Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Ola banned from London roads, to appeal decision

"Ola will take the opportunity to appeal this decision and in doing so, our riders and drivers can rest assured that we will continue to operate as normal, providing safe and reliable mobility for London."

UK could vaccinate less than half of its population

Rather than vaccinating everyone, the aim is to "vaccinate everyone at risk," Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce, told the Financial Times, while detailing the aim of the programme.

Tasmanian devils make a comeback

The animals have been released into the wild 3000 years after the feisty marsupials went extinct there

Britain passes 500,000 coronavirus cases

Health authorities are meanwhile drawing up a vaccination programme that prioritises elderly people and at-risk workers.

UN chief strongly condemns suicide attack at office building in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were killed and 42 others got injured in a car bombing outside a district office in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday.

Dubai to unveil world’s largest fountain on Oct 22

The Palm Fountain will have 20 bespoke shows with five different shows running daily between sunset and midnight.

NYC seeks to reinstate virus restrictions in some spots

Nearly 1,100 people have tested positive in Brooklyn in just the last four days, according to state figures.

Trump signals improving health with appearance for supporters

Health experts have complained that the messaging from the administration -- and particularly Trump's medical team -- has caused widespread confusion.

Wildfires raze dozens of homes in New Zealand

It said up to 50 structures were destroyed and conditions remained "challenging" on Monday, with 11 helicopters and nine fire crews attempting to contain the flames.

2020 Nobel season opens with medicine prize

The work of the various prize committees is shrouded in secrecy and the names of the nominees are not disclosed for 50 years, leading to rampant speculation.

2nd largest cinema chain in U.S. considers closing all theatres

Regal's British parent company Cineworld said Sunday it is considering the move. However, "fifty Regal locations are expected to keep operating during weekend hours."

Global Covid-19 cases cross 35mn mark: Johns Hopkins

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 6,549,373, while the country's death toll soared to 101,782.

4,000 Sharjah students pay eco-friendly tribute to Gandhi

Sharjah: In an eco-friendly tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary, more than 4,000 students of Sharjah Indian School made his iconic...

Johnson says UK ‘can prosper mightily’ under no-deal Brexit  

Reports suggest the talks could now continue for the rest of October, but British officials are stressing the need for clarity on whether a deal is feasible by the summit.    

Cities under fire as Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting intensifies

Azerbaijan claims to have made gains in Karabakh in recent days, with its defence ministry saying that 14 settlements have been taken as well as a strategically important plateau.
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