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Google co-founder Larry Page is a New Zealand resident, government says
Billionaire’s status was confirmed after report he had been granted entry to New Zealand during the pandemic despite closed borders

Tess McClure in Christchurch

06, Aug, 2021 @2:19 AM

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Queensland Covid update: ‘very encouraging’ results as state records 10 new cases
Brisbane’s latest coronavirus cases are household contacts linked to the Indooroopilly cluster as state considers easing lockdown on Sunday

Donna Lu

06, Aug, 2021 @1:58 AM

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Indonesia army signals end to ‘virginity test’ for female recruits
Human rights groups welcome chief of staff’s apparent decision to end the decades-long, ‘abusive’ practice

Gemma Holliani Cahya in Jakarta

05, Aug, 2021 @11:53 PM

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Vaccination campaign warns young people they risk ‘missing out’ on nightclubs
Move is an attempt to encourage uptake among 33% of under 30 who have not had Covid jab

Aubrey Allegretti

05, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Thursday’s coronavirus news: controversial France health pass lawful, says court; UK reports 30,215 cases and 86 deaths
French court rules pass required to enter restaurants and bars is legal; UK cases rise above 30,000 again

Nicola Slawson (now); Robyn Vinter, Lucy Campbell and Helen Livingstone (earlier)

05, Aug, 2021 @10:55 PM

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Eight dead as wildfires continue to rage across southern Europe
Deaths occur in Turkey with Italy and Greece also badly hit and thousands evacuated

Angela Giuffrida in Rome and agencies

05, Aug, 2021 @10:47 PM

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Russian gay family in controversial ad flee to Spain after threats
Lesbian couple faced hate campaign after supermarket chain VkusVill called the promotion ‘a mistake’

Andrew Roth in Moscow

05, Aug, 2021 @6:07 PM

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Belarus sprinter who fled to Poland tells compatriots ‘not to be afraid’
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has arrived in Poland under diplomatic protection after seeking help in Japanese airport

Andrew Roth in Moscow

05, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Saga of sprinter shows nothing in Belarus is outside politics
Analysis: Krystsina Tsimanouskaya stunned, but Lukashenko regime’s brutal suppression of all criticism is proving pervasive

Andrew Roth in Moscow

05, Aug, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Spanish reality TV show takes on problem of rural depopulation
Forty contestants will compete to launch businesses from villages of fewer than 5,000 people

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

05, Aug, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Fifth of Covid hospital admissions are aged 18-34, says NHS England
Chief executive urges young people to get vaccinated, with pop-up clinics and walk-in sites available

Rachel Hall

05, Aug, 2021 @3:36 PM

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German minister’s plan to place restrictions on unvaccinated criticised
Coalition partners among those to oppose Covid proposals to bar people from restaurants and other facilities

Kate Connolly in Berlin

05, Aug, 2021 @3:17 PM

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