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Survivors of 1965 Indonesia massacres urge UK to apologise
After Observer report, families say the move would help heal country’s wounds

Paul Lashmar and Nicholas Gilby

24, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Darker skies and colder weather provide perfect conditions... for Covid-19 to thrive’
These were the words of the health secretary last week, as it became clear that vaccination alone will not keep the virus in check. But experts in health and education fear that Plan B will come too late

James Tapper, Robin McKie, Michael Savage and Donna Ferguson

24, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Somalis in UK targeted with death threats and abuse after David Amess killing
The MP’s death has had an impact on a community that is already marginalised and fighting against negative perceptions

Mark Townsend

24, Oct, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Saturday’s coronavirus news: Russia defends Sputnik V vaccine; Britain’s weekly cases at highest since July
News comes after Pfizer said jab showed 90.7% efficacy against virus in trial of five- to 11-year-olds; UK chancellor says hospitality must not shut again

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Tom Ambrose and Miranda Bryant (earlier)

23, Oct, 2021 @10:58 PM

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UK government paves way to bring in tough ‘plan B’ Covid rules
Councils consulted over support for measures such as vaccine passports amid warnings by senior doctors that NHS faces winter illness ‘triple whammy’

Michael Savage, Robin McKie and James Tapper

23, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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RAF airlifts 102 people who had fled Afghanistan to UK
Flights mark first military relocation of Afghans and British nationals since end of Kabul evacuation

Miranda Bryant

23, Oct, 2021 @12:43 PM

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Will Ireland’s corporation tax rise see tech companies leave Dublin?
Analysts question if Dublin’s reputation as a leading tech hub could be undermined by new 15% tax rate

Lisa O'Carroll in Dublin

23, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Covid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’
Senior scientists say problems at Immensa site show private firms should not be carrying out PCR tests

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I was terrified’: the vet sterilizing Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos
The progeny of animals brought illegally to Colombia and kept in the drug lord’s private zoo must now be put on birth control

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

23, Oct, 2021 @4:01 AM

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Taliban ‘forcibly evicting’ Hazaras and opponents in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch has logged illegal seizures of land and homes then given to Taliban supporters

Emma Graham-Harrison

23, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Covid live: AY.4.2 strain of Delta variant under investigation in UK – as it happened
Offshoot of Delta designated a variant under investigation in UK; Pfizer says child-size doses effective at stopping infections in five- to 11-year-olds

Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

22, Oct, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Have Sumatran fishing crews found the fabled Island of Gold?
Treasures worth millions found in the last five years along the Musi River could be the site of the Srivijaya empire

Dalya Alberge

22, Oct, 2021 @9:50 PM

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