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Coronavirus live news: UK aviation industry warns of impact of travel corridor curbs; India begins world's largest vaccination drive
Death toll reaches 2 million people; UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative tests to enter; German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from names

Damien Gayle (now) and Matilda Boseley and Michael McGowan (earlier)

16, Jan, 2021 @9:26 AM

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India begins world's biggest Covid vaccination programme
Country of 1.3 billion people hopes to vaccinate 300 million citizens by August

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South-Asia correspondent

16, Jan, 2021 @8:57 AM

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Covid vaccine: 72% of black people unlikely to have jab, UK survey finds
Sage voices concern at BAME uptake and say more must be done to increase trust in vaccine

Linda Geddes

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Covid jabs to be accompanied by organ music at Salisbury Cathedral
800-year-old building becomes temporary vaccination centre for priority patients invited by GPs

Steven Morris

16, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Global report: coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million
‘Heart-wrenching milestone’ says UN chief; China reports 130 new cases in flare-up; India starts mass vaccination campaign

Tom Phillips

16, Jan, 2021 @5:21 AM

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100 days of warning: inside the Boogaloo killings of US security personnel
Extremism experts warned the anti-government movement was planning attacks online. Why didn’t Facebook act?

Lois Beckett in Los Angeles

15, Jan, 2021 @8:51 PM

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Left stranded: US military sonar linked to whale beachings in Pacific, say scientists
Islands surrounded by US military study area, including Guam and Saipan, call for activity that harms the whales to stop

Jon Letman

15, Jan, 2021 @8:00 PM

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What next for Trump's trusty New Zealander?
Chris Liddell says he is staying for Trump’s last days to help manage a ‘volatile’ time, but after Biden takes office he seems destined for a return home

Elle Hunt in Whangārei

15, Jan, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Questions will be asked over timing of closing UK travel corridors
Analysis: poor implementation ends another week of shifting Covid policy by the government

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

15, Jan, 2021 @7:51 PM

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France investigates Sarkozy over contract with Russian insurer
Detectives seek to establish if former president was employed to lobby on behalf of the firm

Kim Willsher in Paris

15, Jan, 2021 @7:36 PM

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Australian professor and his son freed after being allegedly tortured in Qatar
Exclusive: Prof Lukman Thalib and son Ismail freed after being held in secret for five months

Christopher Knaus

15, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter
All foreign arrivals will also have to quarantine in toughening of measures in response to new strains

Heather Stewart and Peter Walker

15, Jan, 2021 @6:58 PM

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