Five dead after car ploughs into Wisconsin parade – BBC News

Five people have been killed and more than 40 injured after a car ploughed into a parade in the US state of Wisconsin. Footage shows a red SUV driving through a Christmas parade in the city of Waukesha at around 16:40 local time. Police chief Dan Thompson said it hit dozens of people, including children.… Continue reading Five dead after car ploughs into Wisconsin parade – BBC News

Austria back in lockdown despite protests – BBC News

Austria has returned to a full national lockdown as protests against new restrictions aimed at curbing Covid infections spread across Europe. Austrians have been asked to work from home and non-essential shops have closed. Infection rates have risen sharply on the continent, prompting warnings from the World Health Organization. New restrictions brought in to tackle… Continue reading Austria back in lockdown despite protests – BBC News

Catastrophic flooding across western Europe as politicians blame climate change – BBC News

More than 120 people have died and hundreds are still missing after record rainfall caused the worst flooding in parts of Western Europe for many decades. In Germany dozens of people were unaccounted for, with the Chancellor Angela Merkel describing the floods as a catastrophe. Torrential rain has also devastated parts of Belgium, the Netherlands… Continue reading Catastrophic flooding across western Europe as politicians blame climate change – BBC News

Masks and social distancing at downsized Hajj – BBC News

Pilgrims have arrived in Mecca for the second Hajj to take place since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Pilgrims travelling to Islam’s holiest site are expected to socially distance and wear face masks. The event is larger than in 2020, but is still far smaller than usual years. Only 60,000 fully vaccinated residents have… Continue reading Masks and social distancing at downsized Hajj – BBC News