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The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has probably arrived in Germany, a minister in the western state of Hesse says, after mutations were found in a passenger arriving from South Africa."Last night several Omicron-typical mutations were found in a traveller returning from South Africa," tweeted Kai Klose, social affairs minister in Hesse, home to Frankfurt airport, Germany's biggest hub and one of Europe's busiest airports.
Hundreds of environmental protesters have blocked major roads in Serbia to protest against new laws they say will give free rein to foreign mining companies.Serbia's government has offered mineral resources to companies including Chinese copper miner Zijin and Australia's Rio Tinto, but green activists say the projects would pollute land and water in the Balkan nation.
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The Morrison government is sticking to its argument that Labor must agree to its version of an integrity commission before introducing legislation to parliament.The government says draft legislation has been available for scrutiny for some time but Labor says it does not go far enough.
Hondurans have headed to the polls to pick a new president, with leftist candidate Xiomara Castro hoping to oust the right-wing National Party, whose 12-year rule has been beset by graft scandals, chronic unemployment and waves of fleeing migrants.If she wins, Castro would become Honduras' first female president and her victory would mark the left's return to power for the first time since her husband former President Manuel Zelaya was deposed in a 2009 coup.
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Virgil Abloh, fashion's highest profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton's menswear collection, has died of cancer, Vuitton's owner LVMH said.LVMH said Abloh, 41, had been battling cancer privately for years.
Two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Canada, provincial health officials say.The cases of the variant, which was first detected in southern Africa last week, were reported in two people in Ottawa who had recently travelled to Nigeria, the Ontario government said on Sunday.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said 141 travellers were added to the state's health quarantine facility. Source: ABC News
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South Australia has tightened its border rules following the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.All international travellers and people arriving in SA from high-risk Australian locations will again be required to quarantine for 14 days.
At least two people have been killed and 16 others injured in western Niger when protesters clashed with a French military convoy they blocked after it crossed the border from Burkina Faso, the local mayor says.The armoured vehicles and logistics trucks had crossed the border on Friday after being blocked in Burkina Faso for a week by demonstrations there against French forces' failure to stop mounting violence by Islamist militants.
South Africa say it is being punished for its advanced ability to detect new COVID-19 variants early, as travel bans and restrictions imposed because of the new Omicron variant threaten to harm tourism and other sectors of the economy.South Africa has some of the world's top epidemiologists and scientists, who have managed to detect emerging coronavirus variants and their mutations early on in their life cycle.
His wife saw text messages between her husband and another woman discussing the alleged plot while calling his work to tell them he was sick, police said.
If China adopted the same pandemic control tactics as the US, Britain and Israel it could spell disaster, mathematicians say. Read more about their study.
The federal government has announced new measures to protect Australia from the new Omicron Covid-19 strain. Read more.
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A court in Siberia has remanded five people in custody for two months to face charges related to a mining accident that killed more than 50 people this week.Three managers of the Listvyazhnaya mine, including its director, were ordered to remain in custody until late January for flouting industrial safety standards, a spokesperson for the Russian regional prosecutor's office said.
Staff at a pub cut off by snow are preparing a karaoke evening as they expect guests to be unable to escape for a third night.On Friday, 61 people became trapped in the Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales as a result of heavy snowfall during Storm Arwen, but some guests have claimed they "don't want to leave" after enjoying the 17th-century hotel's hospitality.
Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija said the emergence of the variant was the result of a failure to vaccinate developing countries. Read more about her comments.