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Votes at 16 backed in German coalition talks after success of Fridays for Future
SPD, Greens and FDP make pledge in acknowledgement young people must have say country’s future

Kate Connolly in Berlin

22, Oct, 2021 @8:26 AM

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Friday briefing: Booster jabs at five months?
Ministers consider cutting six-month wait as cases soar … Queen spends a night in hospital … Alec Baldwin involved in deadly gun accident on film set

Warren Murray

22, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid to begin seven-year jail term on the weekend
The 77-year-old was released on health grounds after being sentenced but has now been ordered to attend Silverwater prison on Saturday morning

Anne Davies

22, Oct, 2021 @4:39 AM

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Scandal rocks German media giant on brink of global expansion
Axel Springer is accused by ex-employees of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct at flagship title Bild

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

22, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Rightwing US pundit Candace Owens compares Australian government to the Taliban, calling it a ‘tyrannical police state’
The high-profile conservative commentator quips: ‘When do we deploy troops to Australia?’

Samantha Lock

22, Oct, 2021 @3:50 AM

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New Zealand Covid: Māori party likens new ‘traffic light’ system to ‘Squid Game’
Comments come after PM Jacinda Ardern said most restrictions will only be lifted when country reaches 90% vaccination

Tess McClure in Christchurch

22, Oct, 2021 @3:43 AM

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Auckland’s lockdown has finally given me what I always wanted – a licence to pry | Leni Ma'ia'i
I’m one of the city’s many undercover agents, ready to pounce on any and all lockdown infringements

Leni Ma'ia'i

22, Oct, 2021 @1:30 AM

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‘Sorry, a slight distraction’: Jacinda Ardern unruffled as earthquake interrupts press conference
The 5.9 magnitude quake forced the prime minister to pause and grip her podium before continuing to outline post-Covid lockdown plans

Tess McClure in Christchurch

21, Oct, 2021 @11:40 PM

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Coronavirus live: UK sees daily cases rise to over 50,000; WHO warns indoor socialising driving infections
Indoor socialising in winter behind rise in cases, WHO warns; AY.4.2 subvariant may be around 10% more infectious than the original Delta

Harry Taylor (now); Tom Ambrose, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

21, Oct, 2021 @11:20 PM

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PM resists calls to activate plan B as daily Covid cases top 50,000
Boris Johnson says numbers of infections are high but ‘within the parameters’ of the predictions

Harry Taylor

21, Oct, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Dogs trapped by La Palma eruption ‘saved by mysterious gang’
Group calling itself A-Team releases video claiming to have rescued animals, ahead of drone attempt

Sam Jones in Madrid

21, Oct, 2021 @5:35 PM

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There should be outrage at ministers’ failure to prevent more Covid deaths | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the government’s decision not to implement further measures to rein in coronavirus as case numbers continue to rise

Letters

21, Oct, 2021 @4:46 PM

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