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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks in a region simmering with tension after the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist. A senior administration official said on Sunday that Kushner is to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi city of Neom, and the emir of Qatar in that country in the coming days.
Sergio Perez says his late retirement from a podium position at the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix was put into perspective by Romain Grosjean's remarkable escape from his fiery crash
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Formula One bosses promised a full investigation on Sunday into the failings exposed by Romain Grosjean's terrifying fireball crash in the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean walked away from a fiery crash that split his car in two at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday in a 'miracle' escape that owed as much to Formula One's never-ending quest for safety as luck. Ross Brawn, Formula One's managing director for motorsport, said the halo head protection system, a three-point titanium structure introduced in 2018, had probably saved the Frenchman's life. The Haas car careered off at speed, penetrating the steel barriers and bursting into flames before Grosjean clambered clear.
New Yorkers lined up for coronavirus testing on November 29 as the city braced itself for a potential uptick in positive cases after Thanksgiving.This footage was taken on Sunday morning outside a CityMD location on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The line for the facility can be seen snaking around Broadway, onto 104 Street.New York State Gov Andrew Cuomo had discouraged New York residents from traveling or holding in-person gatherings around Thanksgiving.After earlier closing public schools due to a rise in city-wide positive rates for the virus, Mayor Bill de Blasio reversed course on Sunday, announcing that in-person learning for grades 3-K through fifth would resume on December 7. Credit: Samuel Oakford via Storyful
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FIA medical delegate Dr Ian Roberts says that a blast of fire extinguisher gave him the chance to help Romain Grosjean out of his burning car in the Bahrain Grand Prix
Grottos will be allowed to open across all tiers, new government guidance confirms, but sitting on Santa’s lap will be banned. Venues must put in place appropriate Covid-secure measures and families will be required to maintain social distancing from Father Christmas. Door-to-door carol singing will also be permitted as long as groups are outdoors and keep apart from each other. However, those in Tier 3 will not be able to attend school nativity plays and will have to live stream or watch a recording instead. Performances will need to be within existing school bubbles, with no mixing across groups. In Tier 1 and 2 audiences will be able to attend “subject to appropriate safeguards being in place”. Writing in The Telegraph, Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg confirmed that church carol services would be able to take place. He said: “As the government will ease some restrictions choirs and carol singers can perform and warm hearts again. They will be heard from churches, doorsteps and terraces across the land. “There will be some differences of course. Choristers and revellers must be socially distanced, and singers should congregate in groups according to the local tier system. “In churches and indoors, congregations may not join in with the choirs, to limit the circulation of aerosols.”
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A weekend attack on farm workers in northeast Nigeria blamed on jihadists left at least 110 dead, the UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said on Sunday, the deadliest attack on civilians this year. The attack, in a state gripped by a jihadist insurgency for more than 10 years, took place the same day as long-delayed local elections in the state. "I am outraged and horrified by the gruesome attack against civilians carried out by non-state armed groups in villages near Borno State capital Maiduguri," Edward Kallon said in a statement. "At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack," he added. Some locals blamed the attack on Boko Haram fighters, but Bulama Bukarti, an analyst with the Tony Blair Institute, said rival group the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) were more active in the area. "ISWAP is the likely culprit," he tweeted. Kallon, in his statement, said: "The incident is the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year. "I call for the perpetrators of this heinous and senseless act to be brought to justice," he added. The violence centred on the village of Koshobe near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, with assailants targeting farm workers harvesting rice fields. One pro-government anti-jihadist militia said the assailants tied up the labourers and slit their throats. Kallon said the assailants - "armed men on motorcycles" - also targeted other communities in the area. "Rural communities in Borno State are facing untold hardships," he added, calling for more to be done to protect them and to head off what he said was a looming food crisis there. Borno Governor Babaganan Umara Zulum attended the burial Sunday in the nearby village of Zabarmari of 43 bodies recovered on Saturday, saying the toll could rise after search operations resumed. The victims included dozens of labourers from Sokoto state in northwestern Nigeria, roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) away, who had travelled to the northeast to find work, it said. Six were wounded in the attack and eight remained missing as of Saturday. Kallon, citing "reports that several women may have been kidnapped", called for their immediate release. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attack on Saturday, saying: "The entire country has been wounded by these senseless killings." Neither the president's statement nor Sunday's from the UN mentioned either Boko Haram or rival group ISWAP by name. But both groups have been active in Borno State, their attacks having forced the postponement of locations in Borno State, which finally took place Saturday.
Proposals to “decouple” rural areas from the most restrictive coronavirus tiers have been thrown into doubt, after the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned of a third national lockdown if the country fails to “get the balance right”. In a warning to backbench MPs, Mr Raab said there would be a “risk” of a third wave of coronavirus if the Government failed to implement the strict post-lockdown measures. He refused to rule out another lockdown if there were another spike in cases in the new year, saying only that the Government was "doing everything we can to avoid that". Mr Raab also said the Government would stick with a “countrywide” approach to allocating tiers despite some MPs in areas with low infection rates being told that their areas could be split from cities that had “unfairly” dragged them into Tiers 2 and 3. He said: “The problem with keeping some of those almost enclave areas in lower levels is the rate spikes if they’re not under the same wider level of restriction." He also said that areas would be “more likely” to move from Tier 3 to Tier 2 than to enter the lowest level of restrictions when the coronavirus measures are reviewed in mid-December. He admitted: “I think it's more likely to see movement from Tier 3 to Tier 2 although that does make a significant difference for those areas that are affected.” Meanwhile, Peter Openshaw, professor of experimental medicine at Imperial College London, said it would be a "terrible mistake" to relax restrictions just months before vaccines "start to have an effect". Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said that at the first review of the measures on December 16 he would move areas down a tier if there is "robust evidence" that coronavirus is in sustained decline. £ In a letter to Conservative MPs he also vowed the legislation would have a "sunset of February 3". However, Prof Openshaw warned it was not time to “take the brakes off” coronavirus restrictions. £ He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: "We scientists are very concerned indeed about relaxation of precautions at this stage. The rates are still too high, there's too many cases coming into hospitals, too many people dying. "And if we take the brakes off at this stage, just when the end is in sight, I think we would be making a huge mistake. "We've all sacrificed so much, everyone has sacrificed enormously in order to get the transmission rate down. With only a few months to go until vaccines start to have an effect I think it would just be a terrible mistake.”
Romain Grosjean will remain in hospital overnight for observation but "feels good" following his crash in Bahrain, according to Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner
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The 2-0 second-round home loss, Celtic's first in a domestic cup since losing to city rivals Rangers in the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-finals, ended their vice-like grip on domestic silverware. Under Lennon and his predecessor Brendan Rodgers Celtic have won everything on offer in Scottish football since 2017 but the wheels appear to be falling off.
At least one inmate was killed and three others injured on Sunday when inmates clashed with the prison officers at a facility on the outskirt of the capital Colombo, officials said. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said inmates created “unrest” on Sunday at the Mahara prison located about 15 kilometers north of Colombo and prison officials took steps to control the situation.
Iran was weighing its response Sunday to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, which it blames on arch-foe Israel, as his body was taken to Shiite shrines ahead of being buried. Two days after Mohsen Fakhrizadeh died following a firefight between his guards and unidentified gunmen outside Tehran, parliament called in a statement for international inspectors to be barred from nuclear facilities. Iran's Supreme National Security Council usually handles decisions related to the country's nuclear programme. President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the country will seek its revenge in “due time” and not be rushed into a “trap”. Israel says Fakhrizadeh was the head of an Iranian military nuclear programme, the existence of which the Islamic republic has consistently denied. His body arrived in the northeastern holy city of Mashhad late Saturday and was taken to the shrine of Imam Reza for prayers and a ceremonial circling of the tomb, state news agency IRNA reported. On Sunday, Iran's parliament held a closed session to “investigate the assassination,” ISNA news agency reported. In an op-ed on Sunday, the ultra-conservative Kayhan daily called for strikes on Israel if it is “proven” to be behind the assassination. It called for the port city of Haifa to be targeted “in a way that would annihilate its infrastructure and leave a heavy human toll”. That will “certainly achieve deterrence, since the US and the Zionist regime ... are in no way ready to fight a war,” it added. On Sunday, parliament said the “best response” to Fakhrizadeh's assassination would be to “revive Iran's glorious nuclear industry” by halting the voluntary implementation of the additional protocol, a document which under the 2015 accord prescribes more intrusive inspections of Iran's nuclear facilitates. In a statement following its meeting, the legislature said the killing showed that Israel, the US and their allies had become “brazen” in their “terror and sabotage” against Iran. But the spokesman for Iran's atomic energy organisation, Behrouz Kamalvandi, told IRNA on Saturday that the issue of inspectors' access “must be decided on at high levels” of the Islamic republic's leadership.
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