Christmas - rt

Austrian government steps up protection of churches after Vienna attack in run-up to Christmas

Austria has begun tightening security at its churches and other sites of religious worship, fearing copycat attacks after an Islamist gunman killed four people in a rampage earlier this month in the capital Vienna.
rt - 6 hours ago
European Parliament approves sanctions on Turkey over reopening of Cyprus town - rt

European Parliament approves sanctions on Turkey over reopening of Cyprus town

MEPs have adopted an amendment calling on the European Council to impose sanctions on Turkey, after they unanimously voted to condemn its recent "unilateral and illegal" behavior in Cyprus and the surrounding territorial waters.
rt - 6 hours ago
Farmers hit with water cannon and tear gas as Indian police try to halt protest march on Delhi (VIDEO) - rt

Farmers hit with water cannon and tear gas as Indian police try to halt protest march on Delhi (VIDEO)

Indian police have been deployed in large numbers across the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to stop thousands of farmers reaching Delhi in a huge demonstration against agricultural market reforms.
rt - 6 hours ago
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‘You don’t need to completely isolate any more,’ Sweden to tell elderly amid country’s relaxed handling of Covid-19

‘You don’t need to completely isolate any more,’ Sweden to tell elderly amid country’s relaxed handling of Covid-19

rt - 1 month ago

In its latest approach to the pandemic, Sweden plans to ease coronavirus restrictions for elderly citizens. The countrys state epidemiologist says the situation is less dramatic than in the rest of Europe.

With the exception of those over 70, Swedish citizens have faced few restrictions during the pandemic. Now, the government’s “priority” is to return normalcy to the lives of elderly Swedes, according to Anders Tegnell. In contrast to most of Europe, older Swedish residents are now being encouraged to emerge from their isolation and resume their lives.

“We would send the message to elderly people, you don’t need to completely isolate any more; we would send the same message to them that we do to the population in general,” he told BBC Radio 4's ‘Today’ program on Tuesday.

Cases in Sweden have been increasing over the last few weeks, but Tegnell insists that the government will lessen restrictions for the elderly “so they can live a bit more of a normal life, because I think that’s our main problem.”

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