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Covid live news: fourth wave hitting Germany with ‘full force’, Merkel warns; Belgium mandates working from home
Angela Merkel calls for an extra push on vaccinations; Belgium tightens restrictions as cases rise in fourth wave

Tom Ambrose (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

18, Nov, 2021 @12:23 AM

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Mask-wearing linked to 53% cut in Covid incidence, global study finds
Researchers said results highlight the need to continue with face coverings, social distancing and handwashing alongside vaccine programmes

Andrew Gregory Health editor

18, Nov, 2021 @12:06 AM

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Covid Delta variant offshoot ‘less likely’ to cause symptoms
Scientists in React study suggest virus from dominant Delta variant more likely to cause asymptomatic infections

Nicola Davis

18, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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France rejects British claims they agreed to prevent ‘all migrant boat crossings’
French Embassy in London contested claim in ‘joint statement’

Kim Willsher in Paris and Rajeev Syal

17, Nov, 2021 @8:33 PM

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What are atmospheric rivers?
A huge storm has dumped record rainfall across British Columbia in Canada and Washington state in the US, and the scale of the disaster has been linked to the dramatic weather event

Hannah Devlin

17, Nov, 2021 @7:55 PM

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Gerry Hughes obituary
Other lives: Jesuit priest and academic who fearlessly defended individual conscience and the rationality of faith

Peter Gallagher

17, Nov, 2021 @6:28 PM

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Syrian musician Omar Souleyman held on terrorism charges in Turkey
Arrest relates to alleged membership of Kurdistan Workers’ party, which is proscribed by Turkey and the west

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

17, Nov, 2021 @5:14 PM

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No man’s land: inside the 19 November Guardian Weekly
Behind Belarus’s engineered migrant crisis. Plus: the highs and lows of Cop26.

Graham Snowdon

17, Nov, 2021 @4:07 PM

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‘Little Britain’: Chinese media weigh in on reports of spat between Liz Truss and UK envoy
Official newspaper calls Truss ‘radical populist’ after her alleged row with Caroline Wilson over UK’s hard line

Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Age no barrier to activism: how UK’s young and old built bonds in Covid
The pandemic may have separated us, but it has created alliances too. Five diverse pairings share their stories

Amelia Hill

17, Nov, 2021 @4:02 PM

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US leaders urge Covid boosters for all ahead of expected FDA authorization
States and cities recommend residents older than 18 seek an additional shot six months after their initial immunization

Melody Schreiber

17, Nov, 2021 @2:33 PM

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French presidential hopeful Éric Zemmour begins race hate trial
Far-right TV pundit on trial for calling unaccompanied child migrants ‘thieves, killers and rapists’

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and agencies

17, Nov, 2021 @1:47 PM

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