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Australia deploys its army to the Solomon Islands. Australia on Friday deployed a peacekeeping force to the three-day riots in the Solomon Islands, according to the australian channel ABC. On Friday, the local police had to resort to warning shots to disperse the demonstrators, who demand the resignation of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, for having notably severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 2019 for the benefit of the Beijing regime. Mr Sogavare appealed to Australia under a “Bilateral security treaty”, which allows the Solomon Islands to “Call for help from Australia in times of crisis”, precise ABC. About a hundred soldiers were deployed, to protect “Essential infrastructure”.

Olivier Véran extends the booster of the anti-Covid vaccine to all adults. The French Minister of Health on Thursday announced a package of measures to attempt “To prevent a fifth wave of Covid-19 and avoid having to take more drastic measures such as a curfew or confinement”, writes the European edition of Politico. The most important measure is the extension of the third dose of the vaccine to all people over the age of 18, starting on Saturday. In addition, from December 15 for those over 65 and from January 15 for those aged 18-64, the booster dose will be mandatory to maintain the validity of the health pass. Mr. Véran also announced that the mask would become mandatory again “In public spaces such as cinemas, restaurants, and some busy outdoor events, such as Christmas markets”.

More than 50 dead in a coal mine in Siberia. Forty-six miners and six rescuers died of suffocation in an accident on Thursday in a Siberian mine, report The Moscow Times. The district attorney said that “The accident was the result of a methane explosion caused by a spark”, but several Russian media, quoted by the news site, claim that the obsolescence and lack of maintenance of the mine would be at the origin of the disaster: dust accumulated in a ventilation duct would have caught fire and “Fill the mine with smoke”. More than 280 people were in the mine at the time of the accident.

Vargas Llosa elected to the French Academy. The Hispano-Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa will join the Immortals of the French Academy, where he will occupy the seat of the late Michel Serres, report The country. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010, Vargas Llosa is the first writer to never have written in French to enter the Dome. On the other hand, he is not the first foreign author to become Immortal: he will follow in the footsteps of the American Julien Green, the Algerian Assia Djebar, now deceased, or the Haitian-Canadian Dany Laferrière, who joined in 2013. The author of “The Town and the Dogs”, aged 85, has been exempted from the age limit, normally set at 75 years. This is the first time that the Academy has hosted a Nobel Prize since François Mauriac, who died in 1970.

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