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Heir of desperation as Japan wrestles with looming royal succession crisis
Experts convened to consider changing male-only succession laws amid preponderance of women in the royal family

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Far-right Jewish groups and Arab youths claim streets of Lod as Israel loses control
Lod’s mayor has described events as a ‘civil war’ with city filled with rocks, burnt cars and armed police in riot gear

Oliver Holmes and Quique Kierszenbaum in Lod

15, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Second pandemic year to be deadlier than first, warns WHO – as it happened
WHO chief asks countries to donate jabs instead of vaccinating children; India variant behind Germany decision

Nadeem Badshah (now); Edna Mohamed, Tobi Thomas, Martin Belam, Martin Farrer and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

15, May, 2021 @12:01 AM

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India variant could seriously disrupt lifting of lockdown, says Boris Johnson
PM announces acceleration of Covid vaccine programme, saying race could become a ‘great deal tighter’

Aubrey Allegretti, Nicola Davis, Helen Pidd, Josh Halliday and Libby Brooks

14, May, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Vaccinate vulnerable global poor before children in rich countries, WHO says
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urges developed world to donate Covid vaccines to Covax programme

Staff and agencies in Geneva

14, May, 2021 @5:59 PM

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Palestinians flee as Israel bombards territory from air, sea and land
Escalation triggers violent protests in West Bank and further clashes between Arabs and Jews in Israel

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem, Harriet Sherwood and agencies

14, May, 2021 @5:47 PM

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UK to allow ‘surge vaccination’ in Covid hotspots hit by Indian variant
PM to outline how government will counter sharp rise in infections linked to B.1.617.2 variant

Josh Halliday and Helen Pidd

14, May, 2021 @5:26 PM

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‘It was terrifying’: Gazans describe the Israeli bombardment of their homes
Many civilians in the dangerous border area in the north of Gaza had no chance to find shelter before the shelling began

Hazem Balousha in Gaza City and Peter Beaumont

14, May, 2021 @4:54 PM

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What can England do to combat the Indian Covid variant?
A list of possible measures that could be taken by the government to limit the spread of the variant

Peter Walker

14, May, 2021 @4:54 PM

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India variant could lead to serious third wave of Covid in UK
Analysis: If B.1.617.2 proves highly transmissible, hospitalisations could peak again, models show

Ian Sample Science editor

14, May, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Indian Covid variant: which countries have highest infection rates?
Some data suggests variant has ‘increased transmissibility’ compared with other strains

Tobi Thomas and Ashley Kirk

14, May, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Austrian chancellor’s future in doubt over ‘Ibizagate’ lying claim
Anti-corruption prosecutor alleges Sebastian Kurz deliberately misled MPs investigating scandal

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

14, May, 2021 @2:41 PM

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