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Disquiet in UK schools as easing of mask restrictions in classrooms nears
Pupils’s relief at being free of face coverings is mixed with teachers’ and parents’ concerns over spread of Indian Covid variant

Rhi Storer

16, May, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Secret history: the warrior women who fought their enslavers
Historian Rebecca Hall works with a graphic artist in her new book to reclaim the stories of the female rebels on ships and plantations

Rob Walker

16, May, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Thirteen arrested in London protest against violence in Gaza
The Met said nine of its officers were injured while dispersing crowds outside the Israeli embassy

Damien Gayle

15, May, 2021 @11:02 PM

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Coronavirus: Trinidad and Tobago declares state of emergency; England to continue lockdown easing despite India variant fears
All todays events as they happened: China cancels spring Everest climbing season from Tibetan side while Portugal to reopen to UK tourists from Monday

Kaamil Ahmed (now) Tobi Thomas and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)

15, May, 2021 @10:48 PM

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Johnson ‘must think again on plans to relax Covid rules’
Top adviser warns of India variant impact, as scientists urge delay in Monday’s changes

Denis Campbell, Toby Helm and David Connett

15, May, 2021 @8:45 PM

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‘I can’t be that careless’: Australian Uyghur activist targeted online
Nurgul Sawut, who has been named on a Chinese blacklist, says she’s experienced online trolling, nasty messages and malware

Josh Taylor

15, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Isolated Biden in bid to forge UN consensus on conflict
Attempt to salvage a common position on Israel after US team tries to delay, citing bad timing

Julian Borger in Washington

15, May, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Israeli strike destroys Gaza tower housing media organisations
15-storey block hit on Saturday housed offices of Al Jazeera and Associated Press and private flats

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

15, May, 2021 @6:49 PM

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Israeli airstrike on Gaza claims eight young cousins
Family celebrating Eid killed as building housing the Associated Press and other news agencies is bombed

Hazem Balousha in Gaza, Emma Graham-Harrison and Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

15, May, 2021 @6:33 PM

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How missing CCTV footage turned a Chinese family’s tragedy into a national conspiracy
A mother’s search for the truth about her son’s death exposes the level of public distrust in China’s authorities

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

15, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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We are responding calmly to India Covid variant, insists UK health minister
As scientists issue warnings, Edward Argar says the variant could be more – or less – transmissible

Jedidajah Otte

15, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Relief, reluctance and confusion: New Yorkers react to mask-free guidance
The CDC says people who have been vaccinated no longer have to wear face coverings in public – but not all are enthusiastic

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

15, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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