WorldView: Whistleblower condemns U.K. evacuation of Afghanistan

WorldView: Whistleblower condemns U.K. evacuation of Afghanistan

According to a former diplomat, tens of thousands of Afghans were unable to access U.K. help following the fall of Kabul because of turmoil and confusion in the Foreign Office. Also, Canada is tapping into its strategic reserve of maple…

Omicron prompts a stutter step in the U.K. ahead of the holidays

Omicron prompts a stutter step in the U.K. ahead of the holidays

COVID-19 variant Omicron is pushing its way into many countries and the U.K. is no exception. CBS News contributor Simon Bates sheds light on what Britain’s residents are facing in the weeks before Christmas in this weekend’s edition of “London…

Covid cases surge in South Africa where Omicron variant emerged - BBC News

Covid cases surge in South Africa where Omicron variant emerged – BBC News

South Africa which recorded some of the earliest cases of Omicron is seeing a major increase in levels of the disease. In the past week the daily number of new Covid infections has risen rapidly, from less than 3,000 to…

German government says Covid vaccination may be made compulsory - BBC News

German government says Covid vaccination may be made compulsory – BBC News

Germany has announced major restrictions on anyone not vaccinated against Covid-19, banning them from all but essential shops in an attempt to fend off a fourth wave of the virus. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said vaccines may become compulsory…

WorldView: Facebook parent company removes Chinese accounts spreading COVID-19 disinformation

WorldView: Facebook parent company removes Chinese accounts spreading COVID-19 disinformation

The parent company of Facebook and Instagram has taken down more than 600 accounts, pages and groups connected to a Chinese operation spreading COVID-19 disinformation. Meanwhile, a British court dismissed an appeal by a tabloid paper against a ruling that…

Homelessness: Are children in temporary housing facing serious health risks? - BBC Newsnight

Homelessness: Are children in temporary housing facing serious health risks? – BBC Newsnight

In England, 124,000 children are living in temporary accommodation. What impact is this having on their mental and physical health? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog When discussing homelessness, what can get overlooked is the experience of children without a home, living…

Barbados removes Queen as head of state and becomes Republic - BBC News

Barbados removes Queen as head of state and becomes Republic – BBC News

The Prince of Wales, has arrived in Barbados to attend the ceremony marking the island’s transition to a Republic, with the Queen removed as head of state. The Barbados government said the time had come to fully leave the country’s…

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel - BBC News

UK calls for joint patrols with France after 27 people drown in English Channel – BBC News

The UK government has called on France to allow British security staff to conduct joint patrols on French beaches. It follows the deaths of 27 people in the English Channel when their inflatable boat sunk as they tried to make…

Fears over “worst ever” Covid variant as UK bans flights from southern Africa - BBC News

Fears over “worst ever” Covid variant as UK bans flights from southern Africa – BBC News

Scientists are warning that a new Coronavirus variant is the “worst” they have seen. The B.1.1.529 variant has mutations which mean it may evade immunity built up by previous Covid infection or vaccination. Cases have been detected in southern Africa…

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes - BBC News

31 people drown crossing English Channel as inflatable dingy capsizes – BBC News

31 people, including five women and a little girl, died on Wednesday after their rubber boat capsized while they attempted the sea crossing from France to Britain. It’s the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the English Channel. Two…