Luxury men's clothing designer Nino Cerruti dies at 91

Luxury men’s clothing designer Nino Cerruti dies at 91Nino Cerruti, one of the most emblematic figures of luxury men’s ready-to-wear of the 20th century died on Saturday at the age of 91. Born September 25, 1930 in Biella, he was forced to abandon his philosophy studies at the age of 20, after the death of his father Silvio, to take over the family

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Australia's daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100,000

Australia’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100,000SYDNEY (Reuters) — Australia’s daily coronavirus infections on Sunday fell below 100,000 for the first time in five days, amid expectations that the Omicron wave had neared its peak in New South Wales, the worst-hit state. A total of 85,824 cases were reported by midday, down from the pandemic high of more than 150,000 hit

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Lockdown party allegations facing UK PM Johnson

Lockdown party allegations facing UK PM JohnsonPrime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised for attending a “bring your own booze” gathering at his official residence during Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown, and an internal inquiry is being carried out to establish the facts. British media have reported that at least 11 gatherings took place at Johnson’s 10 Downing Street residence or in other

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Factbox: Former Kazakh leader's family wealth in spotlight after unrest

Factbox: Former Kazakh leader’s family wealth in spotlight after unrestKazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev hinted on Tuesday that associates of his predecessor and former patron Nursultan Nazarbayev needed to share their wealth with the public to help alleviate discontent after a week of violent unrest. Nazarbayev, 81, was the longest-serving leader of any former Soviet state, running Kazakhstan between 1989 and 2019, first as Communist

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As Omicron surges, a French hospital creaks under staff shortages

As Omicron surges, a French hospital creaks under staff shortagesEmergency ward doctor Abigael Debit is increasingly spending her time finding beds for COVID-19 patients, either in her own public-private clinic outside Paris or in nearby hospitals, as the contagious Omicron variant rips through France. Scientific data shows a lower risk of severe disease from Omicron compared to the Delta variant, but the sheer number

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Italy's sewers will give early alert for future COVID spikes

Italy’s sewers will give early alert for future COVID spikesItaly will use the nation’s sewage to predict future coronavirus spreads and to alert authorities to rising cases and new variants before they appear in testing and hospitals, a senior official said, announcing a project to be launched in coming months. The new tool will be rolled out as governments look for new ways to

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Greece's Aegean Airlines suspends flights to Beirut after plane damage

Greece’s Aegean Airlines suspends flights to Beirut after plane damageATHENS, Jan 15 (Reuters) — Greece’s largest carrier Aegean Airlines said on Saturday it had suspended all flights to Beirut pending the results of an investigation into the cause of damage to one of its planes that flew to the Lebanese capital. Ground crew at Beirut’s Rania Hariri International Airport found external damage to the

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Casualty reports awaited from tsunami-hit Tonga with comms mostly down

Casualty reports awaited from tsunami-hit Tonga with comms mostly downWELLINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) — Tsunami-hit Tonga remained largely uncontactable on Sunday with telephone and internet links severed, leaving relatives in faraway New Zealand praying for their families on the Pacific islands as casualty reports had yet to come through. An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering warnings of 1.2-metre tsunami waves and

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'Keep the defender guessing': Russia's military options on Ukraine

‘Keep the defender guessing’: Russia’s military options on UkraineRussia’s deployment of tens of thousands of troops to the north, east and south of Ukraine is fuelling fears in Kyiv and Western capitals that Moscow is planning a new attack. Russia denies any such plans. Western military analysts have suggested Russia cannot keep such troops deployed where they are indefinitely for financial and logistical

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