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Bring back Covid rules amid rising UK cases, urge NHS chiefs

"If you are vaccinated, you are six times less likely to get Covid-19 than someone who's unvaccinated. And you are 11 times less likely to die from Covid-19." @DrLeanaWen  explains why vaccines are effective despite breakthrough cases:

More than 100 people have died in several days of massive flooding and devastating landslides in India and Nepal - scores more are missing

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#WATCH | Indian Army’s Captain Sariya Abbasi briefing about the Upgraded L-70 air defence guns deployed at forward location along the Line of Actual Control near Tawang area in Arunachal Pradesh

Would you rule out another lockdown? - @susannareid100  'I rule it out.' The Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng rules out another lockdown despite rising COVID cases.

“Kevin, you give us inspiration, you give us hope that there may be a future” On #BBCBreakfast  campaigner Cris Hoskin, who lost six family members to MND, has this emotional thank you for Kevin Sinfield as he announces a new charity challenge 💕

LOOK: Healthcare workers of the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila stage a lunch break protest on Wednesday, October 20, to demand the release of unpaid COVID-19 duty benefits. Photos by Rappler

Rajasthan: A woman, Geeta Devi, died in Jaipur Rural after assailants chopped off her legs, slit her throat to loot her silver anklets while she was grazing her cattle in her field y'day Locals protest with her body; demand compensation-job for her kin &punishment for assailants

A scuba diver has found a 900-year-old Crusader sword with a three-foot blade off the coast of Israel.

Jack Ma is in Europe to see friends, taste wines and conduct business meetings, people familiar with the matter say

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BREAKING: U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol votes to refer Trump adviser Steve Bannon to Justice Dept. to face criminal contempt charges.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ludicrous and hypocritical anti-vaccine policies are meant to keep Fox News and/or Trump from turning against him, two of the only things that could make his primary competitive in a state where the GOP nominee usually wins

New mutation of Covid Delta variant under close watch in UK

"He died in my arms." Adesola's son was shot and died in her arms at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. A year later, no one has taken responsibility for what happened that night.

Reporter: "Does the president still believe that Build Back Better will not add a dime to the national debt?" Psaki: "Correct. It Won't." Reporter: "Why should Americans believe that?" Psaki: "Because it won't."

"If you are vaccinated, you are six times less likely to get Covid-19 than someone who's unvaccinated. And you are 11 times less likely to die from Covid-19." @DrLeanaWen  explains why vaccines are effective despite breakthrough cases:

Sen. Ted Cruz's bill would mandate that all migrants encountered at Border Patrol Sectors in Texas be transferred to places such as Napa Valley, California; Greenwich, Connecticut; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; and North Hero, Vermont, for processing.

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Pro-Trump senator hid in closet with a dozen other Republicans while Capitol riot unfolded: report

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BREAKING: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died from COVID complications. He was 84 years old.

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Around 43,000 people may have been wrongly told their Covid PCR test was negative, after being processed by one lab in Wolverhampton, UK

NEW: there’s been a lot of chatter about why cases, hospitalisations and deaths are much higher in the UK than elsewhere in Western Europe. I think a lot of the commentary has been overly simplistic, politicised and at-times flat-out wrong. Let’s see if we can do better:

"They call me a RINO, but I haven’t changed. The Republican Party has changed into an authoritarian Trump organization. They’re the RINOs. Trump is a RINO.” -- @AdamKinzinger , from this interview:

JUST IN: The Jan. 6 select committee has released its report and resolution calling for BANNON to be referred to DOJ for criminal contempt charges.

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"American politics has changed dramatically since my post-Watergate generation of journalists began covering the story. Political journalism hasn’t kept up." I have been waiting for this column — by a former political reporter — for a very long time.

#OnThisDay 1925: Doyen of drawing, Prince of painting, connoisseur of crafting, master of making and veritable virtuoso of the visual arts - Tony Hart was born. Here he is drawing with pastels.

#WATCH | Singhu border: Two more Nihangs detained by Police in connection with Singhu border incident where the body of a man, Lakhbir Singh was found hanging with hands, legs chopped yesterday. Visuals show detainees as garlanded, with one of the Nihangs touching their feet.

Well it’s official, Florida currently has the LOWEST per capita COVID cases among the contiguous 48 states. Looking forward to the next batch of DeSantis media coverage that's sure to be coming soon...

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“We have to drag our leaders to lead us,” comedian and podcaster Dan Ilic says about crowdfunding a Times Square billboard calling out lawmakers’ inaction on climate change.

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