Covid cases in England are 26 times higher than a year ago | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Coronavirus infections in England are now 26 times the levels that were experienced this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Scientists described the figures as “sobering”. They warned that the reopening of schools in England this week was likely to trigger further rises in Covid cases – with more to follow … Read more

UPDATE UK adds Thailand to Covid travel ‘red list’ – Pattaya One News

The British government on Monday will add Thailand to its travel “red list”. Foreigners are banned from travelling to England from red list countries, and nationals are required to quarantine. “Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the red list from 4 am on Monday 30 August 2021,” reflecting the increased coronavirus case rates in those countries, the Department for Transport … Read more

Supreme Court declines Biden administration’s efforts to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department had asked the court late last week to delay the reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico,” arguing in its brief that the policy had been dormant for more than a … Read more

‘They have saved our dreams’: Members of all-female Afghan robotics team land in Mexico | SBS News

Five members of an all-girl Afghan robotics team and more than a hundred media workers arrived in Mexico, fleeing an uncertain future at home after the recent collapse of the US-backed government and takeover by the Taliban. The safe arrival of the robotics team in Mexico on Tuesday was made possible by an “extensive international effort and coordination from … Read more

Environmental privilege: How recovery and rebuilding after climate disasters favors the wealthy – Science & research news | Frontiers

By Dr Kenneth A Gould and Dr Tammy L Lewis, Brooklyn College (City University of New York) Kenneth A Gould is professor of sociology and dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Brooklyn College (CUNY), and professor of sociology, and earth and environmental sciences at CUNY Graduate Center. His work focuses on … Read more

Biden says another attack on Kabul airport likely within 24-36 hours | American Military News

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. President Joe Biden warned on Saturday that, within 36 hours, the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group could attempt another attack like the one that killed 13 U.S. service members at the Kabul airport on Thursday. “The situation on the … Read more

South African Afghan Vet Wins Gold for Britain at Tokyo Paralympics – SAPeople – Worldwide South African News

SA expat Jaco van Gass wins gold for Britain at the Paralympics. Photo: Paralympics GB South African expat Jaco van Gass has won Gold for Great Britain at the Tokyo Paralympics in Japan today. The former soldier won the C3 3000m Individual Pursuit… and broke a World Record. After racing to victory in the velodrome, … Read more

Coronavirus: Krispy Kreme offering 2 free doughnuts to people vaccinated against COVID-19 – WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta

Officials with Krispy Kreme announced Wednesday that for one week, they will give two free doughnuts to people who show proof that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to show support “for those who are protecting themselves and others by getting vaccinated.” People who show their vaccination cards between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 will get … Read more

Thailand Added To UK’s Red Travel List – Switzerland, Denmark And Canada Go Green | HuffPost UK

Thailand and Montenegro are being added to the government’s red travel list, while the Azores, Switzerland, Denmark and Canada are among seven locations being moved to the green list, the Department for Transport said. It means people returning to the UK from “red” destinations will be forced to enter a quarantine hotel. Popular European holiday … Read more

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett To Be Named US Ambassador To Luxembourg

Long-time Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will be nominated as the new U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, according to the White House. Barrett, 67, was elected to his fifth term as mayor in April 2020. He first became mayor in 2004, when he defeated incumbent Mayor Marvin Pratt. Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson will become mayor … Read more