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As Europe reels under second wave of coronavirus, does Chinese response hold lessons for the world?
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As Europe reels under second wave of coronavirus, does Chinese response hold lessons for the world?

European authorities are facing the dilemma of calibrating a response that meets the urgent health care requirements and at the same time appeases a public increasingly experiencing fatigue about COVID-19 restrictions

London to face tougher restrictions under Tier-2 COVID-19 risk alert from Saturday as cases continue to surge
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London to face tougher restrictions under Tier-2 COVID-19 risk alert from Saturday as cases continue to surge

The tougher measures in Tier-2 impose a ban on mixing between different households, indoors in homes and pubs, bars and restaurants and the Tier 1 rule of six on gatherings outdoors continues to apply

While Boris Johnson sinks in response to COVID-19, Rishi Sunak continues to rise
World

While Boris Johnson sinks in response to COVID-19, Rishi Sunak continues to rise

Not only is Rishi Sunak a smooth communicator, but, with his Indian heritage, he is a walking success story of modern multiracial Britain.

Boris Johnson unveils three-tier COVID-19 lockdown plan; Liverpool in 'very high' risk category
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Boris Johnson unveils three-tier COVID-19 lockdown plan; Liverpool in 'very high' risk category

Under the new measures, areas in England are classified at medium, high, or very high risk, and placed under restrictions of varying severity

Premier League: CEO Richard Masters urges UK government to treat fans 'fairly' and rethink spectator ban
Sports

Premier League: CEO Richard Masters urges UK government to treat fans 'fairly' and rethink spectator ban

Matches at the end of last season in the English Premier League and the beginning of the new campaign have been played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus crisis.

'Secret' extradition process on to bring back fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, Centre tells Supreme Court
India

'Secret' extradition process on to bring back fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, Centre tells Supreme Court

Mallya, an accused in a bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, is in the United Kingdom

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 65 lakh, 75,829 new cases in 24 hrs; aim to vaccinate 25 crore by July, says Harsh Vardhan
India

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 65 lakh, 75,829 new cases in 24 hrs; aim to vaccinate 25 crore by July, says Harsh Vardhan

The Centre estimates to receive and utilise 40-50 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine covering 20-25 crore people by July next year, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said

EU to take legal action against UK over 'problematic provisions' in contentious Brexit bill
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EU to take legal action against UK over 'problematic provisions' in contentious Brexit bill

EU leaders fear that if the bill becomes law, it could lead to the re-imposition of a hard land border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland, and erode stability in the region

Swiss voters reject nationalist plan to limit jobs for European Union citizens, exit polls reveal
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Swiss voters reject nationalist plan to limit jobs for European Union citizens, exit polls reveal

In a similar referendum in 2014, the Swiss narrowly voted in favor of limiting access of EU citizens to live and work in Switzerland.

UK gov to announce COVID-19 ‘challenge’ trials to get an effective vaccine to people sooner
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UK gov to announce COVID-19 ‘challenge’ trials to get an effective vaccine to people sooner

The government plans to sponsor a challenge study set to begin in January, and may announce it to the public next week.

Indian students among 200 signatories of letter to Boris Johnson for 'justice' in  English test visa row
India

Indian students among 200 signatories of letter to Boris Johnson for 'justice' in English test visa row

Many of the students caught in the TOEIC cheating scandal are Indian. They have consistently defended themselves and have been lobbying the govt for a chance to prove their innocence

US charges 5 Chinese, 2 Malaysian citizens with hacking over 100 companies; India, Vietnam, UK networks targetted
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US charges 5 Chinese, 2 Malaysian citizens with hacking over 100 companies; India, Vietnam, UK networks targetted

In the attacks, the conspirators installed 'Cobalt Strike' malware on Indian government-protected computers, the indictment said

'UK govt shaming itself': Two former prime ministers pen op-ed panning Boris Johnson's proposed Brexit legislation
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'UK govt shaming itself': Two former prime ministers pen op-ed panning Boris Johnson's proposed Brexit legislation

In an article in The Sunday Times, John Major and Tony Blair, who played a crucial role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, warned that the Internal Market Bill imperils that peace

AstraZeneca resumes UK trials for COVID-19 vaccine days after single recipient shows 'adverse reaction'
Health

AstraZeneca resumes UK trials for COVID-19 vaccine days after single recipient shows 'adverse reaction'

The trials for the coronavirus vaccine candidate, AZD1222, resumed in the UK following confirmation by the MHRA that it was safe to do so, AstraZeneca said in a statement

Nirav Modi won't get fair trial in India, former SC judge Markandey Katju tells UK court
India

Nirav Modi won't get fair trial in India, former SC judge Markandey Katju tells UK court

Katju also repeatedly made comparisons between India and Germany under the Nazi regime, saying Nirav Modi has been made a convenient scapegoat for India's economic crisis

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says getting fans back ‘number one priority’
Sports

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says getting fans back ‘number one priority’

When the 2020-21 campaign kicks off on Saturday, stadiums around England will remain empty in the stands due to the continued threat of the pandemic.

Birmingham stabbings: Police arrests 27-year-old suspect; West Midlands mayor asks citizens to remain 'calm but vigilant'
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Birmingham stabbings: Police arrests 27-year-old suspect; West Midlands mayor asks citizens to remain 'calm but vigilant'

The man was arrested following a large-scale police manhunt. He has been held on the suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder

Birmingham stabbings: British police says several injured in 'major incident' at city centre
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Birmingham stabbings: British police says several injured in 'major incident' at city centre

West Midlands Police said they are uncertain as to the motive behind the stabbings and are working to establish the details

Coronavirus Outbreak: UK resumes socially distanced indoor performances from 15 August
Entertainment

Coronavirus Outbreak: UK resumes socially distanced indoor performances from 15 August

UK's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport announced the news in a series of tweets late on Thursday.