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England’s Covid test and trace spending over £1m a day on consultants
Exclusive: revelations follow MPs’ criticism of flagship service as ‘eye-watering’ waste of taxpayers’ money

Andrew Gregory Health editor

21, Nov, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Italian island of Vulcano orders partial evacuation after increased activity
Mayor of island that gave volcanoes their name also bans tourists after rise in sulphurous gases

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

21, Nov, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Some Pacific countries will take years to vaccinate 50% of adult population, modelling shows
Predictions from Lowy Institute indicate Papua New Guinea will take five years to vaccinate just a third of its population

Kate Lyons Pacific editor

21, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Revealed: How Lord Salisbury hid rape by his British consul in Benin
Shocking papers in Foreign Office archives strengthen case for giving looted bronzes back to Nigeria

Dalya Alberge

21, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Some US Christian schools believe religious freedom means they can fire gay teachers
Gay educators and their allies – including students and the ACLU – are fighting back

Josiah Hesse in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Chileans face stark choice in vote for president after two years of unrest
Progressive former student leader Gabriel Boric and far-right José Antonio Kast are neck-and-neck ahead of Sunday’s first round

John Bartlett in Santiago

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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ICU is full of the unvaccinated – my patience with them is wearing thin | Anonymous
Most of the resources we are devoting to Covid in hospital are being spent on people who have not had jab, says an NHS consultant


21, Nov, 2021 @9:16 AM

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Is Delta the last Covid ‘super variant’?
The Delta variant was first detected a year ago and is now dominant across the globe. Scientists are concerned that a new strain could supersede it Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

David Cox

21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From child labourer to Oscar hopeful, the extraordinary life of PS Vinothraj
As a boy, the Tamil director saw movies made in the market where he worked. Now he’s India’s choice for awards glory

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

21, Nov, 2021 @6:45 AM

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On Helmand’s bleak wards, dying children pay the price as western aid to Afghanistan is switched off
The staff are unpaid, the drugs are running out. Gereshk hospital can only watch as tiny infants succumb to treatable diseases

Emma Graham-Harrison in Gereshk, Helmand

21, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Unusual bedfellows: how gangs are pushing New Zealand’s Covid vaccination drive
Cabinet ministers have been meeting with gang leaders as the country targets an ambitious vaccination rate

Tess McClure in Christchurch

21, Nov, 2021 @12:53 AM

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Coronavirus news of the day as it happened: three in hospital after Rotterdam lockdown protest; UK must not be complacent as cases surge in Europe, experts say
Police fire shots on crowds of rioters in Rotterdam; Covid surge in Europe shows how essential vaccine programme is in UK

Nadeem Badshah (now); Lucy Campbell and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)

21, Nov, 2021 @12:14 AM

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