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France sees 208,000 Covid cases in a day, Europe's highest-ever tally

‘It is no longer waves of Covid…it’s tidal waves’: France sees 208,000 cases in 24 hours – Europe’s highest-ever daily tally – as health minister warns there are two infections every second France has broken its own record from Tuesday of Europe’s highest daily cases One in ten has been in contact with someone who is infected with Covid 70% of patients hospitalised in intensive care in Paris have not been vaccinated  France has recorded 208,000 new Covid infections in […]

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Denver shooting suspect Lyndon McLeod left chilling red flags online before rampage his haunting Instagram posts reveal

THE gunman accused of killing five people pledged "he would never go unarmed" as he posted several chilling red flags before his deadly rampage. Cops identified Lyndon McLeod, 47, as the suspect following the spate of deadly shootings that hit Denver and Lakewood, Colorado on Monday. Of the five people, McLeod is suspected of killing, three worked in tattoo shops and another was gunned down near a parlor, according to local media. McLeod quoted Hunter S Thompson in a snap […]

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Judges should be focused on prosecuting offences, not on people taking offence

AS the old adage goes, who would want to be a referee? The same might well be said for judges. As well as battling an unprecedented backlog of cases, they are now being battered over the head with a bible of wokery. New guidance has been issued to officials in a 556- page Equal Treatment Bench Book. Recommended: Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Derek Cheng – Why Jacinda Ardern is easing restrictions as cases rise – again In other words, a […]

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Boise State pulls out of Arizona Bowl due to COVID-19 issues

The Arizona Bowl was canceled on Monday night after Boise State pulled out and shut down all team activities due to COVID-19 issues within the program. The Broncos were scheduled to play Central Michigan at Arizona Stadium on Friday but instead joined numerous college basketball programs that have been hit with coronavirus issues coming out of the Christmas break. “We feel for the young men in our program who were very much looking forward to closing out their season, and […]

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Flight cancellations continue due to bad weather, sick crews

NEW YORK (AP) — Flight cancellations that disrupted holiday travelstretched into Monday, with major U.S. airlines each canceling dozens of flights.  Staffers calling out sick because of COVID-19, particularly since the emergence of the omnicron variant, have left airlines short in recent days. According to FlightAware, which tracks flight cancellations, airlines have canceled roughly 4,000 flights to, from or inside the U.S. since Friday. Delta, United, JetBlue and American have all said that the coronavirus was causing staffing problems, and […]

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Il Divo Carlos Marin's ex-wife reveals he 'knew he wasn't going to pull through' as she arrives at for private wake

CARLOS Marin's ex-wife has revealed she bid goodbye to the Il Divo star in an emotional video call when he “knew he wasn't going to make it”. Geraldine Larrosa, who remained very close to the Spanish baritone despite their 2009 divorce, was speaking after the 53-year-old died from Covid after he was admitted to a Manchester hospital. Ms Larrosa was speaking as she attended a private wake for the singer today in Madrid The French-born singer was wearing black as […]

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Hugh Jackman praises 'courage' of understudies after Covid forces out Broadway costar

Actor Hugh Jackman closed out a Broadway performance this week with an impassioned tribute to the understudies and "swings" who must step in to perform on a moment's notice. "It humbles me," Jackman, 53, told the audience during a curtain call Thursday night after a performance of "The Music Man" at New York City's Winter Garden Theater, where he is starring as con man Harold Hill. "The courage, the brilliance, the dedication, the talent," he said. "The swings, the understudies, […]

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Don’t dismiss these people

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. The Age is trialling new cartoonists for our Monday editorial cartoon. Today’s is by Stan Eales, a New Zealand-born cartoonist living in the UK and Poland.Credit: To submit a letter to The Age, email [email protected] Please include your home address and telephone number. Don’t dismiss these people Andrew Charlton (“Happy new year? It might well be on these figures”, Comment, 24/12) says “we’re finishing 2021 in surprisingly rude economic health”. “Rude” […]

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World’s 20 most dangerous extremists revealed — including UK-based Anjem Choudary and Tommy Robinson

THE world’s 20 most dangerous extremists have been revealed — including UK-based Anjem Choudary and Tommy ­Robinson. The list is compiled by experts who warn our nation has never been at such a heightened risk of a terror attack. Chiefs of rival terror organisations such as the Taliban and IS are also in the top 20.  Recommended: It's No Wonder the "Ballerina" Nail Shape Has a Ton of Celeb Fans — It's Incredibly Sexy Maryland newspaper killings: Man sentenced to […]

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Victorians expected to flock to sales, despite warnings of case surge

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. Retailers are hoping for large crowds when they reopen for the Boxing Day sales, despite thousands of Melburnians being stuck in isolation and the limited coronavirus testing sites open on Christmas Day being overrun. Most testing sites were closed on Saturday, and the Department of Health did not provide estimated wait times at those that were open, forcing people into long lines with no forewarning. While some Victorians celebrated Christmas with […]

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