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Top UK civil servant quits No 10 probe after own party

Simon Case, who was leading the inquiry, stands aside after it emerged an event was held in his office.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 8:57 pm(NZT)

Covid-19: Omicron spreading at lightning speed – French PM

Restrictions are being tightened across Europe as countries battle a new wave of Covid-19 infections.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 6:33 pm(NZT)

US court reinstates Covid vaccine mandate for large US businesses

The national mandate, blocked last month, will cover more than two-thirds of the country’s workers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 5:32 pm(NZT)

Theranos trial: Jury to decide fate of Elizabeth Holmes

The prosecution says she ran a “house of cards”; the defence liken her to a brave captain of a sinking ship.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 3:13 pm(NZT)

Top UK civil servant quits No 10 probe after own party

Simon Case, who was leading the inquiry, stands aside after it emerged an event was held in his office.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 2:22 pm(NZT)

Kim Potter: ‘Taser mix-up’ ex-officer weeps in manslaughter testimony

Kim Potter testified at her manslaughter trial about the “chaotic” fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 2:05 pm(NZT)

Sir Rod Stewart pleads guilty to battery over Florida hotel ‘punch’

The singer and his son clashed with a Florida hotel guard who refused them entry to a party.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:25 pm(NZT)

Afghanistan to Wisconsin: Refugees dream of home

Some of the 13,000 Afghan refugees living at a US military base in Wisconsin reflect on new lives.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:17 pm(NZT)

Ethiopian civil war divides diaspora in the US

Ethiopian civil war divides diaspora in the US

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:16 pm(NZT)

Lagos party plans threatened by Nigeria Covid passports

Nigeria was briefly put on the UK’s travel red list but most people are indifferent to coronavirus.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:12 pm(NZT)

Russia-Ukraine: Can a solution be found for war in Ukraine’s east?

The West fears a Russian invasion so hopes of a peaceful solution to the conflict look slim.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:11 pm(NZT)

Caroline and Martine: Picture book heroines who fought for French hearts

For nearly 70 years, Caroline and Martine have been rivals for the hearts of French schoolchildren.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:10 pm(NZT)

Ros Atkins on… What 2021 taught us about Covid

A look back at how the pandemic evolved throughout 2021, and what we’ve learned from it.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:07 pm(NZT)

Week in pictures: 11-17 December 2021

A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:06 pm(NZT)

India and Pakistan: The students in jail for praising the wrong cricket team

An Indian student’s family calls for his release after he was arrested for celebrating Pakistan’s victory.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:06 pm(NZT)

Ghislaine Maxwell defence rests as she calls case ‘unproven’

The defence struggled to produce witnesses on Friday and only nine out of a proposed 35 testified.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 12:12 pm(NZT)

Lewandowski breaks Muller’s Bundesliga goals record for calendar year

Robert Lewandowski scores his 43rd Bayern Munich goal of 2021 to break Gerd Muller’s record for the most Bundesliga goals in a calendar year.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 11:34 am(NZT)

Top UK civil servant quits No 10 probe after own party

Simon Case, who was leading the inquiry, stands aside after it emerged an event was held in his office.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 11:24 am(NZT)

American Football: Three NFL games postponed because of Covid-19 outbreaks

The National Football League postpones three games this weekend because of Covid-19 outbreaks.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 10:59 am(NZT)

Russia Ukraine: Moscow lists demands for defusing Ukraine tensions

Moscow says Nato should abandon hopes of Ukraine joining and Nato states should get rid of weapons.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 10:23 am(NZT)

Premier League clubs to meet on Monday to discuss options as Covid impacts fixtures

Premier League clubs will meet on Monday to discuss the escalating crisis around the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 10:09 am(NZT)

Electric cars have given a jolt to Ford’s stock price

In early May of 2020, Jim Farley bought $1 million worth of Ford stock, 195,000 shares at a little over $5 a share. It was a surprising move for an executive who normally gets plenty of stock and stock options as part of his compensation to be buying some of that same stock outright with his own money. At the time, Farley was Ford’s chief operating officer, having been named to that position three months before by then-CEO Jim Hackett.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 9:53 am(NZT)

‘I was missing for three and a half years’ – why family helped draw Gerrard to Villa

Steven Gerrard has only been at Aston Villa for five weeks but has already made an impact and says the job offered a return to the Premier League and being closer to family.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 9:40 am(NZT)

Kim Potter: ‘Taser mix-up’ ex-officer weeps in manslaughter testimony

Kim Potter testified at her manslaughter trial about the “chaotic” fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 9:37 am(NZT)

Gardener Omar Raddad wins fight to re-open notorious murder case

A Moroccan gardener convicted of the notorious killing of a French heiress is fighting to clear his name.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 9:32 am(NZT)

Booster at least 80% effective against severe Omicron – study

Preliminary estimates by researchers suggest the top-up shot should help keep many people out of hospital.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 9:23 am(NZT)

Flash floods in northern Iraq kill 12 people

At least 12 people have died in flash floods caused by heavy rains overnight in northern and northeastern Iraq, Erbil mayor Nabz Abdulhamid told CNN Friday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 8:59 am(NZT)

Weekend sport hit by rapid rise in Covid cases – list of games and events affected

A surge in Covid-19 cases wreaks havoc on the weekend’s sporting fixtures.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 8:39 am(NZT)

Son’s tribute to ‘bawdy, fertile matriarch’ goes viral

A son’s colourful tribute to his mother, Renay Mandel Corren, has been shared widely on social media.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 8:13 am(NZT)

TikTok says US school shooting threats not credible

Security around some US schools is stepped up in response to supposed violent threats going viral.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 8:01 am(NZT)

Ireland imposes Covid curfew on pubs

Irish ministers agree hospitality venues, cinemas and theatres should close at 20:00 from Monday.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 7:32 am(NZT)

Hamilton may be punished for boycotting FIA awards ceremony

New FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem refuses to rule out punishing Lewis Hamilton for boycotting its awards ceremony.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 6:58 am(NZT)

Anti-5G necklaces found to be dangerously radioactive

Conspiracy theories about 5G have fuelled a market for “anti-5G” accessories.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 6:38 am(NZT)

From student protester to leftist hero: Meet the shaggy-haired millennial vying for Chile’s presidency

Just ten years ago, Gabriel Boric was a student leader in the Chilean capital, rallying against the country’s privatized education system alongside thousands of other students in Santiago.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 5:59 am(NZT)

Russian troops continue to gather near Ukraine despite warnings to Moscow

Russia has continued to amass new troops near Ukraine’s border in recent days, despite President Joe Biden urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions during a virtual meeting last week.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 5:43 am(NZT)

England not beaten yet, says Stokes despite Australia dominating in Adelaide

Ben Stokes expects England to bat well on day three of the second Test despite losing two early wickets in reply to Australia’s 473-9 declared.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 3:14 am(NZT)

Czech center-right government takes office amid price rises and a Covid wave

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala’s new center-right government took office on Friday facing soaring inflation and energy costs, record budget deficits and the dragging Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 3:00 am(NZT)

Two teens slide to safety from fourth floor New York apartment fire

Watch this dramatic video of them escaping through a window and sliding down a pole to the ground.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 2:47 am(NZT)

Inflation is bad enough. One country is making it even worse

Unnerved by surging prices, the Bank of England on Thursday became the first major central bank to hike interest rates since the pandemic began. The US Federal Reserve will follow in the coming months, with three rate hikes expected next year.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 2:44 am(NZT)

Andry Rajoelina: French nationals sentenced for Madagascar coup plot

The two men are accused of planning to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina.

Source: BBC News – Home | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:36 am(NZT)

US photographer wins award for wildfire photos

The American scooped the prize for her pictures of the effects of devastating wildfires in Virginia.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 11:40 pm(NZT)

Black tech entrepreneurs struggle to find funding in Britain. Now they’re looking abroad

Black tech entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom say they have to rely on foreign investors to get their businesses off the ground.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 16 Dec 2021 | 11:04 pm(NZT)

 

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