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Twitter ends COVID-19 “misinformation” policy
"Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the company stated on its transparency page for coronavirus misinformation. Additionally, the COVID-19 policy is no longer listed o...
Brexit has intensified UK doctor shortages, finds study
Brexit has worsened doctor shortages in the UK, according to a study published on Sunday.
No10: ‘Beating’ by police in China of BBC journalist is shocking and unacceptable
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly tweeted: ‘Media freedom and freedom to protest must be respected. No country is exempt’
China Arrests BBC Journalist Covering Covid Protests
The BBC said on Sunday one of its journalists in China had been arrested and beaten by police while covering protests against the country's zero-Covid policy.
North of England faces rail chaos, warns business lobby
Business leaders in the north of England are warning rail services could "collapse into utter chaos" by January unless the government takes action.
I'm a Celebrity: 'Matt Hancock should let someone else be our MP'
Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock surpassed expectations to reach the final day of ITV's I'm A Celebrity and come third in a public vote. But has his popularity on a reality TV show impressed people in his West Suffolk constituency, a...
Fauci on Covid lab leak theory: ‘I have a completely open mind’
He also criticized China's Covid-19 response as “shutdowns without a seeming purpose.”
King of the jungle? 7 ‘highlights’ of Matt Hancock’s UK reality TV romp
British politics reaches its ultimate form as a scandal-hit ex-Cabinet minister spends weeks in the Australian jungle eating cow’s anus for ‘I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here.’
Middle East Asia-Pacific to account for 58% of global air passengers by 2040: ACI
Air passenger demand is likely to double globally over the next 20 years, with Asia-Pacific and the Middle East accounting for 58 percent of the volume, according to a report by Airports Council International.
Air pollution kills 238,000 Europeans prematurely
Fine particle air pollution led to 238,000 premature deaths in the European Union in 2020, the bloc's environmental watchdog said Thursday – a slight rise from the previous year.
PHOTOS: Inside the $3 million DC townhouse where FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's brother hosted parties for his COVID-19 nonprofit
Sam Bankman-Fried's younger brother threw cocktail parties for DC's biggest politicians in the multimillion dollar townhouse prior to FTX's collapse.
Matt Hancock reaches the I'm A Celebrity final
Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock could be named the winner of ITV's I'm A Celebrity on Sunday night.
Rail reform needed before workers' pay increases, says transport secretary
Striking rail workers need to accept reforms to see their pay increase, the transport secretary has said.
'End the lockdown': Protests in China after 10 killed in apartment block fire during strict COVID restrictions
There are claims fire engines were blocked by pandemic control barriers or by cars stranded after their owners were put in quarantine.
China’s Xinjiang sees protests against COVID lockdown
Local authorities to partially and progressively ease lockdown in ‘low risk’ areas, CNN reports.
World Cup: Wales fans drunk on atmosphere in Qatar
Some couples are paying more for a beer than a meal for two at the World Cup.
Rare protests in China as fatal fire collides with zero-COVID fatigue
China is the only major country still fighting COVID with lockdowns and mass testing but, after living with extreme restrictions for months, many citizens have had enough.
China stands to win a transatlantic trade war, EU minister says
‘A subsidy rally is a very dangerous game,’ says Czech trade minister.
Chinese citizens are revolting against the new COVID lockdown and clash with COVID police ...
Meta Report: US Military Behind Online Influence Campaign Targeting Central Asia, Middle East
Facebook parent company said people behind the operation 'attempted to conceal their identities,' but its probe found 'links to individuals associated with US military'
Annual UK net migration hits record
Net migration to the UK rose to a record of around 504,000 in the year to June 2022, official statistics showed on Thursday, driven by an increase in the number of non-EU nationals.
Councils paying millions more for temporary accommodation in social housing shortage
The latest government figures show the number of families with children living in temporary accommodation in England, outside London, has risen by more than 20%.
UK car production returns to growth - but still below pre-COVID levels
The number of cars produced for the UK market was up 12.5% and the number made for overseas was up 6.3%.
Covid-19 It’s no longer a pandemic of the unvaccinated
For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.
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