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Africa’s week in pictures: 10 – 16 December 2021

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 3:01 pm(NZT)

Tania Mendoza: Mexican actress shot dead while waiting for son

Tania Mendoza was outside a football academy when a gunman shot her multiple times before escaping.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 2:59 pm(NZT)

Huntsman spider interrupts Australian Covid press briefing

Queensland’s health minister remained calm after a journalist said a spider was crawling on her.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 2:38 pm(NZT)

How billionaires pay less tax than you

Corporate giants use a mantra known as Buy Borrow Die to avoid paying income tax, say analysts.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 2:36 pm(NZT)

How Russia tries to censor Western social media

Western social media companies face huge fines as Russia pressures them to remove content it objects to.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 2:13 pm(NZT)

US Congress passes import ban on Chinese Uyghur region

The bill overcame opposition from Coca-Cola, Nike and Apple and an initial lack of White House support.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 2:03 pm(NZT)

Russia Ukraine: EU warns Moscow of ‘severe cost’ of aggression

Leaders say aggression will result in “massive consequences” including new economic sanctions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 2:01 pm(NZT)

Burnley’s Pastor Mick: ‘If I lock this door, he dies’

Emergency mental health referrals are soaring in East Lancashire – and in Burnley, former drug dealer Pastor Mick is offering a lifeline to those who can’t always get the support they need.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 1:47 pm(NZT)

Biden grants Medal of Honor to first black soldier since Vietnam

Sgt Alwyn Cashe was among three US veterans to receive the highest US military award from the president.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 1:12 pm(NZT)

Tech trends 2022: Starships and missing chips

From giant rockets to new ways to heat your home, a look at the technology that will emerge in 2022.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

I don’t see benefit in stopping Premier League over Covid, says Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he cannot see the benefit of stopping the Premier League over rising Covid cases.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 12:38 pm(NZT)

US panel recommends J&J shots be sidelined after clot deaths

Nine people have died from extremely rare side effects linked to Johnson & Johnson’s jab.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 12:20 pm(NZT)

Chelsea 1-1 Everton: Jarrad Branthwaite equaliser gives Toffees hard-earned point

Chelsea miss a chance to move two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City as a depleted Everton side earn a superb point.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 12:16 pm(NZT)

Remaining missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released by gang, says justice minister

The remaining 12 hostages kidnapped by an armed gang in Haiti two months ago were released Thursday, according to the country’s justice minister.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 17 Dec 2021 | 12:14 pm(NZT)

Philippines typhoon Rai: Month-old baby rescued in a tub

Thousands have been evacuated as the storm brought 165km/h (103 mph) winds and heavy rain.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 12:04 pm(NZT)

Brexit: UK signs free trade deal with Australia

Ministers say it will unlock £10.4bn of trade, but UK farmers have concerns about being undercut.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 11:30 am(NZT)

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: ‘False memory’ expert testifies for defence

Defence attorneys say Ms Maxwell’s accusers fell prey to money, manipulation and lapses in memory.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 11:30 am(NZT)

Meta bans surveillance-for-hire firms for targeting users

Facebook’s owner is to alert about 50,000 people in more than 100 countries about “malicious” actions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 11:28 am(NZT)

Chris Noth: Two women accuse Sex And The City actor of sexual assault

The Sex And The City actor denies assaulting the women in 2004 and 2015.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 11:27 am(NZT)

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United: Mohamed Salah scores as hosts close gap at top

Mohamed Salah scores his 22nd goal of the season as Liverpool close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City with a comfortable win over Newcastle.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 11:19 am(NZT)

 

England & Wales get tough Nations League draws

England will face Italy, who beat them in the Euro 2020 final, and Germany in the group stage of the 2022-23 Nations League, while Wales are drawn in the same group as Belgium and the Netherlands.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 9:28 am(NZT)

Hamilton has ‘every reason’ to return next season – Verstappen

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton has every reason to return to Formula 1 next year despite his unhappiness over the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 9:27 am(NZT)

Premier League games postponed because of Covid

Half of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures are now off after four more games are postponed because of Covid-19 outbreaks.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 8:55 am(NZT)

UK Covid cases hit record as booster drive continues

Omicron could peak fast but subside sooner than past strains, England’s chief medical officer says.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 8:24 am(NZT)

RAF Typhoon jet shoots down ‘small hostile drone’ in Syria

It is the first time the RAF has shot down enemy aircraft since the Falklands nearly 40 years ago.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 8:16 am(NZT)

Millipede with more legs than any known animal discovered in Australia

The millipede, discovered in Australia, has more than 1,300 legs and is believed to live on fungi.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 8:00 am(NZT)

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Defence attorneys begin arguments

A spokesperson for Ms Maxwell said on Wednesday she is “too fragile” to testify in her own defence.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 7:27 am(NZT)

Remaining missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released by gang, says justice minister

The remaining 12 hostages kidnapped by an armed gang in Haiti two months ago were released Thursday, according to the country’s justice minister.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 17 Dec 2021 | 6:38 am(NZT)

Haiti kidnappers release remaining missionaries

The missionaries from the US and Canada were abducted in mid-October by a powerful crime gang.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 6:22 am(NZT)

Ex-McDonald’s boss to repay $105m over staff relationships

The fast food chain claimed that Steve Easterbrook had lied about three sexual relationships with employees.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 5:34 am(NZT)

British or Irish reached remote Faroe Islands before Vikings

People from Britain or Ireland may have reached the remote Faroe Islands before the Vikings.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 5:05 am(NZT)

Claudette Colvin: Civil rights pioneer has record cleared

Claudette Colvin was the first person to be arrested for challenging Montgomery’s bus segregation policy

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 5:05 am(NZT)

Brazil wildfires killed 17 million animals – study

‘Body count’ study gives first estimate of animals killed in wildfires in Brazil’s Pantanal wetland.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 5:05 am(NZT)

TikToker Demi Skipper trades up from a hairpin to a house

Demi Skipper started with a hairpin and traded it up until she got a house.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 5:04 am(NZT)

Australia bouncy castle fall: Five children killed and four others injured

Four others are badly injured after wind blew the castle into the air, causing them to fall 10m.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 4:54 am(NZT)

More Premier League game postponed

Manchester United announced on Thursday that their Premier League home fixture against Brighton, to be played on Saturday, has been postponed due to “the number of players and support staff having to isolate due to Covid-19”.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 17 Dec 2021 | 4:23 am(NZT)

‘The Ashes are on the line only one day into the second Test’

There have only been five days’ cricket in the Ashes, but England already face being overwhelmed by Australia, writes Stephan Shemilt.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 3:57 am(NZT)

Covid: France to drastically restrict travel from UK

Non-residents will need compelling reasons to travel, as France tries to slow the spread of Omicron.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 3:45 am(NZT)

France shuts out UK tourists over Omicron concerns

UK travelers are to be banned from traveling to France for tourism and will instead be required to present a “compelling reason” to enter the country.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 17 Dec 2021 | 2:32 am(NZT)

Turkey cuts interest rates despite spiralling inflation

The move by the central bank comes despite big price rises and a slump in the country’s currency.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 1:50 am(NZT)

Super Typhoon Rai slams the Philippines

Tens of thousands of people have evacuated their homes in the Philippines as the archipelago braces for Super Typhoon Rai, known locally as Odette, which is expected to pass through the southern and central portions of the country on Thursday afternoon.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 17 Dec 2021 | 1:15 am(NZT)

Forget Elf on a Shelf, here’s Santa on a ladder…

This Santa Claus in Lima, Peru, uses a special way to deliver presents to children with Covid.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 1:03 am(NZT)

Brentford boss Frank wants weekend Premier League games called off

Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes this weekend’s Premier League games and the League Cup ties next week should be cancelled because of Covid-19.

Source: BBC News – Home | 17 Dec 2021 | 12:09 am(NZT)

(12月16日) (滚动更新) 世界新闻 – 中英 Chinese/English 双语简报

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