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Coronavirus news live: minister rules out England lockdown as NHS chief says ‘overwhelming evidence’ action needed
Kwasi Kwarteng says talk of restrictions ‘unhelpful’ as NHS boss says health service faces ‘perfect storm’

Samatha Lock

20, Oct, 2021 @7:46 AM

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Wednesday briefing: Time for plan B to stop Covid winter crisis
NHS in danger of ‘stumbling into crisis’ as winter looms … Capitol attack committee recommends Steve Bannon prosecution … and Jane Goodall on hope

Warren Murray

20, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Lawyers to submit Yemen war crimes dossier to UK police
Key figures in Saudi Arabia and UAE accused of crimes against humanity include investors in Britain

Dan Sabbagh

20, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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IAEA chief: Aukus could set precedent for pursuit of nuclear submarines
Special taskforce convened by IAEA to look into Aukus deal as Iran hints at fresh pursuit of its 2018 naval nuclear propulsion program

Julian Borger in Washington

19, Oct, 2021 @11:38 PM

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Implement ‘plan B’ winter measures now or risk NHS crisis, Johnson warned
NHS Confederation head fears efforts to tackle backlog of 5 million patients will be derailed

Andrew Gregory, Heather Stewart, Ian Sample

19, Oct, 2021 @11:23 PM

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Covid live: no contingency measures for UK despite high deaths; Pfizer jab 93% effective in keeping children out of hospital
UK reports further 223 deaths but UK government says no to plan B for now; US study shows success in preventing hospitalisation of 12- to 18-year-olds

Tom Ambrose (now) and Miranda Bryant, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

19, Oct, 2021 @10:41 PM

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Charge Bolsonaro with murder over Covid toll, draft Brazil senate report says
Draft text says neglect, incompetence and opposition to science fueled ‘stratospheric’ death toll

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

19, Oct, 2021 @8:19 PM

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Without Covid-19 jab, ‘reinfection may occur every 16 months’
Reports grow of repeat Sars-CoV-2 infection as experts warn prevalence among schoolchildren risks health of older people

Linda Geddes

19, Oct, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Bataclan survivors recall being held hostage as gunmen fired on crowd
Group of 11 were forced to watch killing spree and then used as human shields, trial over Paris attacks hears

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

19, Oct, 2021 @6:06 PM

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In Kawerau one thing impedes the effort to vaccinate Māori: New Zealand’s history
Low Covid vaccination rates among Māori reflect practical barriers – but they also have good reason to distrust the government

Morgan Godfery

19, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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A green lifeline for countries in debt | Letter
Letter: Paul Steele on why we need to embrace a tried-and-tested approach that links debt to climate and nature programmes in the developing world


19, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Anoosheh Ashoori told he has lost legal bid for Tehran jail release
British-Iranian informed on same day Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe heard her appeal had been rejected

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Oct, 2021 @4:52 PM

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