Merkel says unvaccinated to be excluded from non-essential shops and venues, jabs could be mandatory from February.
Newham, in east London, is home to a large ethnic minority community, and has suffered significantly in previous waves.
The Omicron variant
Japan’s travel ban spells anguish for foreigners, businesses
Tokyo’s strict border controls to keep Omicron out are throwing travel plans into disarray.
Turkey central bank comments on easing at odds with Erdogan’s
Central bank will assess interest rate cut impact early next year, an official tells Bloomberg News.
Turkey’s Erdogan replaces finance minister amid economic turmoil
Nureddin Nebati takes on the role of finance minister after Lutfi Elvan resigns.
Why India is witnessing spike in attacks on Christians, churches
Rights groups record over 300 attacks on Christians and their religious places in the first nine months of this year.
UN launches record humanitarian appeal for 2022 as needs soar
The United Nations’ humanitarian agency OCHA appeals for a record $41bn to help 183 million people.