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Spanish town comes together in hunt for ‘Galician Rambo’
Residents of Pontedeume form patrol after brushes with man they suspect is escaped murder convict Alfredo Sánchez Chacón

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

01, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Why does Austria stay silent over dual national’s arrest six years ago in Iran?
Iranian-Austrian Kamran Ghaderi is serving a 10-year sentence for spying and his family are still waiting for answers

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

01, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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From Queen’s jubilee to Qatar World Cup: the big dates of 2022
Elections in Hong Kong, France and Brazil, independence milestones, Abba gigs and Cop27

Richard Nelsson

01, Jan, 2022 @4:00 AM

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China opens embassy in Nicaragua for first time since 1990 after Taiwan ties cut
Nicaragua trumpets ‘ideological affinity’ with Beijing and seizes Taipei’s former embassy and diplomatic offices

Staff and agencies

01, Jan, 2022 @2:49 AM

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Covid live: UK reports nearly 190,000 new cases – as it happened
Latest figures come amid shortages of PCR and lateral flow tests; new cases in Italy reported as 144,243

Lucy Campbell (now); Fran Lawther, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

31, Dec, 2021 @8:05 PM

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UK government’s Covid advisers enduring ‘tidal waves of abuse’
Exclusive: Guardian survey shows level of intimidation, including death threats, against scientific and medical advisers

Ian Sample Science editor

31, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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I’m a UK Covid scientist. Here’s a sample of the abuse in my inbox
Messages may contain unhinged expletives, threatening tropes … or one of my interviews set to music

John Edmunds

31, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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New Zealand yoga industry suffers as anti-vax sentiment co-opts wellness community
Spread of disinformation via popular social media wellness accounts playing significant role in rejection of Covid vaccines

Leni Ma'ia'i in Auckland

31, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Spain says it is first in Europe to officially count all femicides
Statistics on gender-based violence broadened beyond cases involving partners or exes

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

31, Dec, 2021 @5:51 PM

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‘She understood her power’: the death of mafia boss Pupetta Maresca
Naples authorities refuse a public send-off for the convicted murderer known as Lady Camorra

Clare Longrigg

31, Dec, 2021 @5:39 PM

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24C in Spain, 15C in the Alps: oddly warm end to 2021 in parts of Europe
Records broken in Bilbao and Segovia, and avalanche warnings in Alps where it is too warm even for fake snow

Angela Giuffrida and Ashifa Kassam

31, Dec, 2021 @5:28 PM

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UK Covid case numbers climb to almost 190,000 on last day of 2021
Friday’s figures also show 203 deaths as ONS estimates one in 25 people in England had Covid before Christmas

Richard Adams

31, Dec, 2021 @4:55 PM

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