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Covid live: case rates decrease in England amid higher numbers in rest of UK; Norway to end restrictions
One in 90 in England had Covid in week up to 18 September but rate rises in Wales and NI; pandemic rules dropped from Saturday in Norway

Nadeem Badshah (now); Harry Taylor, Kevin Rawlinson, Damien Gayle and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

24, Sep, 2021 @9:09 PM

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‘People are tired’: Chris Hipkins, the New Zealand minister battling to eliminate Covid
As the country’s much-lauded pandemic policy reaches a critical moment, Hipkins insists it remains committed to elimination

Tess McClure in Wellington

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘It really woke parliament up’: King of Tonga criticises government handling of drugs crisis
In rare political speech, the king addressed the epidemic that is overwhelming Tonga hospitals and prisons

Joshua Mcdonald

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Everything has exploded now’: on the streets with Thailand’s protesters
For the past month, Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection has been a battleground between police and protesters, angry at economic, health and rights crisis

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Treated like animals’: Julián Castro condemns Biden over humanitarian crisis at US border
Democrat says denying rights of Haitian people to claim asylum contradicts Biden’s promises to reverse ‘Trump’s cruelty’

Ed Pilkington in New York

24, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘We lost joy in living’: grief of MH17 victims’ relatives laid bare in court
At trial of four men charged with murder over the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in 2014, families gave testimony of lives cut short

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

24, Sep, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Carles Puigdemont freed after arrest in Sardinia, says lawyer
Former Catalan leader free to travel but must attend extradition hearing on 4 October

Sam Jones in Madrid and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

24, Sep, 2021 @5:25 PM

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German election too close to call as polls find SPD has lost its lead
A coalition appears inevitable after two surveys suggest almost equal support for CDU and former favourite

Kate Connolly in Berlin

24, Sep, 2021 @4:55 PM

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‘A bit of a mystery’: why England Covid cases are going down despite easing of restrictions
Analysis: Experts say it is first time since start of pandemic that sustained decline is recorded out of lockdown

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Sep, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Birthrates are falling, but there’s no need to panic | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to reports of Britain’s ‘baby shortage’ and the potential benefits for both people and the planet

Letters

24, Sep, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Johnson’s bid to mend Franco-British relations met with cool response
French president ‘awaiting PM’s proposals’ on how to re-establish cooperation in wake of Aukus deal

Peter Walker Political correspondent

24, Sep, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Switzerland gears up to vote in same-sex marriage referendum
Conservative parties oppose extension of same-sex couples rights beyond basic civil partnership

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

24, Sep, 2021 @1:25 PM

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