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UK’s ambassador drawn into Libyan political crisis after elections called off
Parliamentary committee accuses ambassador of interference over tweet in support of recognising interim government

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

26, Dec, 2021 @3:14 PM

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The Most Rev Desmond Tutu obituary
Anglican archbishop who fought against apartheid in South Africa and led the subsequent Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Stanley Uys and Dan van der Vat

26, Dec, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Dalai Lama joins tributes to ‘true humanitarian’ after anti-apartheid hero dies – as it happened
Desmond Tutu, the cleric and social activist who was a giant of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90

Miranda Bryant

26, Dec, 2021 @1:28 PM

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China replaces Xinjiang party boss associated with Uyghur crackdown
It is not known if Chen Quanguo’s replacement by Guangdong governor Ma Xingrui signals fresh approach

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

26, Dec, 2021 @1:08 PM

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Large Roman fort built by Caligula discovered near Amsterdam
Fortified camp for thousands of soldiers thought to have been used by Emperor Claudius during conquest of Britain in AD43

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

26, Dec, 2021 @12:16 PM

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What are the new Covid rules in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?
Curbs to limit spread of Omicron come into force from Boxing Day while England still to decide

Jessica Elgot

26, Dec, 2021 @11:52 AM

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Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi ben Barka was a spy, cold war files suggest
The activist who was murdered in Paris in 1965 was a hero of the global struggle against imperialism, but files from the Czechoslovak secret service cast doubt on his independence

Jason Burke

26, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Spanish should eat less meat to limit climate crisis, says minister
Alberto Garzón wants public to recognise impact of megafarms on the environment and change its eating habits

Sam Jones in Madrid

26, Dec, 2021 @9:53 AM

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Covid survey participants receive £210m in high street vouchers
The UK’s Covid-19 Infection Survey, one of the largest in the world, offers £50 for enrolment and £25 for testing visits

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

26, Dec, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Gallery aims to reclaim narrative with its racist ‘casta’ paintings
Curator of new show tackles racial stereotyping using depictions of scenes of colonial life in the Caribbean and South America

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Dec, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Tensions are rising about pandemic modelling, but we ‘gloomsters’ are saving lives
Scientists are often blamed for leading to excessive curbs on society. But they are cautious for a very good reason

James H Naismith

26, Dec, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Omicron: bleak new year or beginning of the end for the pandemic?
Scientists are cautiously optimistic that the variant may be a sign the virus is losing its power, despite the high infection figures

Robin McKie Science editor

26, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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