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Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril
Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

15, Nov, 2021 @4:14 AM

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Māori tribe tells anti-Covid vaccine protesters to stop using its haka
Tribal leaders say they have lost many ancestors to previous pandemics and see vaccine as best protection against virus

Tess McClure in Christchurch

15, Nov, 2021 @3:57 AM

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New Zealand possum holds woman ‘hostage’ at her home
Police say the animal, thought to be either an escaped pet or a juvenile, kept charging at the woman when she left her house

Eva Corlett in Wellington

15, Nov, 2021 @3:36 AM

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‘I was anxious at first’: how Covid helped vaccine-sceptic Japan overcome its hesitancy
Japan ranks among the most Covid-immunised countries, but only months ago the story was very different

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Nov, 2021 @1:30 AM

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Covid live: Egypt starts vaccine trial; Austria to put unvaccinated people in lockdown
Israel’s decision follows similar move by US; Austria vaccination rate ‘shamefully low’, says chancellor Alexander Schallenberg

Jedidajah Otte (now), Caroline Davies (earlier)

15, Nov, 2021 @12:55 AM

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UK officials have compiled ‘Covid exit strategy’ from April – report
No 10 sources say ministers had not seen leaked plan to wind down testing and self-isolation

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

14, Nov, 2021 @4:55 PM

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Military chief pledges UK cooperation with Kenya in Wanjiru case
Gen Sir Nick Carter says alleged murder of Agnes Wanjiru by British soldier was ‘truly shocking’

Jamie Grierson

14, Nov, 2021 @2:55 PM

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‘I loved my job in the police. Then the Taliban came for me’
After a vicious beating, Fatima Ahmadi fled Afghanistan with her children for Pakistan. But her pleas for asylum in the west are met by silence

Emma Graham-Harrison and Zahra Nader

14, Nov, 2021 @10:55 AM

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On trial for saving lives: the young refugee activist facing a Greek court
Although his allies call the charges against him ‘farcical’, Seán Binder could face years in jail when trial begins this week

Helena Smith in Athens

14, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Tipsy at 30,000ft? It’s the British way
Whatever the sobriety or otherwise of the three MPs in the news last week, a tipple or two at high altitude is a national institution

Ed Cumming

14, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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UK records 157 Covid deaths; Germany mobilises 12,000 soldiers to fight coronavirus – as it happened
Thousands protest as Victoria requires construction workers to be jabbed; vulnerable Britons told ‘this is the moment’ to get boosters

Nadeem Badshah, Damien Gayle and Clea Skopeliti

13, Nov, 2021 @11:23 PM

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Ecuador: 68 inmates killed and 25 injured in latest prison massacre
Deaths at Litoral penitentiary part of wave of prison violence that has claimed more than 280 lives

Dan Collyns in Lima

13, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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