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Azerbaijan says ‘mud volcano’ caused Caspian Sea explosion
Caspian Sea has high concentration of mud volcanoes, which spew both mud and flammable gas

Helen Sullivan and agencies

05, Jul, 2021 @2:01 AM

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Death toll from military plane crash in Philippines rises to 50
The passenger death toll from the crash was 47, officials said, and three civilians on the ground were also killed

Guardian staff and agencies

05, Jul, 2021 @12:02 AM

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As it happened – coronavirus updates: Russia sees five-day spike in deaths; South Africa reports record daily cases
All Sunday’s coronavirus updates: Luxembourg PM reported to be undergoing tests in hospital; Israel seeking new vaccine deal after talks with UK collapse

Claire Gilbody-Dickerson

04, Jul, 2021 @10:53 PM

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Pope Francis goes to hospital for scheduled surgery on colon
Vatican says pontiff had general anaesthetic during operation for diverticular stenosis of the colon

Staff and agencies

04, Jul, 2021 @10:08 PM

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Politics trumps Covid science in Javid’s push to ‘live with the virus’
Experts are urging greater vaccination coverage and action over ventilation in public spaces before lifting restrictions

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

04, Jul, 2021 @7:22 PM

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Oregon governor: death toll from north-west heatwave ‘unacceptable’
Kate Brown says extreme weather cost ‘too many lives’ and seeks federal help for low-income and minority groups

Guardian staff and agencies

04, Jul, 2021 @6:50 PM

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Lessons about the legacy of Indian partition need to be taught | Letter
Letters: The events of 1947 and their impact are clearly part and parcel of British history, writes Professor Sarah Ansari

Letters

04, Jul, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Hundreds of Afghan security forces flee as districts fall to Taliban
Militants’ advance continues as Britain nears end of its two-decade deployment to country

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul and Dan Sabbagh

04, Jul, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Luxembourg prime minister admitted to hospital with Covid
Xavier Bettel attends as a precautionary measure after testing positive last week

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

04, Jul, 2021 @4:20 PM

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Delta variant will cause US Covid surges, Fauci says, as poll reveals vaccine resistance
Biden adviser says disparities will lead to ‘two types of America’ as poll shows only 45% of Republicans have received one shot

Martin Pengelly in Washington

04, Jul, 2021 @3:51 PM

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UK minister confuses Zambia with Zimbabwe at Kenneth Kaunda funeral
Slip by James Duddridge at funeral of liberation leader derided as evidence of enduring colonial attitudes

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

04, Jul, 2021 @3:09 PM

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UK scientists caution that lifting of Covid rules is like building ‘variant factories’
Experts react with dismay to ‘frightening’ attitude of Sajid Javid towards removing protections

Linda Geddes

04, Jul, 2021 @2:22 PM

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