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Japan royal wedding: subdued ritual looms as Princess Mako marries amid controversy
Princess’s union to Kei Komuro has attracted public and media attention for all the wrong reasons

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

25, Oct, 2021 @12:43 AM

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Covid live: more than 325,000 in England get boosters in one day; Romania to tighten restrictions from Monday
Latest updates: NHS chief says Saturday was ‘biggest day yet for booster jabs’; tighter restrictions will come into effect to ease Romania’s struggling hospitals

Streisand Neto (now); Caroline Davies and Aamna Mohdin (earlier)

24, Oct, 2021 @11:09 PM

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Libya moves closer to holding high-risk presidential elections
Electoral roll to be set out this week alongside opening of nominations for president despite internal opposition and fears of bloodshed

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Oct, 2021 @9:40 PM

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UK falling behind most G7 countries in sharing Covid vaccines, figures show
Campaigners call for action after analysis finds only third of jabs pledged to poorer countries this year have so far been delivered

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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The importance of being early to stop Covid before it stops Christmas again | Brief letters
Brief letters: Coronavirus spread | Crosswords | Tesco’s fake food | A meat-eater’s plea | Dame Mary Berry | Wealth and greed

24, Oct, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Turkey’s move to expel ambassadors over activist’s jailing risks widening rift with west
Envoys from 10 countries – including US, Germany and France – to be declared persona non grata

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul and Patrick Wintour

24, Oct, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Colombia’s president hails capture of cartel boss Dairo Antonio Úsuga
Úsuga, one of South America’s most wanted men, arrested at rainforest hideout after massive manhunt

Tom Phillips and Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

24, Oct, 2021 @2:59 PM

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A-level textbook withdrawn over ‘inappropriate’ Native American question
USA 1865-1975: the Making of a Superpower asked whether treatment of Native Americans had been exaggerated

Aamna Mohdin

24, Oct, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Learning the ropes: why Germany is building risk into its playgrounds
Lofty climbing towers are part of trend away from total safety and towards teaching children to navigate difficult situations

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

24, Oct, 2021 @1:16 PM

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BVI inquiry hears claims of systemic corruption and jury intimidation
Allegations aired against senior figures include selective granting of citizenship and drug running

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Oct, 2021 @10:18 AM

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Sunak refuses to commit to wearing mask in crowded Commons
Chancellor also says ‘plan B’ Covid measures not needed yet despite expert views to the contrary

Peter Walker Political correspondent

24, Oct, 2021 @10:10 AM

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‘We know who we are’: Inuit row raises questions over identity and ancestry
Indigenous groups in Canada have the right to self-govern – but there are fears that recognition of NunatuKavut could weaken Inuit groups’ authority

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

24, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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