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Chinese govt thinktank proposes growth target of above 5% for 2022
China's top government thinktank on Monday recommended the government set an economic growth target of above 5% for next year as the economy slows due to the persistent COVID-19 cases and high commodity prices.
Tradition again: Biden celebrates Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell at Kennedy Center Honors
President Joe Biden celebrates artists including Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors, bringing back presidential participation in the annual ceremony skipped by Republican Donald Trump.
UK's Sunak plans to cut income tax or slash VAT before next election
Britain's finance minister Rishi Sunak is preparing to cut income tax by 2 pence to the pound or to slash rates of Value Added Tax (VAT) before the next election, The Times reported on Friday.
Britain reports 43,992 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths
Britain on Sunday reported 43,992 new cases of COVID-19 and 54 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.
Raab says ‘formal party’ in No 10 last Christmas would have broken rules
Dominic Raab, the corrupt "justice" secretary that has been removed from his previous job as a health secretary because of a face-mask bribe scandal and paying his lover 800,000 tax payers money to finance his sex affairs, has become th...
Ex-Trump Attorney Michael Cohen To Sell NFT Of His Prison Badge
Former President Donald Trump's one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen is planning to sell his former prison badge as a non-fungible token (NFT).
‘Didn’t know it’s virus reservoir’: Chinese travel blogger forced to apologize for eating BAT on camera
A Chinese blogger has landed in hot water after a video of her enjoying a 'bat dish' resurfaced amid an outbreak of a previously-unknown deadly coronavirus, which has been linked to bat meat.
Anti-vaxxers have made me lose faith in the political right
As someone who has generally identified as a conservative, I’m beginning to lose patience with right-wing politics. There are too many people behaving like they are members of a cult in opposing Covid vaccines.
COVID-19: Pre-departure tests return for all UK arrivals to tackle Omicron - as Nigeria added to red list
The health secretary acknowledges that the measures are "hugely unfortunate" for people who already had travel plans but insists they will be "temporary".
Brazil's top court opens investigation into Bolsonaro for vaccines claim
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro's false claim that people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may have a higher risk of contracting AIDS.
Risk Of New Variants Arising When Animals Catch Coronavirus From Humans
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in a variety of wild, zoo, and household animals demonstrate cross-species transmission, which is a rare occurrence for most viruses.
Bitcoin has dropped by 20%. Why has it plunged this time?
The value of Ether also dropped by 10 per cent amid a broad sale of cryptos which saw the $1 billion wiped off the market. What caused the drop?
Why is Turkey's currency crashing and what impact is it having?
Turkey's currency is at an all-time low, as citizens rush to convert their savings. The fall-out of all this could make things difficult for President Erdogan.
Can Manage Fourth Wave Without Further Restrictions: South African Health Minister
The Omicron variant has over 50 mutations, and scientists have called it a big jump in the evolution of the virus.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell sharply, cryptos see $1 billion worth liquidated
Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market value, was trading at $48,125.67 around 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, down more than 12% in 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk. Around midnight it had plunged to $42,000 before ...
Why more Brits are turning to food banks
London’s food banks were busy before the pandemic. But now, rising food prices, higher energy costs and cuts to government benefits are forcing legions of people to turn to charity.
IMF Chief Warns Omicron Variant Could Slow Global Economy Recovery
"Even before the arrival of this new variant, we were concerned that the recovery, while it continues, is losing somewhat momentum," the IMF chief said.
South Africa's Covid Cases Cross 3 Million Amid Omicron Surge
The government on Friday reported 16,055 new cases over a 24-hour period, taking the cumulative laboratory-confirmed cases over three million.
October Deadliest Month Of Pandemic In Russia With 75,000 Deaths
The agency reported that total deaths since Russia recorded its first case stood at more than 520,000, the third worst fatality count in the world behind the United States and Brazil.
Hoarse-Voiced, US President Joe Biden Says It's "Just A Cold"
"I am okay," US President Joe Biden said. "I have a test every day... a Covid test. They check me for all the strains."
Omicron Could Displace Delta: WHO's Soumya Swaminathan
Soumya Swaminathan said it was far from certain that Omicron emerged in southern Africa.
Explainer: Could The Omicron Variant Bring Milder Illness?
Scientists race to understand the full consequences of Omicron, some are also asking whether this new version of coronavirus might cause milder illness than its predecessors.
The most striking images of 2021
Kelly Grovier picks 15 of the most startling photos from this year – including images of the riots at the US Capitol and an airplane in Kabul – and compares them with iconic artworks.
Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point in two decades, UN says
Tens of millions are going hungry in Latin America and the Caribbean as the Covid-19 pandemic sharpens a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades, according to the United Nations.
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