Tens of thousands rallied across France on Sunday in solidarity with the murdered teacher
Tens of thousands rallied across France on Sunday in solidarity with the murdered teacher
The founder of troubled hospital operator NMC Health has filed a legal challenge against a move by Indian immigration authorities to prevent him from departing to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month, according to his court petition seen by Reuters. BR Shetty's NMC, listed in London and UAE's biggest hospital group, went into administration in April following months of turmoil over its finances and the company's disclosure that it had $6.6 billion (4.9 billion pounds) in debt, well above its earlier estimates.
France's former president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, who died on Wednesday from Covid-19 aged 94, has been laid to rest in a low-key funeral attended only by family and his close circle. Around 40 people attended the funeral, as had been the wish of Giscard d'Estaing, who presided over France from 1974-1981.The ceremony, in the town of Authon in the Loire region of central France where he lived, contrasted with the lavish send-off for former president Jacques Chirac when he died in 2019. French former president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing dies of Covid at 94 Key moments in the life of Valéry Giscard d'EstaingChirac was given a lying-in-state with thousands paying respects at his coffin in Paris before a funeral ceremony at the Saint Sulpice church attended by all France's living former leaders.That ceremony in September 2019 was also the last time Giscard was seen in public."The president wanted the funeral to take place in the strictest privacy with family," his son Henri Giscard d'Estaing said on Friday."It turns out that the circumstances (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) mean that there would have been no other choice. We will therefore only have family members and the people who live around us in Authon," he added.With police standing guard outside, his coffin draped in French and European flags was carried into the Saint Hilaire church in Authon.France will on Wednesday observe a day of national mourning in his memory decreed by President Emmanuel Macron, with people able to write tributes in books placed in town halls.(with AFP)
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has voiced doubt over the prospect of success in stalled trade talks, saying that “we will see” if there is still a way to reach agreement. Speaking to broadcasters at the Eurostar train terminal in London as he made his way back to Brussels this morning, Mr Barnier said the EU side remained “calm” following the pause in talks announced on Friday night after a week of intensive negotiations failed to bridge differences. With the UK blaming French demands on access to fishing waters for the breakdown, Boris Johnson was due to attempt to revive the process with a phone call to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later on Saturday.
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Turkey has entered its first full weekend lockdown since May after coronavirus infections and deaths hit record highs in recent days. The total death toll rose by 193 on Friday, touching a daily record level seen earlier this week, to 14,509. Turkish television showed largely empty squares and streets on Saturday in the largest city Istanbul, the capital Ankara and the third largest city Izmir, with only a few people and vehicles out and about.
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Ivory Coast will lift a suspension on cocoa sustainability schemes run by U.S.-based Hershey on its territory that it imposed earlier this week, according to a letter addressed to the chocolate maker and seen by Reuters. On Monday, Ivorian and Ghanaian cocoa regulators suspended the schemes, accusing Hershey of sourcing large volumes of physical cocoa on the ICE futures exchange to avoid paying a premium aimed at combating farmer poverty, known as a living income differential (LID). Hershey, makers of such popular candy items as Hershey chocolate bars, Hershey's Kisses and Kit Kat, said it was fully participating in the LID and would continue to do so.
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Iran's death toll from the global pandemic has risen above 50,000, according to state television, as the country grapples with the worst outbreak in the Middle East. A two-week partial lockdown in the capital of Tehran and other major cities helped slow, but not stop the rising wave of deaths from the coronavirus over the past few weeks. President Hassan Rouhani warned Saturday that the lockdown could be extended to more cities or reimposed on the capital, if people do not abide by health measures.
Panaji (Goa) [India], December 5 (ANI): Mumbai City FC will look to keep their winning momentum going when they take on Odisha FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) season 7 at the GMC Stadium on Sunday.
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Australia 16 Argentina 16 Argentina’s rollercoaster Tri-Nations ended in second place after a wet and wild draw with Australia. The Pumas finished above their opponents by virtue of points difference, and behind champions New Zealand, following a second consecutive tie with the Wallabies. Reece Hodge had a late opportunity to snatch victory for Australia, but the full-back’s 45-metre penalty attempt faded wide. Shorn of Pablo Matera, Guido Petti and Santiago Socino, the three players stood down last week after the emergence of racist posts on social media, Argentina produced another combative performance. A fine try from Pumas wing Bautista Delguy, set up by scrum-half Felipe Ezcurra off the back of a runaway maul, meant that his side led for much of the game. Four cards punctuated the contest, with Australia replacement Lukhan Salakaia-Loto sent off close to the hour-mark after Marcos Kremer and Michael Hooper had been sin-binned in the first half. As Australia piled on pressure in the final quarter, eventually leading to a pushover try for Hooper that levelled matters thanks to Hodge’s touchline conversion, Lucas Paulos was also shown yellow by referee Angus Gardner. In sodden conditions, the tackling of Argentina back-rowers Santiago Grondona, Facundo Isa and Rodrigo Bruni drew a number of fumbles out of the hosts. Fittingly, the tournament ended with Argentina repelling an attack from the Wallabies and Hooper admitted that the Pumas had proved “a tough cookie to crack”. “We’ll build from that, we’re not happy with the performance,” said the Australia skipper, whose try was his 20th in Test rugby. “Their tackling around the pill and around our mid-parts popped the ball a few times. It was hard conditions and we won the territory battle but weren’t able to convert. “We had to adjust and I was disappointed we couldn’t play a bit more because, when we did, we played some nice stuff. “But Argentina have been great defensively throughout this competition. They had a tough ask with four big, back-to-back Test matches and they did well.” These teams drew 15-15 in Newcastle last month and the Wallabies drew first blood in the rematch, Hodge putting them ahead after Kremer’s illegal clear-out on rival fly-half James O’Connor. That incident earned Kremer a yellow card and, after Nicolas Sanchez had cancelled out Australia’s advantage with a long-range kick, Hooper was sin-binned after a very similar collision. As Sanchez was competing for the ball at a ruck close to the touchline, Hooper charged towards the breakdown. His shoulder made contact with the head of Sanchez and Gardner delved into his pocket after the intervention of television match official Damon Murphy. While Sanchez was off the field undergoing a head injury assessment, his temporary replacement Domingo Miotti slotted another penalty. Delguy’s try, a weaving run from just outside Australia’s 22 that confounded Marika Koroibete and beat the tackle of Hunter Paisami with a powerful fend, followed. Miotti converted before Hodge landed another penalty, cutting Argentina’s advantage going into half-time to 13-6. Hodge and Miotti traded penalties in the second half, with Salakaia-Loto receiving a deserved red card for a reckless high tackle on Grondona. Despite Australia going down to 14 permanently, Hooper’s try arrived with 12 minutes to go and Hodge had a long-range chance to sink the Pumas. However, his strike skewed wide and the teams could not be split. Dave Rennie’s record as Australia head coach now stands at three draws, two defeats and a win from six matches in 2020. Meanwhile, Argentina can be proud of a resurgent year. “It’s beautiful,” said Ezcurra at the final whistle. “We had a really tough year with a very long quarantine. To play these games to end the year is a really, really, really good thing for us.”
West Yorkshire house explosion leaves three people in hospital. Investigations into cause of incident in Illingworth area of Halifax on Saturday morning are ongoing
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A large fire that broke out at a five-story vacant building spread to a nearby church in the East Village in Manhattan, on December 5, reports said.The fire, which spread to Middle Collegiate Church on 2nd Avenue, has prompted a response from more than 100 firefighters, reports said.This footage, posted to Twitter, shows flames engulfing the vacant building where the fire started at East Seventh Street. Credit: @kenisajerk via Storyful