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Exit polls indicate no clear winner in Israeli elections

Exit polls indicate no clear winner in Israeli elections

World
JERUSALEM -- Exit polls indicate there is no clear winner in Tuesday’s Israeli election, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fate uncertain and signaling continued political deadlock.The polls on Israel’s three main TV stations showed Netanyahu and his religious and nationalist allies, as well as diverse array of opponents, both falling short of a parliamentary majority. That could set the stage for weeks of paralysis and even an unprecedented fifth consecutive election. Exit polls are often imprecise and the official results may not be known for days.Netanyahu nevertheless said Israelis had “given a great victory to the right and to the Likud under my leadership" in a Facebook post late Tuesday.The exit polls conducted by Channels 11, 12 and 13 were nearly identical, showing Netan...
Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace ‘no clear impact’ despite £37bn budget

Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace ‘no clear impact’ despite £37bn budget

Health
PA MediaThe impact of NHS Test and Trace is still unclear - despite the UK government setting aside £37bn for it over two years, MPs are warning.The Public Accounts Committee said it was set up on the basis it would help prevent future lockdowns - but since its creation there had been two more.It said the spending was "unimaginable" and warned the taxpayer could not be treated like an "ATM machine".But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the MPs' report "defies logic".Baroness Dido Harding, head of the National Institute for Health Protection, which runs the system, pointed out it had been built from scratch and was now doing more tests than any other comparable country.She said performance had been improving with more people who tested positive being reached and more of their close cont...
Liverpool 1-4 Man City: Alisson errors help send leaders five points clear

Liverpool 1-4 Man City: Alisson errors help send leaders five points clear

Sports
Last updated on 2 hours ago2 hours ago.From the section Premier LeagueManchester City took a potentially decisive hold on the Premier League title race as they thrashed Liverpool at Anfield - helped by a virtuoso performance by Phil Foden and a nightmare display from the champions' goalkeeper Alisson.City's comprehensive triumph, their first at Anfield since 2003 and Pep Guardiola's first away to Liverpool as a manager, was achieved in such comfort that they were able to recover from Ilkay Gundogan's first-half penalty miss.Gundogan, who skied his spot-kick after Fabinho fouled Raheem Sterling, made amends when he put City ahead four minutes into the second period, after Alisson could only push out Foden's shot.Mohamed Salah equalised for Liverpool from the spot just after the hour after h...
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Seagulls go seven clear of relegation zone with win

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Seagulls go seven clear of relegation zone with win

Sports
Last updated on 36 minutes ago36 minutes ago.From the section Premier LeagueBrighton punished a lacklustre Tottenham to grab their first home league win since June and go seven points clear of the drop.Leandro Trossard grabbed the game's only goal, side-footing in Pascal Gross' cutback after 17 minutes.And the hosts always looked likelier to score the match's second, with substitute Aaron Connolly having his late effort cleared off the line by Spurs' Toby Alderweireld.Jose Mourinho's side struggled to create chances late on, with defeat meaning they stay sixth, six points off the top four.Flying Seagulls grab rare home winBrighton's victory finally ended their seven-month winless run at Amex Stadium.Coming into this fixture, Graham Potter's team were the only side left in England's top fou...

When can unemployed workers refuse a job offer? Biden wants to clear that up

Finance
President Joe Biden signs an executive order during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House on Jan. 21, 2021.Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden ordered federal labor officials on Friday to clarify when unemployed workers can refuse a job offer and continue to collect jobless benefits.A work refusal generally shuts off jobless benefits for recipients. But the law allows them to refuse unsuitable work — in instances of unsafe work conditions, for example — and continue to receive aid.There's been confusion in the pandemic era as to how such rules apply and when Americans can reasonably refuse a job offer. That may apply to safety concerns like mask-wearing, social distancing and disinfecting surfaces at stores, manufacturing plants and offices, for e...