The Taliban executed scores of Afghan security forces members after surrender, HRW alleges

The HRW report detailed “the summary execution or enforced disappearance” of 47 former members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), including military personnel, police, intelligence service members and paramilitary militia, who had surrendered to or were apprehended by Taliban forces between August 15 and October 31. HRW says the report is based on a… Continue reading The Taliban executed scores of Afghan security forces members after surrender, HRW alleges

WHO expert on chances the UK will start vaccinating children under 12 against Covid

Some countries, such as the US and Israel , are now offering COVID vaccines to all children aged five and over. It’s a sign of how well vaccine rollout has gone in these places, but also that the pandemic is still raging on. Governments are going further and further to try to stay on top… Continue reading WHO expert on chances the UK will start vaccinating children under 12 against Covid

Covid-19 vaccine mandates are divisive, but they can work. Europe is starting to show how

Up until then, governments around the world had rejected the idea of a universal coronavirus vaccine mandate, opting instead for incentives and other “nudges” to motivate people to get shots. Even in authoritarian states, like China, it is not mandatory policy. It is that irony that has drawn the ire of Europe’s leaders, who are… Continue reading Covid-19 vaccine mandates are divisive, but they can work. Europe is starting to show how

I tried the vegan Christmas menu at Starbucks but only one item impressed me

Restaurants across the UK have released their Christmas menus ahead of the festive season which gives us all the perfect excuse to sample the new ranges. Christmas sandwiches and toasties are now piling up on the shelves in all the supermarkets and coffee shops, so it would be rude not to treat yourself to one… Continue reading I tried the vegan Christmas menu at Starbucks but only one item impressed me

Iran nuclear talks resume with upbeat comments despite skepticism

Diplomats say time is running out to resurrect the pact, which then-US President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018 in a move which infuriated Iran and dismayed the other powers involved — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. European Union, Iranian and Russian delegates to the talks offered optimistic assessments after the new round began with… Continue reading Iran nuclear talks resume with upbeat comments despite skepticism

Omicron Covid-19 variant puts world on edge

Covid-19 did not seem to hurt the developing brains of babies born to mothers who had mild or moderate infections, according to a new unpublished study presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting Tuesday.  Researchers performed magnetic resonance imaging or MRI scans to examine the brain development of the fetuses developing in… Continue reading Omicron Covid-19 variant puts world on edge

Dr Alex George shares details of his own anxiety struggles as he leads campaign on medication

Former Welsh Love Islander Dr Alex George has continued raising awareness for mental health by taking part and leading the #postyourpill campaign where he has posted pictures of his medication to social media. The A&E doctor took part in the 2018 series of Love Island and since the show he has returned to his profession… Continue reading Dr Alex George shares details of his own anxiety struggles as he leads campaign on medication

Rhino rams car at West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

A dad and son have told of their terror when angry mother rhino ‘charged’ their car at a safari park. Jamie Wood, 35, took son Jackson, five, on a day trip to West Midlands Safari Park where visitors drive their car through the free-roaming animal pens. But he was shocked when two fighting rhinos stopped… Continue reading Rhino rams car at West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

Travel restrictions by country following the Omicron variant outbreak

(CNN) — Just as many countries around the world were beginning to loosen their border restrictions, reports of a newly detected coronavirus variant in South Africa sent many of those doors slamming shut again. Different countries and territories have taken different approaches toward preventing the spread of this new variant. The most up-to-date information is… Continue reading Travel restrictions by country following the Omicron variant outbreak

Queen sends her ‘good wishes’ to new republic of Barbados

The Queen has sent the new republic of Barbados her “warmest good wishes for your happiness, peace and prosperity in the future” as it celebrates its “momentous day”. In a message to the new president, Dame Sandra Mason, and her Caribbean citizens, the Queen praised the nation, which has a “special place” in her heart,… Continue reading Queen sends her ‘good wishes’ to new republic of Barbados