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A friend in need: volunteers rush to help refugees feel at home in UK
Up to 50 people a day are signing up to offer help to Afghans who fled the Taliban

Clea Skopeliti

19, Sep, 2021 @8:45 AM

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To mask or not to mask? Opinion split on London underground
Commuters explain their reasons for not covering up

Andrew Anthony

19, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Slow but steady has seen the EU win out in the vaccine race
Ursula von der Leyen says the union’s vaccination programme is now a success after its stumbling start

Jon Henley

19, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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British gangs and international rivals join forces to increase cocaine sales
Analysis by National Crime Agency finds more than 1,700 UK criminal groups involved in drug supply

Mark Townsend

19, Sep, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Cocaine, the yuppie drug? Not now, say experts – its lure is crossing all classes
Once a potent symbol of 1980s excess, the class A narcotic has become commonplace. So how do we curb its soaring use?

Mark Townsend

19, Sep, 2021 @7:15 AM

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‘We don’t want people to be in a panic,’ says chief of Taliban morality police
Exclusive: In his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises things will be different from the brutal 1990s

Emma Graham-Harrison and Abdul Rauf Wafa in Kandahar

19, Sep, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Jonathan Mirsky: reporter who went from Mao fan to fierce Beijing critic
The career of the Observer’s former China correspondent who died last week, was marked by a willingness to review his convictions

Peter Beaumont

19, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Australia could initially lease submarines from UK or US but nuclear weapons remain off limits
Senior ministers confirm leasing nuclear-powered vessels from Aukus allies could be stop-gap solution until Australia takes delivery of its own submarines

Amy Remeikis

19, Sep, 2021 @5:19 AM

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The kaiser and the paperweight: how Cecil Rhodes helped inspire the first world war
The German monarch’s imperial ambitions were fuelled by the British colonialist – as the story behind a recently discovered relic reveals

Daniel Boffey in Doorn

19, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why Greece’s expensive new migrant camps are outraging NGOs
The €38m asylum seeker centre on Samos – the first of five – has restaurants and air-conditioning but it’s like a prison, say critics

Helena Smith in Athens

19, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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New Zealand coronavirus update: 24 new cases reported ahead of Auckland lockdown decision
A total of 44 new cases recorded over the weekend, with more expected because of spread among large households

Staff and agencies

19, Sep, 2021 @3:24 AM

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‘We thought we were mates’: French ambassador laments subterfuge en route to Sydney airport
Jean-Pierre Thebault was angry about Aukus as he left Australia on Saturday night, saying: ‘It’s like in a couple, you know, when you commit … you don’t run away’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Sep, 2021 @12:28 AM

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