Tighter national rules considered to combat Covid

Tighter national rules considered to combat Covid

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Image copyright Reuters New England-wide measures which could see hospitality businesses forced to shut are being considered by the UK government to try to slow a second surge of coronavirus cases.A short period of national rules- a "circuit break" of a few weeks - could be announced in the next week, BBC political editor Laura…
Tesla driver charged over ‘napping while speeding’

Tesla driver charged over ‘napping while speeding’

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Image copyright Alberta RCMP Image caption The car had been driving along a highway near Ponoka in Alberta A Canadian man has been charged with dangerous driving for allegedly taking a nap while his self-driving Tesla car clocked up more than 90mph (150km/h).Police said both front seats were fully reclined, and the driver and passenger…
Netflix Cheer star ‘produced child sex images’

Netflix Cheer star ‘produced child sex images’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prosecutors say Jerry Harris could face up to 30 years in prison Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris, one of the stars of the Netflix documentary series Cheer, has been arrested and charged with producing child sex images.Mr Harris, 21, allegedly enticed an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos…
Coronavirus: Football team loses 37-0 in socially distanced match

Coronavirus: Football team loses 37-0 in socially distanced match

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Publishedduration1 hour agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionRipdorf fielded the minimum number of players needed to avoid paying a fineA German football team lost 37-0 to their local rivals after fielding only seven players who socially distanced throughout the match. Ripdorf fielded the minimum number of players on Sunday because their opponents SV Holdenstedt II came into…
Barack Obama to release memoir after US election

Barack Obama to release memoir after US election

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The memoir will be released on 17 November, two weeks after the US presidential election Former US President Barack Obama has announced the publication date of the first half of his memoirs.Mr Obama - the first black president and husband of Michelle Obama - said the book would "try…
Coronavirus: New restrictions in north-east England

Coronavirus: New restrictions in north-east England

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Publishedduration37 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionThe Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham council areas are affectedAlmost two million people in north-east England will be banned from mixing with other households and pubs will close early as coronavirus cases rise.Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the temporary restrictions will be in place from…
Why fires in Siberia threaten us all

Why fires in Siberia threaten us all

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Wildfires in Siberia have been releasing record amounts of greenhouse gases, scientists say, contributing to global warming. The fires, fuelled by abnormally high temperatures, have been burning as far north as the Arctic Circle. BBC Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg travelled to the remote Yakutia region, in northeastern Russia, to gauge the effects of climate change,…
Alexei Navalny’s aides say ‘nerve agent’ found on bottle in hotel room

Alexei Navalny’s aides say ‘nerve agent’ found on bottle in hotel room

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Publishedduration57 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionAlexei Navalny posted a photo from his hospital bed in Germany on WednesdayTraces of the nerve agent allegedly used to poison Russian politician Alexei Navalny were found on a bottle in the hotel room where he stayed before falling ill, his team has said.Mr Navalny collapsed on a flight in Siberia…
Lesbos: Greek police move migrants to new camp after Moria fire

Lesbos: Greek police move migrants to new camp after Moria fire

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Publishedduration18 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionMigrants have been sleeping rough for a week since the Moria blazePolice on the Greek island of Lesbos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the fire-gutted Moria camp to a new tent city nearby.Seventy female officers in protective suits were flown in to organise the transfer of women and…
Covid: Trump contradicts his top aide on vaccine and masks

Covid: Trump contradicts his top aide on vaccine and masks

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SummaryUS President Donald Trump contradicts the head of the main health agency over vaccines and masksMr Trump says a vaccine would be available "immediately" - and not as late as mid-2021He also denied Centers for Disease Control director Dr Robert Redfield's suggestion that masks could be more important than a vaccineUK PM Boris Johnson speaks…