November 26, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Russian media are reporting that the death toll from an accident in a Siberian coal mine has risen to at least 52. Authorities believe a gas explosion likely occurred. The accident happened in the Kemerovo region on Thursday. Local authorities say 285 workers were in the mine at the time. More than 200 managed to escape.
2. The European Union’s executive body has proposed that from March, entry to the bloc should be limited to people vaccinated against COVID-19. The European Commission announced an updated framework for travel on Thursday. It said, “Member States should allow in only vaccinated, recovered or essential travellers.
3. Britain has recorded more than 10 million coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. It is the first country in Europe to surpass the 10 million mark. The nation is home to a population of about 67 million people. The daily number of new cases in the country has continued to reach around 40,000 recently.