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Nobody takes player welfare seriously – Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he is “concerned” that “nobody really takes player welfare seriously”.

Source: BBC News – Home | 23 Dec 2021 | 12:04 am(NZT)

Covid-19: Israel plans to give fourth dose of vaccine to over-60s

A second booster would be offered to over-60s and medics as Israel prepares for an Omicron wave.

Source: BBC News – Home | 23 Dec 2021 | 12:01 am(NZT)

Myanmar: Up to 100 missing in jade mine landslide

Most of the victims are believed to be illegal jade miners prospecting for the semi-precious stone.

Source: BBC News – Home | 23 Dec 2021 | 12:01 am(NZT)

Australian Open organisers still unsure if defending champion Djokovic will play

Australian Open organisers are still unsure if defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic will play at next month’s Grand Slam.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 11:25 pm(NZT)

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos: Colorado lorry driver’s sentence sparks uproar

The 110-year prison sentence for the Colorado lorry driver sparks calls for leniency and reform.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 11:11 pm(NZT)

Labuschagne replaces Root at the top of Test batting rankings

Australian Marnus Labuschagne replaces Joe Root at the top of the International Cricket Council’s men’s Test batting rankings.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 11:07 pm(NZT)

Madagascar: Minister ‘swims for 12 hours’ after helicopter crashes at sea

Madagascar’s police minister was part of a team looking for survivors after a shipwreck.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 10:47 pm(NZT)

Bundesliga: Meet the worst team in Europe’s major top divisions

Bundesliga side Greuther Furth have made the worst start to the season out of any of Europe’s major leagues.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 10:22 pm(NZT)

Is Russia preparing to invade Ukraine? And other questions

What you need to know about Russia’s troop build-up along Ukraine’s borders.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 10:07 pm(NZT)

Myanmar jade mine landslide leaves dozens feared missing

Dozens of people are feared missing after a landslide early on Wednesday at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to a civil society group and media reports.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 9:01 pm(NZT)

Charles Lieber: Harvard professor guilty of hiding ties to Chinese programme

The US scientist reportedly received $1.5m from a Chinese university on top of his monthly pay.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 8:34 pm(NZT)

Super Typhoon Rai: BBC correspondent shows damage on Siargao Island

Take a look at the damage on Siargao Island after a powerful storm kills hundreds in the Philippines.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 8:15 pm(NZT)

Strange Christmas charity shop donations are shocking fillers

False teeth, a scorpion in formaldehyde and a lamb castrating tool feature on the bizarre gift list.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 7:19 pm(NZT)

Covid: Australian trial tests blood thinner as nasal spray

A blood-thinning drug could be sprayed as extra protection if a trial shows promise, scientists say.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 6:50 pm(NZT)

Alleged ‘koala massacre’ prompts hundreds of animal cruelty charges

Australian authorities on Wednesday charged a landowner and two companies with more than 250 counts of animal cruelty over the deaths of dozens of koalas during a clearance operation last year.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 6:48 pm(NZT)

McDonald’s faces a French fries shortage in Japan

The firm’s potato deliveries from North America are being delayed due to supply chain disruptions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 3:38 pm(NZT)

Covid-19: Israel could become the first country to give four vaccine doses

A fourth booster would be offered to over-60s and health workers as Israel prepares for Omicron wave.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 2:37 pm(NZT)

In pictures: Seven days of isolation

Photographer Richard Tymon captures seven days of isolation with his family in a hotel room in Sweden.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 2:28 pm(NZT)

The Maasai TikTokers wowing Bollywood fans

Tanzanian siblings Kili and Neema Paul lip sync perfectly in Hindi, accruing millions of followers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 1:11 pm(NZT)

Kerala school uniform: Why some Muslim groups are protesting

Muslim groups in India’s Kerala state protest after a government school allows girls to wear trousers.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 1:07 pm(NZT)

Saving Kyrgyzstan reindeer from brink of extinction

Kyrgyzstan used to be home to thousands of reindeer but now there are as few as 400 left.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 1:02 pm(NZT)

Covid Omicron: Biden buys 500m test kits to tackle surge

The US will also deploy more military medics amid fears the holiday season will spark a Covid spike.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 12:45 pm(NZT)

Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo found in China

Researchers say the fossil is at least 66 million years old and was about to hatch just like a chicken.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 12:36 pm(NZT)

Bernardeschi ends 60-game goal drought as Juve move up to fifth

Federico Bernardeschi scores his first Serie A goal in 17 months as Juventus beat Cagliari to move up to fifth.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 12:00 pm(NZT)

Sevilla 1-1 Barcelona: Gomez and Araujo score, Kounde sent off

Barcelona end a torrid 2021 in disappointing fashion with a La Liga draw at 10-man Sevilla.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 11:50 am(NZT)

Superb Nketiah hat-trick sends Arsenal into League Cup semi-finals

Eddie Nketiah scores a superb hat-trick as Arsenal see off League One Sunderland to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 10:58 am(NZT)

Irish urged to limit contact to Christmas day guests

Ireland’s chief medical officer says people should only see those they plan to spend Christmas with.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 10:48 am(NZT)

Covid Omicron: Variant will push Europe hospitals towards brink, says WHO

The UN health body’s Europe head says another storm is coming, as countries brace for a surge in cases.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 10:45 am(NZT)

Quiz of the Year, part two: What was in the news last spring?

How well do you remember the news of the past 12 months?

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 9:29 am(NZT)

Is Russia preparing to invade Ukraine? And other questions

What you need to know about Russia’s troop build-up along Ukraine’s borders.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 9:12 am(NZT)

UK Supreme Court backs Venezuela’s Guaidó, bringing him closer to gold reserves

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is one step closer to securing control of more than $1 billion dollars in gold reserves stored at the Bank of England, after Britain’s Supreme Court unequivocally recognized him as President of Venezuela on Monday evening.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 9:03 am(NZT)

Hungary’s Viktor Orban to defy EU over immigration law

PM Viktor Orban vows to stick by an asylum law the European Union’s top court deemed illegal.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 9:03 am(NZT)

Madagascar: Minister ‘swims for 12 hours’ after helicopter crashes at sea

The Madagascar police minister was part of a team looking for survivors after a boat accident.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 8:44 am(NZT)

Covid: No new restrictions in England before Christmas – Boris Johnson

But Boris Johnson says “we can’t rule out any further measures after Christmas” as Omicron spreads fast.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 8:53 am(NZT)

Udinese v Salernitana not played after visiting team fails to travel

Udinese’s match with Salernitana in Serie A does not take place as the visitors do not travel to Dacia Arena.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 8:32 am(NZT)

Ethiopian government rejects Tigrayan fighters’ ceasefire call

The leader of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region announced a withdrawal of rebel forces from neighboring areas in the country on Sunday, a move that could signal the possibility of a ceasefire after 13 months of war.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 8:12 am(NZT)

Spain international Leauma, 32, dies after fall

Spanish rugby international Kawa Leauma, 32., dies after an accidental fall following a match against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 7:23 am(NZT)

Malaysia hit by the worst floods in decades

At least 14 people have died and tens of thousands evacuated their homes after torrential rain.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 7:22 am(NZT)

US Special Envoy for Iran warns of ‘escalating crisis’ if talks fail to revive Iran nuclear deal

The time left to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is running out and raising the risk of an “escalating crisis,” the United States Special Envoy for Iran, Rob Malley, told CNN’s Becky Anderson on Tuesday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 7:15 am(NZT)

England’s Archer ruled out until summer after second operation on elbow

England fast bowler Jofra Archer is ruled out until the summer after having a second operation on his long-standing right elbow injury.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 6:58 am(NZT)

Spain police thwart raffle of Christmas hamper stuffed with drugs

Police have arrested two men allegedly trying to raffle off a “narco-basket” stuffed with drugs.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 6:28 am(NZT)

Why no team is in control of Premier League title race – Shearer analysis

Manchester City are top of the Premier League at Christmas but Liverpool and Chelsea are still right in the title race, says MOTD pundit Alan Shearer.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 5:47 am(NZT)

Ghana MPs brawl in parliament over mobile money tax

Lawmakers trade blows during a chaotic session over a proposed levy on electronic transactions.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 5:37 am(NZT)

Kosovo agrees to rent prison cells to Denmark to ease overcrowding

Denmark is due to pay €210m (£179m) over the next 10 years to rent 300 cells in the jail at Gjilan.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 5:25 am(NZT)

Covid Omicron: Biden buys 500m test kits to tackle surge

The US will also deploy more military medics amid fears the holiday season will boost a Covid spike.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 5:14 am(NZT)

Chinese ‘live-streaming queen’ hit with huge tax evasion penalty

Chinese live-stream shopping influencer Huang Wei, known as Viya, has received a $210 million penalty for tax evasion and has been kicked off social media. It’s the largest penalty ever imposed on a live-streamer, according to the Chinese state tabloid Global Times, and a sign of the Chinese government’s pressure campaign on internet celebrities.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 4:03 am(NZT)

‘England look even worse than on the last Ashes tour’

Geoff Lemon says Australians are perplexed by an England team that may be heading for a more crushing Ashes defeat than four years ago.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 2:50 am(NZT)

English Premier League sees surge in Covid-19 cases with 77% of players double jabbed

The English Premier League has seen a sharp rise in new Covid-19 cases among players as the Omicron variant continues its rapid spread through Britain.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 22 Dec 2021 | 2:48 am(NZT)

Mauritius oil spill: Captain guilty over tanker spill

The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef last year leaking about 1,000 tonnes of fuel.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 1:49 am(NZT)

Eerie Brocken spectre spotted in Peak District

The weather phenomenon appears when a large shadow of an observer is cast on to cloud or mist.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 1:42 am(NZT)

Turkish lira in comeback after new plan unveiled

The lira sees strong gains for the second day running in response to moves to strengthen the currency.

Source: BBC News – Home | 22 Dec 2021 | 12:08 am(NZT)

Princess Haya: The princess, the sheikh and the £550m divorce settlement

A UK court publishes a ruling in the divorce case of Sheikh Mohammed and his ex-wife Princess Haya.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 11:34 pm(NZT)

Boeing and Airbus warn US over 5G safety concerns

The world’s two biggest plane makers say the technology could have a negative impact on the aviation industry.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:50 pm(NZT)

Abducted Haiti missionaries describe daring escape

The group allegedly navigated by the stars as they trekked through the bush to freedom.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:43 pm(NZT)

The Matrix’s real-world legacy – from red pill incels to conspiracies and deepfakes

As The Matrix returns, we explore the enduring legacy of the franchise in culture, tech and beyond.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:34 pm(NZT)

Super Typhoon Rai: Philippines faces aftermath

The BBC’s Howard Johnson on the crisis facing Siargao Island in the Philippines, which is almost cut off.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:32 pm(NZT)

UK Supreme Court denies Maduro claim to Venezuelan gold

The ruling means only opposition leader Juan Guaidó can access Venezuelan gold reserves in the UK.

Source: BBC News – Home | 21 Dec 2021 | 10:25 pm(NZT)

Typhoon Rai death toll rises further as some areas remain cut off from help

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year surpassed 300 on Tuesday as humanitarian agencies warned the true scale of destruction remains unknown, partly because rescue workers are unable to access some disaster-hit areas.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 9:59 pm(NZT)

Why the mask mandate on planes is good for business

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly stirred up some controversy Wednesday when he suggested that wearing masks on planes did little to prevent the spread of Covid.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 21 Dec 2021 | 5:52 am(NZT)

Science reporters say new Covid-19 surge is a ‘collective issue’

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 20 Dec 2021 | 4:57 pm(NZT)

International banks in UAE to switch to Monday to Friday work week

Deutsche Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Societe Generale SA are changing to a Saturday-Sunday weekend from the New Year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is aligning its working week with most global markets.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 20 Dec 2021 | 9:35 am(NZT)

Richard Rogers, Pritzker Prize-winning British architect, dies aged 88

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, whose landmark buildings include the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the 3 World Trade Center tower in New York and London’s Millennium Dome, has died aged 88. Rogers “passed away quietly” on Saturday evening, his representative Matthew Freud of Freud Communications confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 20 Dec 2021 | 7:28 am(NZT)

20 astonishing facts about the A380 superjumbo

Beloved by passengers for its spaciousness and comfort, but disliked by airlines because of its running costs, the Airbus A380 has already entered its sunset years, even though it debuted commercially just 14 years ago.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 10:42 pm(NZT)

London bars and restaurants are shutting themselves down as Omicron rips through UK

As the Omicron variant sweeps through the United Kingdom, pushing daily coronavirus infections to their highest level on record, British businesses are shutting their doors again — but not because of government instructions.

Source: CNN.com – RSS Channel – World | 18 Dec 2021 | 1:06 am(NZT)

(12月21日) (滚动更新) 世界新闻 – 中英 Chinese/English 双语简报

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