Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
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Killing of MP Sir David Amess was terrorist incident, police say
BBC, 16 Oct 2021
UK PM Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer have laid flowers at the scene of the stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
Police are treating the attack as a terrorist incident, which may be linked to Islamist extremism. A 25-year-old British man is being held on suspicion of murder.
Sir David had been holding one of his regular Friday meetings with his constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church when he was stabbed multiple times.
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Napoli unveil Maradona anniversary statue
Reuters, 30 Nov 2021
Napoli unveiled a statue of club great Diego Maradona to mark the first anniversary of his death at the start of their Serie A match against Lazio on Sunday.
Biden: New variant cause for concern, 'not panic'
AP, 30 Nov 2021
President Joe Biden calls the new COVID-19 variant omicron a cause for concern but “not a cause for panic" and said he was not considering any widespread U.S.
Dr. Makary: COVID variants will be with us 'forever'
FOX, 30 Nov 2021
Fox News contributor Dr. Marty Makary discusses the omicron variant and the subsequent government response.
Venezuelan migrants travel through desert to reach Chile
BBC, 30 Nov 2021
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans escaping poverty and violence at home are risking their lives to travel south to Chile.
Remembering Stephen Sondheim
NYT, 30 Nov 2021
In a never-before-seen interview, Stephen Sondheim sat down with The New York Times in June 2008 to talk about his life, career and accomplishments.
India's farmers celebrate after repeal of controversial agriculture reform laws
CA, 30 Nov 2021
Farmers celebrated in New Delhi on Monday after India’s parliament voted to repeal controversial farm laws that would have deregulated the agriculture industry.
Driverless 'Robo Taxis' to hit South Korea's streets
Al Jazeera, 30 Nov 2021
For decades self-driving cars have been touted as the future of road transport. But the road towards success has been paved with setbacks.
Fox News suggests Democrats invented Omicron variant
CNN, 30 Nov 2021
As the country waits to see the potential impact of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, Fox News and Republican lawmakers are already suggesting that the variant is a political ploy b...
Biden: Omicron Variant Is 'Cause For Concern, Not A Cause For Panic'
NBC, 30 Nov 2021
President Biden delivered remarks on the omicron variant of Covid-19 and assured Americans that although it is a cause for concern, it is "not a cause for panic." The president ...
Sudan protesters doubt post-coup deal between military and Hamdok
DW, 30 Nov 2021
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok says he has dismissed the country's police chiefs, in response to a brutal crackdown on protesters.
Biden gives update on Omicron COVID variant | full video
CBS, 30 Nov 2021
President Biden delivered remarks on the new COVID-19 variant known as Omicron as scientists work to determine how transmissible the new strain is and how effective vaccines are...
Botswana LGBTQ community celebrates after historic gay rights win
AFP, 30 Nov 2021
The LGBTQ community in Botswana celebrates after the government
Live: Enjoy picturesque view of Tianchi Lake in northwest China's Xinjiang
CGTN, 29 Nov 2021
Tianchi Lake, which literally means "heavenly lake" in Chinese, is located about 100 kilometers east of Urumqi City, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Iran nuclear talks to resume, Tehran 'determined' to salvage deal • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 29 Nov 2021
International talks on #Iran's #nuclear programme will restart on Monday after a five-month hiatus with Tehran saying it is "determined" to reach a deal but analysts predicting ...
How Taliban deals with Afghanistan drug addicts
RT, 29 Nov 2021
Taliban promised a 'narcotics-free' Afghanistan, but still has to deal with at least 11% of its population being addicted to drugs.
Omicron: What We Know, What We Don't Know
Bloomberg, 29 Nov 2021
Bloomberg Intelligence's Sam Fazeli answers key questions about the omicron variant, vaccine efficacy, and transmissibility.
Nicola Sturgeon holds Covid briefing after Scotland announces six Omicron cases – watch live
Guardian, 29 Nov 2021
The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, gives a briefing after six
In full: Nicola Sturgeon calls for tougher travel restrictions as omicron 'spreads in community'
Telegraph, 29 Nov 2021
Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister, called for a four-nations approach to the omicron risk.
Explorer completes 50-day Amazon mountain trek
Sky, 29 Nov 2021
Adventurer Lucy Shepherd sought to be the first person to traverse Earth's last remaining unexplored wilderness.
Hot and spicy! Chinese facility produces millions of chilli peppers a year
SCMP, 29 Nov 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube In North China’s Zhaoxiong village, millions of chilli peppers are manufactured each year.