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The Beach boys in a recording studio in 1962

 

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Dubai, UAE
Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai watch the spectacular four-storey indoor waterfall inside DP World’s Flow Pavilion. The expo, which was delayed by a year by the pandemic, runs until March 2022

Photograph: DP World

At sea, near Malta
Migrants rest on the deck of the rescue ship Sea-Watch in the Maltese search-and-rescue zone. Between 17-18 October, the ship has rescued 412 migrants from seven different boats in distress

Photograph: Valeria Mongelli/AP

Vatican City, Italy
Pope Francis greets a group of nuns during his weekly general audience

Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

 

Members of the ancient Samaritan community attend the pilgrimage for the holiday of the Tabernacles, or Sukkot, at the religion’s holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus.

RALLY: Members of the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions wearing masks and costumes inspired by the Netflix original Korean series 'Squid Game' shout slogans during a rally demanding job security in Seoul, South Korea on Wednesday. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP

 

 

Cai Qi, Beijing Communist Party secretary lights up the Olympic cauldron during a welcome ceremony for the Frame of Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, held at the Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Opal nuclear research reactor at Lucas Heights in Sydney. Australia will accept a two-tonne shipment of nuclear waste to be stored at the facility as part of a deal with the UK. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

 

Two tonnes of nuclear waste will be shipped from the United Kingdom to Australia next year as debate continues over a national storage facility.  The shipment of four 500kg canisters inside a forged steel container called a TN-81 is part of a waste swap deal with the UK.

The intermediate-level waste is to be stored temporarily at Sydney’s Lucas Heights facility then sent to the national radioactive waste management facility the federal government plans to build near Kimba in South Australia.

 

 

Vaccination will become mandatory across a range of new industries covering about 75 per cent of WA's workforce, with employers and employees facing fines if they do not comply.  Premier Mark McGowan announced the new measure, which would apply to about 1.1 million workers. 

 

Workers in Group 1 — those industries determined to have high transmission risk, a vulnerability risk or critical to the safety of the community — would need to be fully vaccinated by the end of the year. 

I hope people understand why this has to be done?

It is because WA has such a small population over such a vast area.

The people that work in WA are mostly proud of their abilities to do a good job and there are a few that are not able to fulfill various work requirements and need training to do this. 

I guess the bigger populations in other states find this situation hard to fathom out!

 

70 per cent of spectators at the Melbourne Cup day will be VRC members, with only 5 per cent of the 10,000 crowd open to the public

 

Spectators will have to be double vaccinated and show proof on entry — they will also have to stay in one of three allocated zones along the course

 

If the trial is successful, and if Victoria reaches 80 per cent double vaccination, similar crowds may be possible for Oaks Day (November 4) and Mackinnon Stakes Day (November 7)

 

 

Two people look at lava spewed from the Cumbre Vieja volcano from a house nearby as it continues to erupt on the Canary Island of La Palma, as seen from Tajuya, Spain, October 20, 2021. REUTERS

 

Visitors look at the skeleton of a gigantic Triceratops over 66 million years old, named "Big John", on display before its auction by Binoche et Giquello at Drouot auction house in Paris, France, October 20, 2021.REUTERS

 

Pilots of the Patrouille Suisse perform in their Northrop F-5E Tiger jets during a flight demonstration of the Swiss Air Force over the Axalp in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. 20 October 2021. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

 

A dummy dog sports a mask equipped with cameras and a transmission device at the 22nd worldwide exhibition of Internal State Security (MILPOL) in Villepinte, France

 

 

London

A third dose of the Pfizer vaccine provides “excellent” immunity, scientists have said, after the first full trial of the booster showed an additional jab raises protection by a further 95 per cent. PM Boris Johnson piled pressure on vaccine chiefs to change their advice and let people have boosters less than six months after their second dose.

 

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