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South Africa informed the world of omicron. Then it was hit with travel bans : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

People line up to get on the Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo’s airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday. The United States, Israel and other European nations have already imposed travel restrictions on South Africa and other nations in the region.

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People line up to get on the Air France flight to Paris at OR Tambo’s airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday. The United States, Israel and other European nations have already imposed travel restrictions on South Africa and other nations in the region.

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Crocodile attacks British backpacker on Zambia rafting trip at Victoria Falls

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The gap-year student was attacked by a 3-metre crocodile in Zambia on Tuesday. Photo / Getty Images

A teenager was pulled from her boat by a 3-metre crocodile near the Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Midday on Tuesday Amelie Osborn-Smith, 18, from Hampshire had been on a guided kayaking trip, when she was pulled from the boat into a “death roll” on the riverbed.

Osborn-Smith was reportedly dangling her leg over the edge of the boat when she was seized.

Guides and fellow kayakers reportedly jumped to her aid, trying to

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American Music Awards 2021: The full winner’s list

The full list of nominees follows. Winners are indicated in bold.

Drake

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn

Giveon

Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo *WINNER

The Kid LAROI

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”

Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “DÁKITI”

Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

Doja Cat ft. SZA “Kiss Me More” *WINNER

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giveon “Peaches”

FAVORITE TRENDING SONG

Erica Banks “Buss It”

Måneskin “Beggin'”

Megan Thee Stallion “Body” *WINNER

Olivia Rodrigo “drivers license”

Popp Hunna “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)”

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Silk Sonic (Bruno

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Showmax set to debut original feature film ‘Baba Twins’

Produced by ‘Njoro wa Uba’ producer, Lucy Mwangi and directed by Lawrence Murage, the coming-of-age comedy drama titled ‘Baba Twins’ follows Wamz, a young carefree airline hostess who is thrust into motherhood and has to raise multiples while navigating nanny drama and Tony, her socialite baby daddy who is not ready to be a dad. The film will premiere exclusively on Showmax in December 2021.

In the lead role as Wamz is former KTN presenter Violetta Ngina while Morris Mwangi plays the socialite dad. Other cast members include Kui Kabala, Annstella Karimi, Brian Ngaira, and Shix Kapienga.

Speaking on the

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South China Morning Post.Danger lurks as Hong Kong hikers take to the great outdoors.Sam Ng wakes up at 6am every Saturday to meet his friends and go hiking in Hong Kong. It is a big change from before the coronavirus….4 days ago

South China Morning Post.Danger lurks as Hong Kong hikers take to the great outdoors.Sam Ng wakes up at 6am every Saturday to meet his friends and go hiking in
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Travel news live: Latest updates as France demands negative tests from Brits

The US has announced stricter travel measures in the wake of the omicron coronavirus variant, which has already been identified in 25 countries around the world so far.

From “early next week”, all international arrivals, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, will have to take a Covid test within one day of their departure to the States instead of the previous 72-hour window.

In addition, the mask mandate on transport in the US, including flights, trains and buses, is to be extended until 18 March 2022; it was originally slated to end on 18 January.

Meanwhile, France is also

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British backpacker, 18, savagely attacked by crocodile while rafting in Africa

A teenage backpacker has been savagely attacked by a huge crocodile – and was only saved when her friend dived in and punched the beast.

A teen British backpacker has been savagely attacked by a huge crocodile while rafting – and was only saved when her friend dived in and repeatedly punched the beast.

The 18-year-old student was enjoying a gap year adventure when the killer croc struck, The Sun reports.

Hero guides and fellow rafters leapt into the river near the famous Victoria Falls in Zambia to save her, as the 3m long monster clamped its powerful jaws

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Winners Of The 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards

On November 26, the 42nd Blue Dragon Film Awards were held to celebrate some of the best movies of 2021.

“Escape to Mogadishu,” which was a box office hit, won a total of five trophies, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Heo Joon Ho). “The Book of Fish,” a critically acclaimed film, also won five trophies, including Best Actor (Sol Kyung Gu), Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography and Lighting. “Three Sisters” took home both trophies for Best Actress (Moon So Ri) and Best Supporting Actress (Kim Sun Young).

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Best hikes in South Africa

Think South Africa, and images of cloud-draped mountains, crashing blue seascapes, carpets of wildflowers, deep green canyons and sweeping velds flood the mind. This country is a vast land of wild natural beauty, filled with tucked-away valleys, surging rivers, magical waterfalls, and roiling surf – the best of which can only be reached on a hike. 

South Africa boasts many multi-day hiking trails, some with truly luxurious lodgings and others more rustic, and walkers can set off on plenty of amazing day hikes as well. On some hikes you will need to purchase a permit ahead of time, and some

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