Belarus ‘ready’ to receive nuclear weapons from Russia, Lukashenko says in warning to Nato

Relations between Belarus and EU at all-time low due to ongoing migrant crisis


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2,700 people are ordered to stay in their homes for five-day Covid lockdown in Hong Kong
Nearly 3,000 residents at a Hong Kong housing estate will be confined to their homes for five days, authorities announced Friday.
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Is The White Company’s silk-stuffed pillow a shortcut to bedtime bliss? We found out
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Chelsea FC XI vs Tottenham: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, injuries and Covid latest
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French cannibal who ate victim with white beans attacks again after escape from custody
Jeremy Rimbaud, an Afghanistan veteran, had escaped from a psychiatric unit
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Kate and Prince William's 'relief' as Cambridge children head back to school
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FBI fugitive who faked his death and fled US for Scotland faces extradition on sex assault charges
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Open hearing sought on trial evidence in Floyd's killing
Prosecutors in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers on civil rights charges in George Floyd’s killing are asking the judge to open at least parts of a hearing on the admissibility of some evidence
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MI5 had evidence that Arron Banks ‘ordered surveillance’ of information commissioner, MP claims in Commons
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Wilderness, wildfires and pop music: how Zara Rutherford flew into record books
Belgian-British teenager braved acrid smoke and freezing Siberia on round-the-world journey in two-seater microlightIt should have been perfect flying weather when Zara Rutherford set off from Palo Alto in California for Seattle, a month into her attempt to become the first woman to fly solo round the world. But while the skies were clear, wildfires were raging on the ground.She tried to avoid the towering plumes of acrid smoke by climbing to 12,000 feet, but to no avail. “I couldn’t see in front of me,” she said. “It was all kind of a brownish, smoky, orange, dirty colour. I could smell the smoke as well, which was quite unpleasant.” Continue reading...
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Arsenal say fans who run on pitch will receive bans and membership cancellations
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Brendan Rodgers backs Leicester to recover from Spurs capitulation
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Boris Johnson tells schools in England to end mask-wearing policy
PM removes requirement for face masks to be worn in schools despite headteachers’ concernsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has told schools in England to end the wearing of face masks by pupils, overriding headteachers’ concerns and plans by the education secretary to liaise with public health officials over masks during local outbreaks.Johnson’s demand to “follow the latest guidance”, made through his No 10 spokesperson, came after headteachers at secondary schools across England said they would encourage their students to keep wearing masks despite the government withdrawing advice for them to be worn in classrooms. Continue reading...
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Fiona Bruce Calls For Unvaccinated People To Go On BBC Question Time
BBC Question Time’s host Fiona Bruce has called for more unvaccinated members of the public to go on the show.The programme, which airs on Thursdays, is based in a different place in the UK every week so that a range of people get the opportunity to ask the panel questions.Addressing the camera directly, Bruce said: “I mentioned last week that we are looking for people to come and be part of our audience who are unvaccinated.“We know that there’s a relatively higher proportion in London and there are many different reasons people choose not to get vaccinated.”“I think it’s an important debate,” she added.Approximately 71.5% of the UK population is fully vaccinated, according to Our World in Data.Fiona Bruce just pleaded for unvaccinated people to be in the audience for next week's #BBCQT. I'll just leave that there.— Iain Dale ⚒️ (@IainDale) January 20, 2022Bruce’s words came around two weeks after the government issued a strongly worded warning about anti-vaxxers.No.10′s spokesman said: “They are putting themselves at risk and they’re putting others at risk as well.“I think it’s important, as Professor Whitty has said before, there is a balance to be struck between not giving oxygen to those anti-vaxxers who thrive on the attention.“But it is important to note that those individuals that are refusing to get vaccinated, they [are] putting themselves at risk and we have the hard data to back that up and they’re putting others at risk as well.“So the approach we are taking in this country is to provide reassurance and answer questions for those that have genuine concerns, those that might be hesitant, and we’ve been largely successful in that approach.“That’s indeed why we have among the highest levels of vaccine enthusiasm of any country in the world.”Prime minister has also accused anti-vaxxers of speaking “mumbo jumbo” over Covid jabs.But the BBC has caused a stir in its latest attempts to maintain impartial in recent months, especially after it announced it would even give a platform to flat-Earth conspiracy theorists in the name of free speech.The BBC’s director of editorial policy and standards David Jordan said earlier this month: “Flat-earthers are not going to get as much space as people who believe that the Earth is round, but very occasionally it might be appropriate to interview a flat-earther and if a lot of people believed in a flat Earth, [then] we would need to address it more than we do at the present time.”He added that the BBC would be prepared to cause upset among staff and audiences to showcase a range of views. Related...'We're Screwed': Steven Bartlett Compares Government To Love Island On BBC Question TimeFiona Bruce Asks Labour To Apologise For Covid Despite Not Actually Being In PowerLatest Covid Rules: How Will Restrictions Change Next Week?
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Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea need an attitude adjustment before Tottenham game
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Democrats seek to revive parts of Biden’s Build Back Better program – live
Senator Joe Manchin, who doomed the legislation last month, says negotiations will be ‘starting from scratch’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden marked one year in office yesterday, and the president is struggling to enact his legislative agenda with narrow majorities in the House and Senate.On Wednesday, Senate Republicans were able to block Democrats’ voting rights bill by using the filibuster, which requires 60 votes for most proposals to advance. From inside the administration, some officials express concern that [White House chief of staff Ron Klain] ‘micromanages’ the West Wing and gives outsize credence to cable news and social media. Some former colleagues and longtime Biden allies fret that advice they used to offer Biden directly isn’t getting through. And on Capitol Hill, Klain has been a favorite target for Democrats, and especially Republicans, who say Biden has drifted too far to the left. ...The main criticisms of Klain, whether from current or former Biden staff members or those who consider themselves allies of the president, flow from a single idea: that Biden has strayed from his core brand as a pragmatic, empathetic politician who won the Democratic nomination as a moderate willing to compromise. They see Klain as the person responsible for that. His ubiquitous presence on Twitter has solidified that view, particularly for those who see it as being out of step with a 2020 campaign that deliberately tuned out cable news pundits and ‘blue checks’ on social media. Continue reading...
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Liz Truss faces backlash on Australia trip over plans to hike UK taxes on wine from Down Under
Extra £70m levies on bottles ‘will wipe out benefits from post-Brexit trade deal’
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Antonio Conte sends Tottenham board firm message over transfers and Tanguy Ndombele future
Antonio Conte has sent another firm message to the Tottenham hierarchy as the January transfer window nears its business end, urging the club to “listen” to his “evaluations” about the state of his squad.
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Security scanners across Europe tied to China government military
At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party
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Bank should ‘lean against’ longer-term inflation, MPC member says
The Monetary Policy Committee will meet early next month to decide on interest rates.
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Bank should ‘lean against’ longer-term inflation, MPC member says
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Review: Whitmores’ sisterly sonorities shine on duo debut
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Russia hits all-time high of new infections, blames omicron
Daily new coronavirus infections in Russia have reached an all-time high and authorities are blaming the highly contagious omicron variant, which they expect to soon dominate the country’s outbreak
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Neil Corbel: Met Police counter-terror officer jailed for secretly filming women while posing as airline pilot
A counter-terror police officer who secretly filmed dozens of women while posing as an airline pilot has been jailed.
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Prince William 'forced to fight for George's future' in latest royal scandal, says expert
Royal Editor Russell Myers tells the Mirror's royal podcast Pod Save the Queen that Prince William was part of the decision to strip Prince Andrew of his titles as the saga affects the future of the monarchy
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DVLA issues list of reasons you should not drive if waiting for a new licence
Driving without a new licence in some situations can lead to severe penalties
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Fifth man jailed over bid to smuggle 69 migrants into UK on boat
A single trip stood to make more than £1 million for the criminals involved, Chelmsford Crown Court was told.
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Fifth man jailed over bid to smuggle 69 migrants into UK on boat
A single trip stood to make more than £1 million for the criminals involved, Chelmsford Crown Court was told.
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You can get a small Costa Coffee hot or cold drink for just £1 with Vodafone
From a rich Caramel Cortado to start the day or a refreshing Iced Latte to perk up your afternoon, Vodafone customers can get a hot or cold drink for just £1 until 3 April
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Thais snap up crocodile meat as the price of pork rises
‘It can be cooked like other meats such as stir-fried in oyster sauce, boiled or barbequed’
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How Cristiano Ronaldo "embarrassed" his teammates - and the secret response that followed
A one-time teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed how the superstar "embarrassed" him and his teammates, leading to a secret response away from the Portuguese
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Manchester City XI vs Southampton: Predicted lineup, team news, injury and Covid latest for Premier League
Riyad Mahrez will not return for Manchester City against Southampton despite Algeria being knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Patients to be moved into hotel to free up hospital beds as NHS services under ‘enormous pressure’
The pilot scheme, due to begin within weeks, is targeted at patients who are ready to leave hospital but need extra care support
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Whitehall will only have office space for HALF of civil servants based there
Under a strategy to rationalise the government estate in London, there will only be capacity for 50 per cent of staff to be at their desks from 2030.
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Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick defends Cristiano Ronaldo substitution again
The German insists every decision he makes is for the benefit of the team.
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ITV This Morning's Dermot O'Leary told to 'give head a wobble' over show refusal
The former X Factor host was back at the helm of the ITV daytime show on Friday alongside Alison Hammond
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Twilight director worried Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s first kiss was ‘illegal’
Hardwicke said she had to warn Pattinson that Stewart was a minor after their audition
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David Dimbleby suggests council tax link for BBC licence fee alternative
The Government has announced that the licence fee is to be frozen at £159 a year until 2024.
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David Dimbleby suggests council tax link for BBC licence fee alternative
The Government has announced that the licence fee is to be frozen at £159 a year until 2024.
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‘Great resignation’ sends UK quit rate to highest since 2009
Brits are quitting their jobs at a rate not seen in over a decade, new data shows, highlighting the struggles companies are facing when it comes to staff.
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Elza Soares: samba’s greatest star epitomised the vivacious spirit of Brazil
The singer’s melodic, growling voice was a marvel – and she overcame great hardship in order to put it to astonishing useElza Soares stood quietly, a few minutes before being born into music. Engulfed by audience fuss and hullabaloo, another of her competitors had been disqualified from the radio talent show she was attending. It was 1953, and Soares had just one chance to bring home the cash prize – she needed it to help care for her unwell son. She was still a teenager and, once on stage, her oversized, ragged dress would make the audience explode into laughter. “What’s the planet you came from?” asked the host, waiting for the gag’s cue. “I’m from Planet Hunger,” she said. Silence took hold of the venue, and Elza sang for the first time. She never stopped, until her death this week aged 91.Over the decades, the Brazilian artist became a staple for samba, a mainstay of her nation’s songbook and a singer that shared a global pantheon Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Dubbed the “voice of the millennium” by the BBC in 1999, Elza met the Planet Hunger as few did: a Black woman born in Rio’s favelas, who faced down racism, sexism and classism with brilliant verve. Continue reading...
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Oil industry board members to testify to Congress on climate disinformation
Officials from Exxon, Shell, Chevron and BP have been summoned to appear before the House oversight committee in FebruaryA US congressional committee has invited board members at four oil large companies to testify in February about the industry’s role in the climate crisis and spreading “disinformation”, turning up the heat on big oil after lawmakers grilled their CEOs last year.The hearing of officials from Exxon, Shell, Chevron and BP, scheduled for 8 February, is the next phase of the House oversight committee’s investigation into the role of fossil fuel companies in blocking action on climate change and misrepresenting the industry’s efforts to address it. Continue reading...
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Emmerdale spoilers: Lawrence Robb reveals Mack’s fears over Charity and Vanessa
It leads to him making a huge mistake.
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Paul Merson makes Premier League predictions including Chelsea vs Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal
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Voices: Meat Loaf is gone – now we’ll never know what he wouldn’t do for love
I personally have sung no single song at karaoke more times than I’ve performed ‘Dead Ringer For Love’
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Almost two million calls to police ended before being picked up, figures show
Statistics released to the Scottish Tories showed that 1,878,727 calls were discontinued before being answered.
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