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COVID-19: Mandatory jabs considered in Germany from February as tougher restrictions brought in for unvaccinated
Unvaccinated people in Germany are to be excluded from non-essential stores, cultural and recreational venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
COVID-19: Reinfections rise in South Africa but people becoming less sick - WHO deploys surge team amid Omicron outbreak
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to deploy a surge team to South Africa to help deal with the new Omicron COVID variant outbreak.
China accuses head of MI6 of 'peddling fake news and false intelligence'
China has accused the head of MI6 of "peddling fake news and false intelligence" after the spy chief accused Beijing of snaring other countries in "debt traps" and "data traps".
Peng Shuai: IOC to meet Chinese tennis player in person next month after 'quiet diplomacy'
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) say they will be allowed to meet Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai in person next month and that "quiet diplomacy" could resolve her case.
COVID-19: Help vaccinate poor countries or face more new variant shocks, rich economies told
The world's rich nations must help vaccinate the poorest nations or else they will face a continual cycle of economic shocks and restrictions in the face of new variants, the OECD's chief economist has said.
COVID-19: Some Omicron cases have 'mild' symptoms and experts should know more about transmission 'within days' - WHO
Some Omicron cases are experiencing "mild" symptoms and experts should have more information about the transmission of the new COVID variant within days, an epidemiologist at the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
US warns Russia it will be hit with harshest sanctions yet if it invades Ukraine
The United States will hit Russia with its harshest economic sanctions yet if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, the top US diplomat has said.
Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Accuser rejects claim she 'came up with memory' involving Epstein sexual abuse
A woman who said Ghislaine Maxwell set her up for sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein from the age of 14 has told a court she does not believe she has "come up with a memory".
China launches campaign to get 85% of citizens speaking Mandarin by 2025
China has launched an aggressive campaign to get 85% of its citizens speaking Mandarin by 2025.
Ikea shoppers and staff snowed in at Denmark store spend night in showroom beds
Ikea shoppers and staff at a store in Denmark ending up spending the night there during a snowstorm.