Boris Johnson has apologised for a video in which aides appeared to joke about a Christmas party during lockdown. Announcing an investigation into the video, the prime minister told the Commons. “I was also furious to see that clip. I apologise unreservedly for the offence it has caused up and down the country.” ... Related... .
“This government has the policies, the face and the stench of DEATH,” tweeted the leftist politician, Mônica Francisco, one of many Brazilians urging tighter rules to slow the spread of the Omicron variant ... .
Bitcoin has endured a terrible plunge. The world’s number one digital currency by market cap – which was trading in the mid-$50,000 range over the past few days – has dropped dramatically and at the time of writing, is selling for just over $49,000, constituting a slip of approximately 17 percent. Bitcoin Has CrashedAgain...J.C ... He said. ... He stated. ... .
Update 5 Dec – 6 Dec. Added Adham El-Selhadar, Pompeo Tretola, Ben Madgen, Marvin Morgan, Ugur Tezel, Stevan Jelovac, JakeLever. Note that 10/10/21 UnnamedItalian soccer player was Pompeo Tretola. It is definitely not normal for young athletes to suffer from cardiac arrests or to die while playing their sport, but this year it is happening ... .
Massive rollout of mid-band 5G systems might pose an aircraft safety risk by interfering with navigation equipment and causing flight diversions, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned in a series of directives ... Altimeters tell how high an aircraft is above the ground when a pilot cannot see it ... .
Annual list reveals most searched-for terms globally related to sports, investing, Covid and skinny jeans Squid Game, Bernie Sanders’ mittens and how to wear skinny jeans were among the most searched for subjects on Google around the world this year , and in the UK the Euros dominated web queries ... .
The growing inability of the international community to restore peace in countries like Yemen, Libya and Ethiopia is forcing humanitarian and refugee organizations to work increasingly during conflicts which they can’t solve despite the expectations of many people caught up in these crises, the U.N. refugee chief warned Tuesday ...The U.N ... Tags ... .
PORT MORESBY. Papua New Guinea carried out the first in a series of mass Covid-19 burials Wednesday, interring 54 people whose remains were unclaimed for months as the pandemic ravaged the under-resourced Melanesian nation ... The ceremony took place at Nine MileCemetery on the outskirts of the capital Port Moresby ... No families were present ... .
Google said Tuesday it has moved to shut down a network of about one million hijacked electronic devices used worldwide to commit online crimes, while also suing Russia-based hackers the tech giant claimed were responsible ... The botnets can "recover more quickly from disruptions, making them that much harder to shutdown ... .