27 Migrants Die In Boat Tragedy Between France, UK

<!– –> Boat tragedy: Officials said earlier three helicopters and three boats had searched the area. Calais, France: At least 27 migrants trying to reach England from France died on Wednesday when their boat sank off the northern French coast, the deadliest disaster since the Channel became a hub for clandestine crossings. President Emmanuel Macron vowed France would not allow the Channel to become a “cemetery” and also spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to agree on stepping up efforts to thwart the traffickers blamed for the surge in…

France To Announce Booster Shots For All Adults To Curb New Wave: Report

<!– –> Booster shots will progressively become a requirement for a valid health pass in France. (File) Paris: France is expected to announce that COVID-19 booster shots will be made available to all adults as well as stricter rules on wearing face masks and more stringent health pass checks to curb a new wave of infections, French media reported. Health Minister Olivier Veran is due to hold a press conference at midday on Thursday. President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday said it would focus on tougher social distancing rules and…

Gang Involved In Online Cheating Cases Busted, 12 Arrested: Police

<!– –> Online cheating: In first raid in September, six people were arrested from Bengaluru. (Representational) New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested 12 people allegedly involved in over 1,000 cases of online cheating by creating fake websites and tricking their victims to download malware in their phones, an official said on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) KPS Malhotra said six of the accused, all natives of Jamtara in Jharkhand, were arrested from Bengaluru in September this year, following which six others were arrested from various other places…

‘No Progress’ On Eve Of Iran Nuclear Talks: UN Atomic Agency

<!– –> Iran nuclear deal has been gradually disintegrating since US withdrew from it in 2018 (Representational) Vienna: The UN nuclear watchdog said Wednesday there had been “no progress” in talks with Tehran on disputes over the monitoring of Iran’s atomic programme, just days before talks restart on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told a quarterly meeting of the agency’s board that talks he held in Tehran on Tuesday were “inconclusive” despite being “constructive”. Grossi had sought to…

Crypto Donors Pay $1 Million Fees For Failed Bid For US Constitution Copy

<!– –> The crowd-funding endeavor for the US Constitution copy’s auction used digital money ether. (File) Washington: The cryptocurrency donors who banded together for a failed try to buy a rare copy of the US Constitution have had insult added to their injury in the form of over $1 million in fees, data showed Wednesday. Over 17,400 donors joined in the headline-making effort to purchase the document at auction in New York, but people have been seeking refunds this week after losing out to a billionaire’s $43 million bid. The…

3 Americans Found Guilty In 2020 Murder Of Black Jogger In US

<!– –> US black man’s murder: The three men were found guilty after a month-long trial. (File) Washington: Three white men were found guilty of murder Wednesday for shooting dead an African American man after chasing him in their pickup trucks, following a racially-charged trial in the southern US state of Georgia that gripped the nation. Travis McMichael, who shot Ahmaud Arbery, his father Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, who took part in the chase, were all convicted of multiple counts of murder, aggravated assault and false…

Mom-Daughter Duo Wins Tickets To Space In Virgin Galactic Lottery

<!– –> Blue Origin’s third manned flight is scheduled for early December. Washington: A health coach from the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has won two tickets worth almost $1 million to be among Virgin Galactic’s first space tourists, the company said Wednesday. Keisha Schahaff, 44, said she wanted to take the flight into Earth’s orbit with her 17-year-old daughter, a science student living in Britain who dreams of one day working for NASA. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson surprised Schahaff with the news at her home in Antigua…

“Escape From Real World” For Joe Biden On Thanksgiving Break

<!– –> Joe Biden has spent Thanksgiving on Nantucket almost every year since 1970s. Nantucket, US: “Welcome back!” a woman shouted as US President Joe Biden began his Thanksgiving break on luxury Nantucket island — celebrating his first chance to escape from weeks of bad news. The woman yelling was one of a score of islanders braving a freezing night Tuesday to cheer Biden as his motorcade zipped from the airport through narrow lanes to the exclusive compound of billionaire family friend David Rubenstein. Nantucket, a former whaling center out…

Lions At Croatia Zoo Catch Covid From Their Keeper

<!– –> Zagreb: The zookeeper as well as the Covid-infected lions are fine, said an official (File) Zagreb: Two lions at the Zagreb zoo have tested positive for COVID-19 that they had contracted from their keeper, officials said on Wednesday. These are the first confirmed cases of the disease in zoo animals in Croatia, an agriculture ministry statement said. Laboratory tests on samples taken from the two animals after they had developed symptoms of the disease confirmed that they have COVID-19, it said. The big cats, who are undergoing medical…

Platform Ticket Price Hike In Mumbai Rolled Back, Will Now Cost Rs 10

<!– –> The platform ticket price will be reduced at several stations including CSMT, said an official. (File) Mumbai: The Central Railway has decided to reduce the price of platform ticket at key stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region from Rs 50 to Rs 10 from Thursday, an official said. Reverting platform ticket to Rs 10 at CSMT, Dadar, LTT, Thane, Kalyan and Panvel stations @drmmumbaicrThe details are 👇 pic.twitter.com/EDt5E7A9EF — Central Railway (@Central_Railway) November 24, 2021 The platform ticket price will be reduced at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT),…