Day: December 20, 2020

UK: New coronavirus strain leads to fresh restrictions

December 20, 2020

With a surging new coronavirus strain, fresh restrictions will cancel Christmas mixing in London, the southeast and the east of England starting Sunday morning, Britain’s prime minister announced.   Boris Johnson told a Covid-19 press conference that those areas will be under the newly introduced Tier 4.   A new variant of the coronavirus is […]

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Doctors set to join healthcare workers’ strike in Kenya

December 20, 2020

Doctors in Kenya are planning to go on strike next week as talks with the government for better work conditions remain inconclusive, local media reported on Saturday.   The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union said the decision was taken after negotiations for better work conditions broke down, The Star daily reported.   Talks […]

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UPDATE 5 – Turkey: 10 killed in intensive care unit fire

December 20, 2020

A fire at a private hospital in southeastern Turkey on Saturday cost at least 10 patients their lives, the country’s health minister said.   “The painful incident that occurred in an intensive care unit in Gaziantep upset us all,” Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.   “Other patients affected by the fire were transferred to nearby […]

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Barcelona draw with Valencia, but Messi makes history

December 20, 2020

Barcelona drew with Valencia 2-2 in Spanish La Liga on Saturday but Barca’s Argentine superstar Lionel Messi had a historic day to equal a legend’s goal-scoring record.   With his goal against Valencia tonight, Messi his scored 643 goals for a single club, equaling the record of football legend Pele, who scored the goals for […]

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Baghdad, Kurdish region govt reach deal on 2021 budget

December 20, 2020

Iraq’s central government has reached an agreement with northern Iraq’s Kurdish Region Government (KRG) on the country’s 2021 budget, Baghdad’s finance minister announced on Saturday.   But in his announcement, Ali Allawi offered no details on the deal between Baghdad and Erbil, the KRG’s capital.   A KRG delegation headed by the region’s Finance Minister […]

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Gaziantep stun Fenerbahce 3-1 in Super Lig

December 20, 2020

Gaziantep FK beat Fenerbahce 3-1 in a home match in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday, a shocking loss for the visitors.   Slovenian midfielder Amedej Vetrih scored the opener for Gaziantep in the 10th minute. Vetrih found the net with a close-range finish.   Fenerbahce equalized in the 24th minute as Greek midfielder Dimitrios […]

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Bayern Munich top Bundesliga with Leverkusen win

December 20, 2020

Polish football star Robert Lewandowski scored two goals against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday to bring a 2-1 win to his team as Bayern Munich topped the German Bundesliga.   Bayer Leverkusen led the match in their home BayArena as Patrik Schick scored with a left foot volley in the 14th minute.   Visitors’ star Lewandowski […]

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Somalia accuses Kenya of moving to attack border bases

December 20, 2020

Days after cutting diplomatic ties with its southwestern neighbor, on Saturday Somalia accused Kenya of mobilizing troops and arming militia groups to attack an area along their shared border.   In a statement, Somalia said “the federal government of Somalia is closely following the Kenyan government’s ongoing military mobilization in the Mandera area” of Northern […]

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