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US appears to cut video feed of Taiwanese minister at summit
White House accused of trying to avoid antagonising Beijing by replacing feed during map presentation

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

13, Dec, 2021 @2:23 PM

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Lateral flow test kits unavailable on official website in England
People told to try again later as gov.uk vaccine booking service also reports extremely high demand

Jamie Grierson and Weronika Strzyżyńska

13, Dec, 2021 @2:16 PM

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Turkey faces threat of financial crisis after lira plunges against dollar
Central bank forced to defend currency as traders respond to interest rate cut with sharp selloff

Larry Elliott Economics editor

13, Dec, 2021 @1:58 PM

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At least one person in UK has died with Omicron, says Boris Johnson
PM says idea that Omicron is ‘milder version’ of virus should be set aside as he confirms death of patient from Covid variant

Aubrey Allegretti and Rowena Mason

13, Dec, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Brazilian politicians in three-round punch-up after waterpark feud
Mayor of Amazonian town of Borba and ex-councillor settle differences in bout livestreamed on the internet

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

13, Dec, 2021 @12:44 PM

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How do I get a Covid booster jab in England – explained
The government’s ambitious rollout and what it means for adults in England

Haroon Siddique and Denis Campbell

13, Dec, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Omicron Covid variant could overwhelm NHS even if less severe, says Javid
No known Omicron deaths yet, says health secretary, as figures show hospitals at 94-96% capacity

Peter Walker and Jamie Grierson

13, Dec, 2021 @9:36 AM

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North and South Korea agree ‘in principle’ on formal end of war
Pyongyang has made end to US hostility a precondition for peace talks after almost 70 years of conflict

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Dec, 2021 @9:23 AM

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Hong Kong school faces backlash after children shown graphic footage of Nanjing massacre
City’s education board seeks to distance itself from incident in which young students at one school watched video of corpses and executions

Rhoda Kwan

13, Dec, 2021 @6:47 AM

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Monday briefing: Rush for boosters amid Omicron ‘emergency’
Johnson launches ‘national mission’ to vaccinate 1 million a day … PM facing open warfare from inside his own party … and miserable winter wonderlands

Martin Farrer

13, Dec, 2021 @6:22 AM

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Australia Covid update: Omicron variant spreading rapidly as NSW and Victoria cases grow
Super-spreader events in NSW and reinfections in Victoria have health authorities worried

AAP and Elias Visontay

13, Dec, 2021 @2:49 AM

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China’s Alibaba accused of firing female employee who alleged colleague sexually assaulted her
Woman reportedly says she has ‘not made any mistakes’ and will challenge dismissal after e-commerce firm claimed she spread false information

Guardian staff and agencies

13, Dec, 2021 @2:34 AM

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