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Pregnant women in UK fear losing jobs over Covid safety worries, survey finds
Exclusive: Maternity Action urges ministers to overhaul ‘not fit for purpose’ workplace health and safety rules

Andrew Gregory Health editor

02, Dec, 2021 @9:18 AM

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Thursday briefing: Javid in Covid booster trade-off
Patient monitoring may be cut to let GPs give more extra shots … China tournaments pulled over Peng Shuai … Johnson a ‘clown’, Macron quoted as saying

Martin Farrer

02, Dec, 2021 @6:29 AM

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Tom Udall, Biden’s cowboy boot-wearing friend, makes debut as ambassador to New Zealand
Udall presents a less controversial image than Donald Trump’s pick, as US seeks to ease tensions in the Indo Pacific

Tess McClure in Christchurch

02, Dec, 2021 @6:04 AM

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Abortion rights advocates vow to fight on after supreme court hearing
Leaders say they will look to statehouses and lower courts if justices allow undermining of Roe v Wade

Jessica Glenza

02, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Beijing warns China-linked US businesses: you cannot ‘make a fortune in silence’
Vice-foreign minister Xie Feng tells industry figures to push US government toward a ‘rational’ China policy and end ‘ideological’ conflicts

Helen Davidson

02, Dec, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Angela Merkel to bow out with ceremony live on German TV
Military tattoo to be held in chancellor’s honour on Thursday but formal handover of power not expected until next week

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

02, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Can Russell Crowe succeed in cleaning up Bangkok’s terrible wiring?
A tweet from the actor has sparked a call to action by Thailand’s prime minister, but will anything really change?

Rebecca Root in Bangkok

02, Dec, 2021 @2:51 AM

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Covid news: Omicron detected in US; UK reports 48,374 new cases and 171 deaths – as it happened
Case identified in California; UK infections on rise amid fears over Omicron variant; non-EU travellers to France must have negative Covid test regardless of vaccination status

Tom Ambrose (now), Rachel Hall, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

02, Dec, 2021 @12:50 AM

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GPs in England may ease rules for monitoring vulnerable patients
Exclusive: Sajid Javid locked in talks with BMA about relaxing rules in order to help deliver Covid booster programme

Denis Campbell and Andrew Gregory

01, Dec, 2021 @10:32 PM

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UK ministers secure 114m more Covid vaccines for next two years
Extra Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna jabs for 2022 and 2023 ordered to ‘future proof’ vaccine programme

Andrew Gregory Health editor

01, Dec, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Gangsters use vehicles to ram into Mexico prison and free nine inmates
The armed group broke into the jail in Tula and opened fire, injuring a guard and a police officer

David Agren in Mexico City

01, Dec, 2021 @9:28 PM

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Honduras president-elect’s China pledge puts Taiwan and US on edge
Xiomara Castro has said she will foster ties with Beijing in what experts see as a move to counter US influence

Jeff Ernst in Tegucigalpa

01, Dec, 2021 @8:06 PM

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