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'We shouldn't still be fighting for equal rights': LGBTQ+ bill faces tough battle ahead
The landmark Equality Act comes amid unprecedented attacks on trans rights and could be derailed by GOP senators

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

26, Feb, 2021 @2:08 AM

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Words matter: how New Zealand's clear messaging helped beat Covid
One year on from the nation’s first case of coronavirus, Aotearoa has largely eliminated the virus - communications played a key part in its success

Elle Hunt in Wellington

26, Feb, 2021 @1:15 AM

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Brazil Covid death toll passes 250,000 – as it happened
Israel set to put scheme on hold after criticism for sending vaccines abroad; China approves two more Covid vaccines

Lucy Campbell (now); Mattha Busby, Haroon Siddique, Rachel Hall and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

26, Feb, 2021 @12:20 AM

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Sir Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea's 'Father of the Nation', dies aged 84
PNG’s Grand Chief led the country to independence in 1975 and served four terms as prime minister

Rebecca Kuku in Port Moresby and Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

26, Feb, 2021 @12:20 AM

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Vanuatu coronavirus vaccine rollout to take until end of 2023
The majority of the Pacific nation’s population won’t be immunised for another two years, government planning documents show

Dan McGarry in Port Vila

25, Feb, 2021 @11:38 PM

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Equality Act: US House passes sweeping LGBTQ+ rights bill
Key bill, which amends 1964 Civil Rights Act, passes 224-216 but faces uncertain future in evenly divided Senate

Joan E Greve in Washington and agencies

25, Feb, 2021 @10:35 PM

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Canada spy agency unwittingly seeks double agent in Le Carré ad gaffe
CSIS included quote from A Perfect Spy in tweet about job postings, bewildering Twitter users

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

25, Feb, 2021 @8:44 PM

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Court rejects matador's bid to copyright his 'perfect kill'
Judges rule bullfighter’s performance cannot be registered as intellectual property

Sam Jones in Madrid

25, Feb, 2021 @8:39 PM

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Ursula von der Leyen issues Covid vaccine export warning at EU summit
Commission head reassures leaders she will ban vaccines leaving EU if suppliers fail to deliver again

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

25, Feb, 2021 @8:34 PM

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The Rev Michael Hinton obituary
Other Lives: Headteacher turned priest who wrote the 100-Minute Bible

Christopher Hinton

25, Feb, 2021 @6:05 PM

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Vaccine passports: a threat to liberty or necessary safeguard? | Letters
Letters: Such a measure would be a backdoor attempt to bring in a form of identity cards, writes David Winnick, but Mike Jones says that individual freedoms have to be tempered by social responsibilities. Plus letters from Dr Linda Murgatroyd and Ken Strong

Letters

25, Feb, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Canada's Covid plan under fire as air passengers evade hotel quarantine
Some arriving passengers are dodging mandatory three-night hotel stay while claims of sexual assault tarnish health plan

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

25, Feb, 2021 @5:37 PM

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