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Sentinel-6: ‘Dog kennel’ satellite to measure sea-level rise

Sentinel-6: ‘Dog kennel’ satellite to measure sea-level rise

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Asia Today: South Korea, Japan mull steps as new cases rise

Asia Today: South Korea, Japan mull steps as new cases rise

Health
South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economyByThe Associated PressNovember 21, 2020, 9:30 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy.The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday brought the national caseload to 30,403, including 503 deaths.More than 270 of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where heal

Medicare Part B premiums will rise by 2.7% in 2021

Finance
bymuratdeniz | E+ | Getty ImagesThe standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will be $ 148.50 in 2021, officials announced Friday. The $ 3.90 increase is 2.7% more than the 2020 figure of $ 144.60, according to information released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The deductible for Part B, which covers outpatient care, durable equipment and some other services, will be $ 203 next year, up $ 5 from $ 198 in 2020.Meanwhile, the deductible for Medicare Part A (hospital coverage), which is per benefit period (which generally starts when you are admitted to the hospital) will be $ 1,484 in 2021, up $ 76 from this year's $ 1,408.More from Personal Finance:Medicare beneficiaries say they’d take early Covid vaccineHere's how to handle an unexpected inheritanceTips
Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise

Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise

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Khan warns Londoners council tax could have to rise as TfL secures £1.8bn bailout

Khan warns Londoners council tax could have to rise as TfL secures £1.8bn bailout

Business
Sadiq Khan has warned Londoners their council tax bills could have to rise because of the "draconian" conditions attached to a £1.8bn government bailout of Transport for London (TfL).The capital's transport body said the agreement will enable it to continue operating until the end of March 2021. The exact amount of money involved will be subject to passenger revenue in the coming months. Image: Sadiq Khan said the agreement was 'not ideal'. File pic It follows discussions between the Department for Transport and TfL, which is chaired by Mr Khan, to secure a six-month funding deal and prevent the collapse of the capital's bus and Tube networks.The mayor said the deal was "not ideal" but he fought hard to get to the "best possible place