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Spanish couple arrested over toad-venom and ayahuasca rituals
Pair allegedly charged €150 for ‘ancestral’ ceremonies involving psychotropic substances

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

22, Aug, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Taliban claim they have changed ... but all the signs suggest it’s only for show
As regime talks of tolerance, reports emerge of beatings, house searches and attacks on women

Emma Graham-Harrison

22, Aug, 2021 @12:45 PM

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Germany’s resurgent SPD has new hope of succeeding Merkel
The centre-left Social Democrats had been written off but surge of support could make Olaf Scholz chancellor in September

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

22, Aug, 2021 @12:32 PM

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Doctors’ refusal to participate leaves a gap in Britain’s gun control system | Letter
Letters: Many GPs refuse to place markers on medical notes that a patient is a firearms owner or charge outrageous fees – up to £300 – to do so, says Christopher Graffius

Letters

22, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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UK scientists look at reducing boosters to save vaccine for rest of the world
JCVI considers lower third jab dosage to release stocks for poorer nations

Michael Savage

22, Aug, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Afghan journalists win right to come to Britain after media appeal
Foreign secretary agrees to visa waivers for group of 200 but British Council staff still in limbo

Michael Savage

22, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Cuba’s health system buckles under strain of overwhelming Covid surge
A lack of medical supplies is crippling the Covid response, amid an economic crisis sparked by the pandemic and US sanctions

Ed Augustin and Daniel Montero in Havana

22, Aug, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Excommunicated Spanish ‘witch’ village turns curse into tourist cash
Embracing its strange past is a blessing for Trasmoz as thousands flock to its witchcraft attractions

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

22, Aug, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Attack of the giant rodents or class war? Argentina’s rich riled by new neighbors
Hordes of capybaras have taken up residence at a gated community, sparking a debate on the environment and inequality

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

22, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Tony Blair condemns ‘tragic, dangerous’ US withdrawal from Afghanistan
Former prime minister says jihadist groups will be ‘cheering’ return of the Taliban

Michael Savage

22, Aug, 2021 @8:58 AM

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The Wuhan lab leak theory is more about politics than science
Whatever this week’s Biden review finds, the cause of the pandemic lies in the destruction of animal habitats

Robin McKie Science editor

22, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Afghans face catastrophe without urgent aid, UN warns
As deaths are reported in crush at Kabul airport, Keir Starmer leads calls for Dominic Raab to resign over UK’s ‘complacent’ response

Michael Savage and Emma Graham-Harrison

22, Aug, 2021 @6:44 AM

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