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Rise in China’s imports and exports eases fears over global growth
Better-than-expected figures for June come as Covid lockdown measures ease worldwide

Julia Kollewe

13, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Olympics chief mixes up Japanese and Chinese at Tokyo Games presser
Gaffe by International Olympic Committee president triggers backlash on social media

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Jul, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Doctors warn of ‘devastating consequences’ of lifting Covid rules in England
Medical chiefs react to Boris Johnson’s ‘irresponsible’ decision to remove almost all Covid restrictions

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

13, Jul, 2021 @8:32 AM

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India’s Covid vaccine rollout hit by hesitancy and supply snags
Pledge to inoculate entire population by December in doubt as states report shortages of vaccine stocks

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

13, Jul, 2021 @7:28 AM

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‘How long can Australia go on like this?’: what world thought of ‘feeble’ Covid vaccine rollout
Once heralded a global Covid success story, Australia’s vaccine rollout has attracted little other than global criticism

Helen Sullivan in Sydney

13, Jul, 2021 @5:59 AM

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Tuesday briefing: Defences down against ‘exit wave’
Advisers warn of more than 200 deaths a day after last England Covid restrictions lifted … Johnson and Patel accused of ‘stoking’ racism … 400-year wait for baby

Martin Farrer

13, Jul, 2021 @5:18 AM

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‘Mixed advice’ driving Covid vaccine hesitancy in pregnant UK women
Exclusive: campaign group warns of ‘wildfire’ of negative messaging given by healthcare professionals

Alexandra Topping

13, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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New Zealand rescuers try to reunite stranded baby orca with pod
Hundreds of people have joined the search for the killer whale’s pod, with rescuers hopeful his family will return for him

Eva Corlett in Wellington

13, Jul, 2021 @4:24 AM

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Afghanistan stunned by scale and speed of security forces’ collapse
More than 1,000 have fled across the border, and hundreds more have handed over weapons to the Taliban

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul

13, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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They Are Us movie script ‘worse than livestream’ of Christchurch attack, say victims’ families
Family members of those killed in the 2019 attack in New Zealand say they have been retraumatised by the script, which has been leaked

Eva Corlett in Wellington

13, Jul, 2021 @3:19 AM

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EU prepares sanctions against Lebanon leaders a year after Beirut blast
Almost one year since Beirut blast, Lebanon is still headed by caretaker government

Helen Sullivan and agencies

13, Jul, 2021 @12:53 AM

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France and Greece to mandate jabs for healthcare staff – as it happened
This blog is now closed. Catch up with all our coverage of the pandemic here.

Nadeem Badshah (now); Clea Skopeliti ,Martin Belam ,Helen Sullivan (earlier)

12, Jul, 2021 @11:31 PM

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