Iran breaks its record for most new virus cases in one day


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday reported its highest single-day toll of new coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic with more than 5,000 new infections, as the country struggles to cope with a surge in transmission. Iran’s health ministry also reported that 322 people had died from the virus, pushing the death…

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‘Football is a working-class sport, it should be affordable’: Bilic slams PPV matches – video


The West Brom manager, Slaven Bilic, has slammed the decision to make some Premier League football matches available via a pay-per-view service. ‘I always used to say that football is not polo, football is not golf. Football is sport for the masses … it’s a working-class sport,’ said Bilic. Currently, the cost of a match…

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UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials


By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online Published duration2 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images image captionScientists around the globe are working on potential vaccines for coronavirus The UK is pushing ahead to be the first nation to carry out “human challenge” studies where up to 90 healthy people will be deliberately exposed to Covid. The…

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Barnier ready to intensify Brexit talks- EU financial services chief


DUBLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The European Union remains absolutely committed to reaching a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain and chief negotiator Michel Barnier stands ready to travel to London to intensify talks, EU Financial Services Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said. Britain stood firm on Tuesday in rebutting an EU offer to discuss draft legal texts…

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