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Covid live: AY.4.2 strain of Delta variant under investigation in UK – as it happened
Offshoot of Delta designated a variant under investigation in UK; Pfizer says child-size doses effective at stopping infections in five- to 11-year-olds

Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

22, Oct, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Have Sumatran fishing crews found the fabled Island of Gold?
Treasures worth millions found in the last five years along the Musi River could be the site of the Srivijaya empire

Dalya Alberge

22, Oct, 2021 @9:50 PM

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Former PMs apologise to Pacific leaders for Australia’s apathy on climate crisis
Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull lash out at Morrison government’s ‘cynical indifference’ and assure Pacific leaders ‘a majority’ of Australians ‘are in your corner’

Kate Lyons

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Government accused of promoting Covid travel tests at misleading prices
Firms offering lateral flow tests for people arriving in England are ‘gaming’ official website, says expert

Tom Ambrose

22, Oct, 2021 @6:42 PM

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Facing pressure at home, New Zealand’s climate change minister steels himself for Cop26
In the run-up to the Glasgow conference, James Shaw admits he is unhappy with New Zealand’s track record on emissions but insists there is room for hope

Eva Corlett in Wellington

22, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Unions warn of ‘winter of chaos’ without urgent action to curb Covid
Joint statement calls for mandatory mask-wearing and attacks government’s ‘laissez-faire approach’

Heather Stewart Political editor

22, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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UK vaccines watchdog ‘approves second jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds’
Announcement on teenagers expected as prime minister urges people to get booster shots

Peter Walker

22, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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Ursula von der Leyen says EU will not fund ‘barbed wire and walls’
European Commission president commits to keeping up pressure on Lukashenko regime after migrant deaths

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

22, Oct, 2021 @5:07 PM

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China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race
Analysis: China recently tested a nuclear-capable manoeuvrable missile and Russia and the US have their own programmes

Julian Borger in Washington

22, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Rugby bosses must tackle this misuse of Indigenous imagery | Letter
Letter: Exeter Rugby Club is wrong to ask its members to decide whether the team should continue with its Native American-themed imagery, writes Dr Malcolm MacLean

Letters

22, Oct, 2021 @4:48 PM

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English schools struggle to cope as Covid wreaks havoc
Despite government narrative of a return to normality, schools in areas with high Covid rates lack support

Sally Weale and Nicola Davis

22, Oct, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Italy’s Matteo Salvini recorded calling far-right rival a ‘pain in the ass’
Secret audio reveals League leader swearing and hitting out at Giorgia Meloni of the Brothers of Italy

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

22, Oct, 2021 @4:32 PM

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