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‘Quiet fabulosity’: remote New Zealand church gets pink makeover to celebrate queer community
Sam Duckor-Jones has transformed an unused church into what he hopes will be a place for rural queerness to thrive

Eva Corlett in Wellington

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Diary of a disaster: the week that Tonga went silent
Seven days after a massive volcanic eruption that spawned a tsunami and ash cloud, communications are still largely down and the scale of the catastrophe unknown

Kate Lyons

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Chile’s president-elect names progressive, majority-women cabinet
Gabriel Boric, 35, picks youthful team including at defence the granddaughter of Salvador Allende, who was overthrown in a military coup

John Bartlett in Santiago

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Kerala nun who lost rape case against bishop deluged by letters of support
Activists, artists, film-makers and nuns across India write to 50-year-old after court clears Franco Mulakkal

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Russian activists publish leaked photos of Putin-linked palace
Palatial mansion on Black Sea coast featuring hookah lounge with a pole for dancing was allegedly built for the president

Andrew Roth in Moscow

21, Jan, 2022 @5:43 PM

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The UK student nurse who has caught Covid four times
Mea Walton got her first infection in September 2020 and her fourth at the start of this year

Nicola Davis

21, Jan, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Cadwalladr reports on Arron Banks’ Russia links of huge public interest, court hears
Banks is suing Guardian journalist for defamation over Brexit backer’s ‘covert relationship’ with Russia

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Around the world in 155 days: the teenager who flew into record books
Belgian-British Zara Rutherford braved acrid smoke and freezing Siberia on round-the-world journey in two-seater microlight

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

21, Jan, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Chevron and Total withdraw from Myanmar gas project
French energy firm cites worsening human rights for decision in victory for campaigners

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @4:11 PM

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Covid reinfection: how likely are you to catch virus multiple times?
Omicron may have affected risk in England, but other factors could include vaccination and severity of previous infection

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

21, Jan, 2022 @2:56 PM

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Dutch creator of The Voice accused of victim-blaming over abuse claims on show
John De Mol said women could learn lessons from scandal that took The Voice of Holland off air

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

21, Jan, 2022 @2:06 PM

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Italy seeks Unesco heritage status for espresso coffee
The drink quickly became an integral part of the national identity after its creation in Turin in the 19th century

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

21, Jan, 2022 @1:49 PM

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