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Austria goes back into full lockdown and makes vaccines compulsory
BBC, 19 Nov 2021
Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated will become a full national Covid lockdown, starting on Monday.
It is the first Western country to return to a full lockdown, which Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said would last a maximum of 20 days.
There will also be a legal requirement to get vaccinated from 1 February 2022.
Schallenberg is responding to record case numbers and one of the lowest vaccination levels in Western Europe.
Many other European countries are imposing restrictions as cases rise.
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The Webb telescope gazing back to the beginning of time
AFP, 09 Dec 2021
Presented as the successor of the Hubble telescope launched in 1990, the James Webb telescope is eagerly awaited by astronomers and astrophysicists around the world; it is sched...
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AP, 09 Dec 2021
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Investigating rape, slave labour and murder in South Korea’s House of Horror | 101 East
Al Jazeera, 09 Dec 2021
It is one of the darkest chapters in South Korea's post-war history, a site where thousands were allegedly enslaved, abused, raped and even killed.
Private sector vaccine mandate bad for business: Montana senator
FOX, 09 Dec 2021
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., weighs in on de Blasio's private sector
New Zealand will ban cigarette sales for future generations
Reuters, 09 Dec 2021
New Zealand plans to ban young people from ever buying cigarettes in their lifetime in one of the world's toughest crackdowns on the tobacco industry, arguing that other efforts...
The No 10 Christmas party fallout
BBC, 09 Dec 2021
Allegra Stratton has resigned as a government adviser following an angry backlash over a video of No 10 staff joking about holding a Christmas party.
Driver Found Dead While Stuck Just Feet From Niagara Falls
NBC, 09 Dec 2021
Officials in New York state say first responders attempted to rescue a 60-year-old woman who was trapped in her car just feet away from Niagara Falls.
Boris Johnson faces grilling amid Christmas party scandal
CNN, 09 Dec 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to investigate after some of his aides were caught on video joking about holding a Christmas party during Covid-19 lockdown las...
'My windows all shook': Bright light streaks across Alberta night sky with loud boom
CA, 09 Dec 2021
Albertans got a surprise light show after a bright object streaked across the night sky, accompanied by a loud boom.
London Calling: Deadly windstorm pummels U.K. with rain and snow
CBS, 09 Dec 2021
In the latest installment of London Calling, CBS News contributor Simon Bates explains why recent power outages caused by a massive windstorm are being made worse by climate cha...
Jefferies Asks Staff to Work From Home Again
Bloomberg, 09 Dec 2021
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. asked staffers to work from home as the Wall Street firm grapples with a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Mind your wokeism: 40% of Hispanic voters offended by gender-neutral ‘Latinx’
RT, 09 Dec 2021
Sooner or later, wokies would have to choose between which social group they want to offend to a lesser extent.
Press preview: Thursday's newspaper reviewed
Sky, 09 Dec 2021
Anna Botting takes a first look at Thursday's papers, with the Daily Mirror's associate editor Kevin Maguire, and the columnist for The Article, Ali Miraj.
‘This country is angry’: British MP makes powerful speech about No 10 Christmas party
Guardian, 09 Dec 2021
Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan has given a powerful and emotional
Burkina Faso Prime Minister Dabire and government dismissed • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 09 Dec 2021
In tonight’s edition: Burkina’s President dismissed Prime Minister Christophe Dabiré; more than 900 artefacts stolen from Mali are returned during a ceremony in Bamako; and we t...
Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz sworn in – What’s to expect?
DW, 09 Dec 2021
Germany has a new Chancellor. Today, the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz took the oath of office and the reins of power from Angela Merkel.
Bay High School band performing in Hawaii
WMBB, 09 Dec 2021
Bay High School band performing in Hawaii.
Japanese fashion retail billionaire Yusaku Maezawa rockets to International Space Station
SCMP, 09 Dec 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa set off towards the International Space Station (ISS) on a Ru...
Indonesia's Mount Semeru: Drone footage shows village covered by volcano ash
Telegraph, 09 Dec 2021
Drone footage taken on Wednesday December 8 captured an Indonesian village and its surrounding areas, affected by the recent eruptions of Mount Semeru, covered in mud and ash.
MPs' anger as Downing Street staff seen in leaked video joking about Christmas party
ITV, 09 Dec 2021
Many Conservative MPs are furious after ITV News published a