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COVID-19: Ireland brings in new restrictions ahead of Christmas due to 'very stark' health advice

Strict new limits on Ireland's hospitality sector and home visits have been announced by the country's prime minister.

Peng Shuai: ATP criticised over 'fluff' response and not joining WTA in suspending tournaments in China…

The governing body of men's tennis has been criticised for not joining the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) in suspending all tournaments in China…

Lewis Hamilton condemns Saudi Arabia's 'terrifying' LGBTQ+ laws ahead of race and says it is 'not my…

Lewis Hamilton has said he does not feel comfortable about racing in Saudi Arabia's grand prix this weekend, as he expressed concern about…

COVID-19: At least 50 people infected with Omicron variant at Christmas party in Norway

At least 50 people in the Norwegian capital of Oslo have been infected with the Omicron variant.

COVID-19: US tightens travel testing rules as Omicron variant spreads

International passengers heading to the US will have to be tested for COVID-19 within one day of travel regardless of their vaccination status, as…

Angela Merkel: Germany's outgoing chancellor honoured at military farewell ceremony with hymns and punk…

Angela Merkel has bid farewell to 16 years in office at a military ceremony, and urged fellow Germans to stand up to hatred.

Ghislaine Maxwell ordered housekeeper to bring two underage girls to Jeffrey Epstein mansion, New York…

Jeffrey Epstein's former housekeeper drove two underage girls to the disgraced financier's house under Ghislaine Maxwell's orders, a New York court…

Zambia crocodile attack: British teenager Amelie Osborn-Smith injured while rafting

A British teenager has been attacked by a crocodile while travelling with friends in Zambia, according to reports.

Belarus: UK government issues more sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko's regime

The UK government has imposed more sanctions on Belarus over alleged human rights abuses.

Russia: Kremlin warning to US over Ukraine 'gameplay' - as Washington threatens 'serious costs' if crisis…

Russia has warned the United States it will respond if Ukraine is drawn into any US "geopolitical games", while Washington has threatened "serious…

China accuses head of MI6 of 'peddling fake news and false intelligence'

China has accused the head of MI6 of "peddling fake news and false intelligence" after the spy chief accused Beijing of snaring other countries in…

COVID-19: South Africa doctors see 'skyrocketing' cases in vaccinated and unvaccinated but symptoms…

Doctors treating people in the region of South Africa where Omicron is surging have told Sky News they have seen a rise in the number of patients being…

COVID-19: Mandatory jabs considered in Germany from February as tougher restrictions brought in for…

Unvaccinated people in Germany are to be excluded from non-essential stores, cultural and recreational venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

Peng Shuai: IOC to meet Chinese tennis player in person next month after 'quiet diplomacy'

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) say they will be allowed to meet Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai in person next month and that "quiet diplomacy"…

COVID-19: Reinfections rise in South Africa but people becoming less sick - WHO deploys surge team amid…

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to deploy a surge team to South Africa to help deal with the new Omicron COVID variant outbreak.