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England's hospitals could be overwhelmed without new tier system

England's hospitals could be overwhelmed without new tier system

Hospitals in England risk being overwhelmed if lawmakers do not support the government's new plan for restrictions, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Saturday.

Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital

Ethiopian forces begin offensive on Tigray capital

Ethiopian government forces began an offensive to capture the regional capital Mekelle in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Saturday, said a diplomat in direct contact with residents, and the leader of Tigrayan forces.

Cash and Carrie: US sanctioned Hong Kong leader has no bank account

Cash and Carrie: US sanctioned Hong Kong leader has no bank account

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.

Thousands of protesting Indian farmers and police face-off at New Delhi border

Thousands of protesting Indian farmers and police face-off at New Delhi border

India deployed hundreds of police and paramilitary forces at a New Delhi border on Saturday as thousands of farmers from neighbouring states blocked major roads into the capital, in protest against recent agricultural deregulation.

UK's sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

UK's sole hydrogen car maker bets on green revolution

Hydrogen-powered car manufacturer Riversimple is hoping to steal a march on competitors ahead of Britain's promised "green revolution" that would see petrol-powered cars banned within 10 years.

Allowing border agents to question Huawei CFO before her arrest was best, officer testifies

Allowing border agents to question Huawei CFO before her arrest was best, officer testifies

A Canadian police officer stationed at the Vancouver airport who rejected a plan to arrest Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on the plane she arrived on two years ago

UK presses on with Oxford jab amid trial data questions

UK presses on with Oxford jab amid trial data questions

Britain gave AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine a vote of confidence yesterday when it asked its regulator to assess it for a rollout after experts raised questions about trial data and the company said it may run another study to gauge the shot’s efficacy.

Cher in Pakistan to send off Kaavan the elephant

Cher in Pakistan to send off Kaavan the elephant

American singer Cher is in Pakistan to send off Kaavan, the elephant she has spent years trying to free, before it is moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia tomorrow.

WHO: Nations with falling Covid cases must stay alert

WHO: Nations with falling Covid cases must stay alert

Even if countries see a fall in coronavirus cases, they need to stay vigilant, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s technical lead for Covid-19, said yesterday.

French officers detained amid fury over violence

French officers detained amid fury over violence

French authorities have detained four officers suspected of beating and racially abusing a black music producer in Paris in a case that has shocked President Emmanuel Macron and drawn outrage from celebrities and sports stars.

Delhi police relents, allows farmers to stage protest

Delhi police relents, allows farmers to stage protest

New Delhi police yesterday agreed to let thousands of farmers stage a peaceful protest inside the capital after initially blocking demonstrators on the outskirts and firing tear gas and water cannon at them.

Court dismisses Trump's claim that election was unfair

Court dismisses Trump's claim that election was unfair

A federal appeals court on Friday flatly dismissed President Donald Trump's claim that the election was unfair and refused to freeze Joe Biden's win in the key state of Pennsylvania.

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