from: BBC News Friends Anne Aitken and Pia Ashton raise more than £13,000 by dipping in cold water in November.
The former Daily Mail editor says he will not take part in a re-run process to find the next chair.
from: BBC News The paper‘s owner says Greig will be replaced by Ted Verity who edits its sister title the Mail on Sunday.
from: BBC News Around 1,000 people reached the UK by boat on Thursday, with more than 20,000 arriving this year.
Around 1,000 people reached the UK by boat on Thursday, with more than 20,000 arriving this year. from: BBC News
Residents in Ruili, in southwestern China, have been locked down four times in the past year as part of the country’s quest to eliminate the virus. From: New York Times
The country registered 33,949 new coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period on Wednesday, surpassing a high set in December of last year. From: New York Times
Singapore in September. About 96 percent of Singapore’s work force has been fully vaccinated, the government says. From: New York Times
Infections continue to soar as the Kremlin struggles to persuade people to get vaccinated. from: BBC News
Getting to work, driving a taxi, making an ambulance run: Fuel shortages and long lines at gas stations have Britons scrambling to make trips they once took for granted. From: New York Times
The government’s numbers are widely regarded with suspicion, but Russian officials appear to be issuing more urgent warnings about the virus. From: New York Times
Douyin users aged under 14 will be limited to 40 minutes a day on the platform. from: BBC News
from: BBC News A total of 6,835 new cases were reported on Friday – more than 1,800 above the previous highest figure.
Other officers have also engaged with Taliban commanders on specific security and threat reduction issues, a partnership of necessity after 20 years of war. From: New York Times
Three audio journalists with different specialties discuss shaping an episode that captured the collapse through a single voice. From: New York Times
from: BBC News Waste workers, prison staff and defence workers will be able to avoid isolation, the government says.
The number of new Covid cases falls for the sixth consecutive day for the first time since November.
from: BBC News Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning.
from: BBC News A study in 200 English secondary schools and colleges found very few infections in close contacts of cases.