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Countries around the world are tightening their borders after the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in southern Africa. Singapore and the UK have already introduced new measures, while the EU is considering its own restrictions.
South African scientists will meet with WHO experts on Friday to discuss a concerning new coronavirus variant.
B.1.1.529 has a "very unusual constellation of mutations," one scientist said, and it's unclear how effective vaccines will be against it. https://t.co/mwSskGoxWB— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 26, 2021
Protests are set to go ahead at Amazon warehouses across the world to mark Black Friday. Unions and environmental groups are among the organizers of the demonstrations.
Climate activists say they blockaded 15 Amazon sites in 3 countries on Black Friday, using huge bamboo structures to prevent access for trucks https://t.co/RHlIaYZlCs— Tech Insider (@TechInsider) November 26, 2021
Global food prices are expected to increase even further and could push poorer countries into crisis, experts are warning. The increases are being blamed on surging gas and fertilizer costs.
Poorest face food crisis amid global fertiliser shortage https://t.co/hifrNI3wTR— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 26, 2021
Baby Yoda was among a series of fictional characters to dominate the New York skyline on Thursday as the Big Apple enjoyed its annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Giant Papa Smurf and Snoopy balloons also made an appearance.
High school and college marching bands, elaborate floats, Broadway performers, giant balloons, crowds of spectators — all were back on the streets of Manhattan, as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade completed its 2 ½ mile route. https://t.co/cpMHe9b1mP— The Associated Press (@AP) November 25, 2021
An Afghan woman made famous by a 1985 edition of the National Geographic magazine has settled in Italy, the country's government said yesterday. Sharbat Gulla reportedly asked to be evacuated from Afghanistan following its conquest by the Taliban.
The iconic Afghan 'girl with the green eyes' from the cover of the 1985 National Geographic has fled the Taliban.— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) November 25, 2021
+ She has been given a safe haven in Italy.
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