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Apple removes Vybe Together app used to arrange parties during Covid
Creators of US app claim it was designed to promote small gatherings rather than large parties

Jedidajah Otte

30, Dec, 2020 @2:11 PM

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Millions more face toughest tier 4 Covid rules in England
Further restrictions expected from New Year’s Eve after variant fuels record rise in cases

Josh Halliday and Helen Pidd

30, Dec, 2020 @1:01 PM

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How has Israel launched the world’s fastest Covid vaccination drive?
Israel on track to have vaccinated 10% of citizens by weekend but Palestinians might wait months

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

30, Dec, 2020 @12:52 PM

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Virtual ball drop: New Year's Eve events cancelled across US as Covid cases surge
New York City has announced that Times Square will not be open to the public as other cities scrap in-person gatherings

Victoria Bekiempis in New York

30, Dec, 2020 @12:15 PM

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Spanish town looks to its 'Evil Angels' to boost its fortunes
A Spanish TV show brought Talaván’s ‘Evil Angels’ to national attention. It now hopes their restoration will help revive the shrinking rural town

Sam Jones in Talaván

30, Dec, 2020 @11:41 AM

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Argentina legalises abortion in landmark moment for women's rights
Country becomes only the third in South America to permit elective abortions

Tom Phillips , Latin America correspondent, and Amy Booth and Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

30, Dec, 2020 @10:35 AM

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Bluer skies: inside the 1 January edition of Guardian Weekly
2020 was a year to forget, but here’s why the new one bring reasons to hope.

Will Dean

30, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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‘I felt like I was born again’: first non-binary person granted UK refugee status
Initially refused asylum, a judge on appeal ruled that Arthur Britney Joestar would suffer persecution if sent back to El Salvador

Nicola Kelly

30, Dec, 2020 @8:45 AM

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Former US spy Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes ex-US navy analyst who served 30 years in jail for document leaks to Israel

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

30, Dec, 2020 @8:26 AM

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Hong Kong: China jails 10 who fled by boat to Taiwan for up to three years
Group’s trial on the mainland lasted just one day and was held with few public witnesses

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Dec, 2020 @8:26 AM

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How well does the Oxford vaccine work? What we know so far
How the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab works, its advantages and possible limitations

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Dec, 2020 @7:55 AM

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Wuhan: nearly 490,000 people could have had Covid, study finds
Official tests for antibody prevalence suggest an infection rate 10 times higher than official number

Helen Davidson in Taipei

30, Dec, 2020 @6:03 AM

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