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WHO: Another 500,000 people in Europe could die of Covid by March
WHO’s Europe director calls more public health measures to be implemented as fresh wave of infections spreads across continent

Harry Taylor

20, Nov, 2021 @3:22 PM

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UK must be ready to impose Covid restrictions this winter, expert warns
Prof Andrew Hayward says situation is ‘on knife edge’ and much depends on speed of booster jab uptake

Jedidajah Otte

20, Nov, 2021 @12:50 PM

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Kashmir tensions high after deaths of men ‘used as human shields’
Indian police say four men killed in shootout were militants but families say gunfight was staged and they were innocent civilians

Aakash Hassan in Srinagar and Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

20, Nov, 2021 @11:27 AM

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Flexible working: ‘A system set up for women to fail’
After the pandemic more women are choosing to work from home but that choice could damage career prospects

Joanna Partridge

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I thought I was a goner’: survivors detail harrowing stories of Canada mudslides
Emergency crews continue search for victims after flash floods tear through region

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

20, Nov, 2021 @4:13 AM

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Covid live: Dutch police open fire at protest; German government not ruling out full lockdown — as it happened
German health minister says nothing can be ruled out; UK daily infections and deaths remain high

Nadeem Badshah (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

19, Nov, 2021 @11:59 PM

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Kiribati’s attempts to keep stranded Australian judge out of the country ruled unconstitutional
In a landmark ruling, Kiribati’s chief justice ordered the government to allow high court judge David Lambourne to return

Kieran Pender

19, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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No 10 downplays migrant row after Macron laments British ‘provocation’
French president says UK ‘wavers’ on partnership after Priti Patel blames EU’s Schengen system for problem

Peter Walker and Kim Willsher

19, Nov, 2021 @7:03 PM

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Victorians who test positive for Covid will need to notify close contacts themselves
Epidemiologists say the new measure could help boost testing rates, but should be delayed until state’s total population reaches 90% vaccination

Calla Wahlquist

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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City of cable cars: the ups and downs of life with Wellington’s private incline lifts
The hilly capital has an inordinately high number of incline lifts and more are being built as easily accessible sites become harder to find

Eva Corlett in Wellington

19, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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UK Covid infections dip but worries remain of ‘significant strain’ on NHS
Colder weather could bring sharp increase in hospital admissions, Downing Street told

Ian Sample and Heather Stewart

19, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Work on ‘Chinese military base’ in UAE abandoned after US intervenes – report
Satellite images reportedly detected construction of secret facility at Khalifa port amid growing US-China rivalry

Julian Borger in Washington

19, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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