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Uganda accuses Washington of subversion, after US envoy tries to visit ‘captive’ opposition candidate Bobi Wine - rt

Uganda accuses Washington of subversion, after US envoy tries to visit ‘captive’ opposition candidate Bobi Wine

The Ugandan government has accused the US of trying to “subvert” the country’s highly contested elections, after Washington’s envoy attempted to visit opposition leader Bobi Wine, who has been placed under house arrest.
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2 people in India die after receiving Covid jab as Bharat Biotech says vaccine too risky for some - rt

2 people in India die after receiving Covid jab as Bharat Biotech says vaccine too risky for some

Two people have died after being administered Covid-19 shots in India, but the government insists that the jabs are not to blame. Meanwhile, one drug manufacturer has advised some groups to forgo the vaccine.
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Pregnant Highland cow mauled to death by Rottweiler who escaped owners’ home - metro

Pregnant Highland cow mauled to death by Rottweiler who escaped owners’ home

The dog ripped the cow's tongue out.
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The UK now has the highest Covid death rate in the world - metro

The UK now has the highest Covid death rate in the world

Around 16 people in every million are dying from the virus, new data has revealed.
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'Global pandemic alert system not fit for purpose': WHO report critical of China's & its own responses to Covid crisis

China, other governments and the WHO itself didn't act fast and decisively enough against the novel coronavirus, allowing it to become a pandemic, an interim report by an independent WHO panel on the handling of the crisis states.
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Russia opposition activist Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days - channel 4

Russia opposition activist Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days

A Russian judge has imprisoned the opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 30 days. The hearing took place not in court, but a police station, with Navalny’s lawyer given barely any notice. The UK and other European countries are understood to be weighing possible further sanctions.
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How has Trump’s talk of ‘fake news’ undermined US democracy? - channel 4

How has Trump’s talk of ‘fake news’ undermined US democracy?

In just over 40 hours, on Wednesday early morning, President Trump will leave the White House to fly to West Palm Beach in Florida, skipping the inauguration ceremony of his successor – the first outgoing President to do so since Andrew Johnson in 1869.  If there has been an element of continuity in Trump’s presidency,…
channel 4 - 12 hours ago
MPs vote to extend universal credit increase - channel 4

MPs vote to extend universal credit increase

In the last few minutes MPs have voted to support the extension of the temporary £20 a week increase in universal credit.
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Trump presidency ‘an aberration’ – Lewis Lukens, former US deputy chief of mission to UK - channel 4

Trump presidency ‘an aberration’ – Lewis Lukens, former US deputy chief of mission to UK

With a new incoming President in the White House, that is also going to mean a new US ambassador in the United Kingdom. Like Donald Trump, the man who’s been in charge of the embassy for the past three years has proved to be a controversial figure. The former deputy chief of mission at the…
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FBI investigates background of troops guarding Capitol ahead of Biden inauguration - channel 4

FBI investigates background of troops guarding Capitol ahead of Biden inauguration

There is a vaccine story in Washington too – 30 million doses delivered so far, but only 12 million have ended up in people’s arms. President-elect Biden intends to change that quickly. Today, he visited a food bank as Americans celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. King was assassinated and there are fears of similar…
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Over-70s and clinically extremely vulnerable offered Covid jabs in England - channel 4

Over-70s and clinically extremely vulnerable offered Covid jabs in England

ore than four million people have had a first dose and from today the over-70s in England are being offered jabs.
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Hospitals under intense pressure as vaccinations pass four million mark - channel 4

Hospitals under intense pressure as vaccinations pass four million mark

Although vaccination numbers are rising sharply, hospitals remain under intense pressure. The number of patients with coronavirus in UK hospitals is the highest that it's been throughout the pandemic.
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Guatemala police start clearing US-bound migrant caravan camp after violent clashes (VIDEOS) - rt

Guatemala police start clearing US-bound migrant caravan camp after violent clashes (VIDEOS)

Police in Guatemala have started breaking up a caravan of hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants who had camped on a street while trying to reach the US, after their journey was halted by officials, migration authorities have said.
rt - 13 hours ago

'Deepest concerns': South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells, making it more infectious, govt adviser says

The so-called South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells with a stronger mechanism, allowing it to spread more easily between its human hosts, the government's advising chief epidemiologist said on Monday.
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Most ancient supermassive black hole ever discovered powers distant quasar and sheds light on early universe - rt

Most ancient supermassive black hole ever discovered powers distant quasar and sheds light on early universe

In a milestone breakthrough, astronomers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever seen. The extraordinary find dates back to the early days of the universe and fuels the most distant quasar yet known.
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China's Hebei province to reexamine Covid-19 test results after lab caught out over positive cases

Health officials in the Chinese province of Hebei will review hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 tests carried out by third-party agencies after it was revealed that one laboratory allegedly hid positive cases of the disease.
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The FBI Is Vetting 25,000 Inauguration Troops Over Fears of an Inside Attack - vice

The FBI Is Vetting 25,000 Inauguration Troops Over Fears of an Inside Attack

The FBI is reportedly concerned about National Guard troops with far-right and extremist views and affiliations.
vice - 16 hours ago
Canada to allow return of Boeing 737 MAX service by lifting flight ban imposed after devastating crashes - rt

Canada to allow return of Boeing 737 MAX service by lifting flight ban imposed after devastating crashes

The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is set to return to service in Canada following a flight ban of almost two years, which was imposed after crashes that killed hundreds of people, the country's transport regulator said on Monday.
rt - 16 hours ago
Indian TV anchor’s texts spark cries for security leak inquiry after he discussed Pakistan airstrikes before they happened - rt

Indian TV anchor’s texts spark cries for security leak inquiry after he discussed Pakistan airstrikes before they happened

Opposition politicians in India have called for an investigation into a potential national security leak after a TV anchor’s messages showed he had prior knowledge of airstrikes launched against Pakistan in February 2019.
rt - 16 hours ago
Top Iranian commander mocks Washington as US armed forces on alert for American attackers during Biden’s inauguration - rt

Top Iranian commander mocks Washington as US armed forces on alert for American attackers during Biden’s inauguration

Iran’s most senior general has ridiculed the US after American armed forces and the national guard were brought in to protect Washington from any further violence during the week of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president.
rt - 17 hours ago
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Saudi Aramco confirms Houthi attack on ‘critical’ oil facility, reports no casualties

Saudi Aramco confirms Houthi attack on ‘critical’ oil facility, reports no casualties

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An official from Saudi Arabias Aramco oil company has confirmed that Yemens Houthi rebels targeted one of its facilities in Jeddah, but said the attack did not halt the plants output.

The official said that the strike occurred at a “critical facility” which distributes more than 120,000 barrels of petroleum products per day. The plant is one of three that supplies oil products to Jeddah, Mecca and the Al Baha region. 

He said that a fire caused by the missile attack was put out in about 40 minutes and that there were no casualties resulting from the incident. However, one of the facilities’ 13 tanks is currently not in use. 

The projectile hit the storage tank from above, resulting in "major damage" to its roof, with a hole around two square meters in size, the official said.

A Houthi military spokesman announced on Monday that rebel forces fired a missile that struck an Aramco facility in Jeddah. The company initially declined to comment on the claim. An official at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy acknowledged that a fire had broken out in a fuel tank at the distribution station and that the blaze had been extinguished without injuries. 

A general view shows the damage at a Saudi Aramco oil company distribution station that Yemeni Houthis say they attacked, in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 24, 2020. ©  REUTERS/Marwa Rashad

The Houthi spokesman, Yahya Sarea, warned companies operating in Saudi Arabia that the group’s “operations will continue.” He said that a Quds-2 type winged missile was used in the “very accurate” strike. The attack was carried out in retaliation to the Saudi-led military actions in Yemen, he added.

A Riyadh-led coalition launched a military intervention in Yemen in March 2015, after the Houthis seized power. Civil war erupted in Yemen in late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi militia forced the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi out of the capital Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition intervened to support the Hadi government. The Saudi bombing campaign and its naval blockade have dealt a dire blow to civilians, vastly complicating a deadly cholera outbreak and putting thousands of families on the brink of famine.

The Houthis have taken responsibility for several missile strikes against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accused the Houthis of using missiles provided by Iran. Tehran has denied any involvement in the strikes. 

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