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Two cases of new variant of Covid detected in UK
BBC, 27 Nov 2021
Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary has said.
Sajid Javid said the UK Health Security Agency had detected cases in Chelmsford, Essex, and in Nottingham.
He said the cases were linked and the two people were self-isolating alongside their households while more tests and contact tracing take place.
The new variant has also been identified in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel.
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Ice maze provides frosty fun for Minnesotans
AFP, 24 Jan 2022
Minnesotans make the most of the cold winter weather at a huge ice maze in Stillwater, US.
Senegal local elections seen as a test for president, opposition
Al Jazeera, 24 Jan 2022
In Senegal, delayed local elections are taking place. The vote is seen as a test for President Macky Sall as well as the opposition.
Why former Trump advisers think his legal woes won't hurt him
CNN, 23 Jan 2022
Despite a week of mounting legal woes, former Trump advisers David Urban and Alyssa Farah Griffin tell CNN's Dana Bash that the former President shouldn't be worried.
Burkina Faso denies coup after heavy gunfire in barracks
DW, 23 Jan 2022
The government of Burkina Faso has called for calm after mutinying soldiers demanded more support for their fight against Islamist militants and the resignation of military lead...
Hong Kong hamster tests COVID-19 positive
Reuters, 23 Jan 2022
Hong Kong authorities said one hamster surrendered by pet owners tested positive for COVID-19 and that over 2,200 hamsters had been culled #News #Reuters #HongKong #Hamster Subs...
Sen. Blackburn on Biden admin: The more people learn, ‘the less they like it’
FOX, 23 Jan 2022
Sen. Blackburn: The more people learn about the Biden admin, ‘the less they like it’ Sen.
UK warns Russian government will face ‘serious consequences’ if Ukraine is invaded
BBC, 23 Jan 2022
The UK has accused Russia’s President Vladimir Putin of plotting to install a pro-Moscow figure to lead Ukraine's government.
Full Panel: White House Plans A 'Reset In Messaging' For Biden's Second Year
NBC, 23 Jan 2022
Kristen Welker, Peter Baker, Symone Sanders and former Rep. Carlos
Cross Canada Spotlight: an owl rescue, a 90-year-old curler and more
CA, 23 Jan 2022
The Cross Canada Spotlight is a weekly segment hosted by Mike Arsenault that features a handful of the most interesting and entertaining stories produced across the Global News ...
England's Children’s Commissioner expresses concerns for children's attendance in schools.
Sky, 23 Jan 2022
England's Children's Commissioner, Rachel de Souza, has expressed her concerns for children's attendance in schools.
Director Robert Greene on using drama to help abuse victims
AP, 23 Jan 2022
Director Robert Greene's "Procession" documentary gives an insight into using drama therapy to help six abused men deal with their trauma.
Saudi-led coalition denies targeting prison in Saada
CGTN, 23 Jan 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-01-23/Saudi-led-coalition-denies-targeting-prison-in-Saada-173LRSz0ize/index.html The Saudi-led coalition has denied targeting a prison...
Nusrat Ghani’s Islamophobia claims 'incredibly serious’, says Raab
Guardian, 23 Jan 2022
A Conservative MP who says she was told by a government whip that she had lost her ministerial role because her Muslim faith was 'making colleagues uncomfortable' should make a ...
Stockholm Flooded With Protesters Decrying COVID Restrictions
RT, 23 Jan 2022
Massive crowds of demonstrators marched through the Swedish capital, protesting against anti-COVID rules.
UK accuses Moscow of seeking to install pro-Russia government in Kyiv • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 23 Jan 2022
Britain on Saturday alleged that it had information that Moscow was "looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv" as fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine grow.
M&M characters redesigned for a "more dynamic, progressive world," Mars announces.
CBS, 23 Jan 2022
M&M's iconic characters have gotten a modern makeover. The redesign is focused on creating a sense of belonging and community, Mars announced.
NHS workers and anti-vax protesters demonstrate against mandatory jabs for health staff
ITV, 23 Jan 2022
Crowds of anti-Covid vaccine protesters and NHS staff have taken
Coronavirus: ‘exponential’ outbreak of Omicron triggers lockdowns in Hong Kong housing blocks
SCMP, 22 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Hong Kong health authorities have ordered a five-day lockdown for a second block of flats in a pu...
Blinken warns Russia's Lavrov about the consequences of invading Ukraine
Telegraph, 22 Jan 2022
Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said a 90-minute consultation with Anthony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, on Friday had been "constructive" and “useful” but ha...
Trust the science: Jim Jordan slams the beautiful promises with the ugly facts
Global Report, 22 Jan 2022
There are 3 times more people vaccinated this year than last year, and there are 4 times more virus-infected and 3 times more virus-related deaths this year comparing to last year.