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Priti Patel’s fury as Johnson blocks public sexual harassment law
Home Office fears PM views aggressive targeting of women and girls as ‘mere wolf whistling’ amid moves to create specific offence

Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

09, Oct, 2021 @8:26 PM

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Jacinda Ardern facing biggest challenge yet as New Zealand switches to Covid suppression
The prime minister has enjoyed huge support during the pandemic – but the country’s new course may force unpopular trade-offs

Tess McClure in Christchurch

09, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Old wounds are exposed as Spain finally brings up the bodies of Franco’s victims
In 1940, thousands of the dictator’s opponents were summarily shot and thrown into mass graves. Now these are being opened

Sam Jones in Guadalajara

09, Oct, 2021 @4:15 PM

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War still rages in Syrian border town at heart of Iran’s regional ambition
The site of Islamic State’s last stand is now the most hotly contested pocket of the Middle East

Martin Chulov in Deir ez-Zor, Syria

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Isolate if you have Covid symptoms but negative PCR, says local health official
Advice follows discovery of anomalies in which people had positive lateral flow tests but negative lab results

Harry Taylor

09, Oct, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Delays set to push Covid jabs for teens in England into Christmas period
Headteachers call for more resources to speed up vaccinations of 12- to 15-year-olds

Julie Henry

09, Oct, 2021 @12:59 PM

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‘Send us home,’ beg Afghan refugees stuck in UK hotels
Thousands who fled Taliban are living in hotels with inadequate healthcare in Operation Warm Welcome

Mark Townsend

09, Oct, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Xi Jinping vows to fulfil Taiwan ‘reunification’ with China by peaceful means
Taiwan reiterates it is a sovereign nation after Xi says its ‘separatism’ is biggest ‘danger to national rejuvenation’

Vincent Ni and agencies

09, Oct, 2021 @10:31 AM

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‘Its power is far-reaching’: what Black History Month means to Black Britons
Three people talk about what impact the annual event has had on their lives and whether it is still needed

Lucy Campbell

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Coronavirus live: Russian Covid deaths in August hit at least 49,389 – as it happened
UK also registered 127 further deaths; England number is up from one in 85 the previous week, says ONS

Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose ,Martin Belam ,Samantha Lock (earlier)

08, Oct, 2021 @10:48 PM

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Study finds Covid-19 pandemic worsened mental health around the world
Estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of depression during pandemic, say researchers

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Germany investigates possible ‘sonic weapon attack’ against US embassy staff
Police have been investigating possible cases of ‘Havana Syndrome’ associated with the diplomatic mission since August

Julian Borger in Washington

08, Oct, 2021 @7:22 PM

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