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Covid antiviral pill halves hospitalisations and deaths, maker says
If approved, Merck’s drug would be first simple oral medication shown to be effective against coronavirus

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Swedish fuel retailers required to display eco-labels at pumps
Colour-coded labels will show buyers the percentage of renewables and fossil raw materials, and fuel’s origin

Miranda Bryant

01, Oct, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Concerns grow over Poland’s treatment of migrants stuck at Belarus border
Warsaw defies critics to extend state of emergency as it seeks to portray migrants as dangerous

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @1:39 PM

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One in five shortlisted authors for top UK literary prizes in 2020 were black
Racial diversity has gradually increased, after no black authors were shortlisted in four of the years between 1996 and 2009

Aamna Mohdin, Tobi Thomas, Georgina Quach and Zala Šeško

01, Oct, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Paris serial killer of 80s and 90s was ex-police officer, DNA shows
François Vérove took his own life and mentioned crimes in suicide note after being called in for questioning

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

01, Oct, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security
Legislation now covers citizens who study and report on those agencies and people working within them

Andrew Roth in Moscow

01, Oct, 2021 @11:45 AM

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‘Another miracle’: boy’s escape from Auschwitz train is made into opera
Push will be performed in Boortmeerbeek, where Simon Gronowski fled to safety, nine days before his 90th birthday

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

01, Oct, 2021 @10:19 AM

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Rare one-in-30-million orange lobster rescued from grocery store tank
The manager of the Ontario store noticed the carroty crustacean was being ‘picked on’ and took it to the Toronto aquarium

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

01, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘In Rome, nothing works’: citizens despair in run-up to mayoral elections
Virginia Raggi hasn’t solved waste issues while far-right candidate advocates restoring fascist salute

Angela Giuffrida

01, Oct, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Brazil protesters aim to summon spirit of 84 for massive anti-Bolsonaro drive
Demonstrators who took part in historic rally that hastened end of Brazil’s dictatorship hope for similar show of force this weekend

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

01, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘He’s so majestic’: Wally the walrus hits Iceland on tour of Europe
Experts hope he is resting and building up blubber reserves before returning to Arctic to look for mate

Miranda Bryant

01, Oct, 2021 @9:06 AM

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Fears Australia’s France submarine snub could scupper closer EU economic ties
Opposition accuses Scott Morrison of failing ‘to do the diplomatic leg work’ after EU postpones free trade talks

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Daniel Boffey in Brussels

01, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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