Sunday, Dec 05, 2021
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Warning as majority of UK’s Black Friday ‘deals’ are found to be fake
BBC, 23 Nov 2021
More than 90% of Black Friday deals were the same price or cheaper in the six months before the sales event last year, a consumer association has found.
An investigation by Which? told shoppers to make sure the discounts were "truly genuine" ahead of this year's sales.
It said 184 out of 201 items from six retailers, which included Amazon and John Lewis, were priced the same or cheaper before Black Friday in 2020.
Trading standards warned a deal "may not be what it's all cracked up to be".
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Maine police department offers $20,000 signing bonus for new hires amid shortages
FOX, 05 Dec 2021
Brewer police chief Jason Moffitt joined 'Fox & Friends Weekend' to discuss the incentives offered to attract new hires, including a $20,000 signing bonus.
Indonesia volcano toll rises as search for missing continues
Al Jazeera, 05 Dec 2021
The death toll following the eruption of Indonesia’s Semeru volcano has risen to 13, officials said, as rescuers searched villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors.
Alice's 'Wonderland' figures light up Belgian zoo
Reuters, 05 Dec 2021
Giant characters from ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ light up Antwerp Zoo in Belgium.
Live: Enjoy stunning view of Baerluke National Nature Reserve in northwest China's Xinjiang
CGTN, 05 Dec 2021
Baerluke National Nature Reserve is located at Yumin County and Toli County, Tacheng Region, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Pope Francis visits migrants on Greek island of Lesbos
DW, 05 Dec 2021
Pope Francis has called Europe's neglect of refugees the "shipwreck of civilization," urging governments to do more to protect them.
Not quite Skynet: delivery robots get stuck in 1 inch of snow
RT, 05 Dec 2021
Who would have guessed that the way to defeat a future robot uprising would be some mildly inclement weather? It certainly worked in the Estonian capital Tallinn, where snow saw...
Raab says ‘formal party’ in No 10 last Christmas would have broken UK Covid rules
Guardian, 05 Dec 2021
A formal party' in Downing Street in December 2020 would have been contrary to guidance, the justice secretary has admitted, saying it would have been ;the wrong thing to do'.
Pope leaves the Greek island of Lesbos after a short visit
AFP, 05 Dec 2021
Pope Francis leaves the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, after calling the neglect of migrants the "shipwreck of civilisation".
Pope Francis calls neglect of migrants the 'shipwreck of civilisation' • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 05 Dec 2021
Pope Francis on Sunday returned to the island of Lesbos, the migration flashpoint he first visited in 2016, calling the neglect of migrants the "shipwreck of civilisation".
Social care 'gradually falling over'
Sky, 05 Dec 2021
Jeremy Richardson, chief executive of the Four Seasons Health Group, says the government has not done enough to reform social care.
Pre-departure Covid-19 tests reintroduced for anyone travelling to the UK
Telegraph, 05 Dec 2021
Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests before coming to – or returning to – the UK, despite the Transport Secretary warning that such ...
The acting alpacas that are retiring from public life
BBC, 05 Dec 2021
Ben and Jerry have starred in Star Wars, in gangster films and featured in fashion shoots but they’re retiring from the limelight.
Ukrainians tense at frontline amid troop build-up
AP, 05 Dec 2021
Ukrainian soldiers at the frontline with rebel-controlled areas say they are ready to fight back Russian aggression amid reports of a build-up of troops at the border.
Nightly News Full Broadcast - December 4th
NBC, 05 Dec 2021
Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect arraigned in court, unprecedented charges in Michigan high school shooting, and Omicron variant spreads across the U.S.
Josephine Baker becomes 1st Black woman inducted into France's Pantheon
CA, 05 Dec 2021
American entertainer Josephine Baker spent much of her career in Europe and during World War II - but her performances were merely a cover for her work as a spy.
Acosta on Supreme Court: Americans voted for 'The West Wing' and got 'That '70s Show'
CNN, 05 Dec 2021
CNN's Jim Acosta takes a look at the conservative breakdown of the US Supreme Court amidst debate about the nation's abortion and gun rights.
Parents of teenager accused of Michigan school shooting deny involuntary manslaughter
ITV, 05 Dec 2021
The parents of a teenager charged with killing four students
Friendship is free: The beloved surplus store saved by New Yorkers
SCMP, 05 Dec 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Henry Yao thought he would have to give up and shutter Ar...
Michigan school shooting suspect and his parents isolated at same jail, sheriff says
CBS, 05 Dec 2021
James and Jennifer Crumbley were arrested in Detroit early Saturday morning and are now being held at the same jail as their son, who is the suspect in the Oxford High School sh...
Lara Trump: Democratic policies destroying once-great American cities
FOX, 05 Dec 2021
'The Big Saturday Show' co-hosts take Biden and Psaki to task for crime and the omicron travel bans.