Thunderstorm alert over for south and east England (Source BBC)
A Yellow weather alert for thunderstorms, which brought heavy showers and high winds to the south and east of England, has come to an end.
“A band of thunderstorms” moved across England on Sunday, with the Met Office warning of “localised disruption” and difficult driving conditions.
It follows unseasonably warm weather over the new year.
Saturday marked the warmest New Year’s Day on record, reaching 16.3C (61.3F) in London’s St James’s Park.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has resigned after another day of mass protests rocked the capital Khartoum. (Source BBC)
Thousands marched against a recent deal he had done to share power with the army, who staged a coup in October.
Chanting “power to the people”, protesters called for a return to full civilian rule. But military forces staged another violent crackdown, leaving two people dead.
Mr Hamdok’s decision to quit leaves the army in full control.
Here are some more of the top stories to start off your day: (Source WION)
On New Year, Israel and Gaza Strip seem to be celebrating the moment with a pinch of rocket fire. After Gaza Strip fired rockets a day earlier, Israel’s military launched strikes against militant targets in the Hamas-ruled territory early on Sunday. In other news, a media report has stated that UK is planning to to ease immigration rules for Indian citizens by planning to offer cheaper visas as part of the upcoming trade talks that is set to take place in New Delhi. Meanwhile, three people were killed and four others were injured during a party during an indiscriminate shooting at a New year’s Party in US.
Israeli military, Gaza militants ‘celebrate’ New Year with rocket fire
According to the Israeli military, the attacks looked to destroy a rocket manufacturing facility and a military post of Hamas. The military also blamed the militant group for any violence emerging from its territory.
At New Year’s party shooting in US, 3 dead, 4 injured
At the party, several people had gathered. The incident occurred just minutes before the end of 2021. At the Gulfport New Year’s party shooting, no arrests have been made till now. The investigators are still going through the chaotic scene.
UK mulling to ease visa rules for Indian citizens to clinch trade deal: Report
UK International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan will be travelling to Delhi this month for formal negotiations on the proposed India-UK free trade agreement (FTA). According to the Times newspaper, Trevelyan will be using the visit to open the prospect of relaxing immigration rules for Indian citizens — a key demand from Delhi.
French torch 874 cars on New Year’s Eve as part of decades old tradition
The French authorities say that there has been a drop in the number of cars torched this New Year’s Eve due to the Covid pandemic. Compared to the 874 cars burnt at the end of 2021, 2019 New Year’s Eve witnessed 1,316 cars being torched, the Interior Ministry said.
Sunday 2 January 2022
|FT||Brentford2 Aston Villa1|
Saturday 1 January 2022
|FT||C Palace2 West Ham3|
|FT||Arsenal1 Man City2|