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Australia politics live: Coalition meeting avoids net-zero talk; Victoria records 1,749 Covid cases, NSW 273
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Amy Remeikis

19, Oct, 2021 @2:33 AM

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New Zealand Covid cases rise to new record as young people bear brunt of infections
Health officials have been unable to link more than half of the cases, possibly indicating further undetected spread in the community

Tess McClure in Christchurch

19, Oct, 2021 @1:30 AM

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Washington mourns death of ‘trailblazer’ Colin Powell as tributes pour in – as it happened
Powell, who broke barriers as the first Black man to serve as secretary of state, has died aged 84 – follow for live updates

Abené Clayton (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

19, Oct, 2021 @12:14 AM

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More than a third of UK music industry workers lost jobs in 2020
UK Music’s annual report says 69,000 people lost work as the pandemic wiped billions off the value of the sector

Mark Sweney and Nadia Khomami

18, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Covid live: Latvia closes schools and venues as curfew introduced; UK situation ‘concerning’, says expert
Latvia has closed schools, restaurants and entertainment venues for a month; UK reports 49,156 new cases and 45 Covid-linked deaths

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

18, Oct, 2021 @10:39 PM

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‘A Covid incubator’: outbreak in Melbourne refugee detention hotel grows as vaccination rate lags
Up to six men infected as advocate warns Park hotel is circulating air between floor with confirmed Covid cases and other levels

Ben Doherty

18, Oct, 2021 @9:55 PM

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UK Covid cases near 50,000 in one day as No 10 warns of ‘challenging’ winter
Reported number of cases rise steadily in October to reach highest level since 17 July

Ian Sample Science editor

18, Oct, 2021 @7:23 PM

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UK government ordered to reveal firms awarded ‘VIP’ Covid contracts
Information commissioner says Department of Health has breached FoI Act by failing to disclose names

David Conn

18, Oct, 2021 @6:39 PM

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UK lab investigated for false negative Covid tests is not fully accredited
Neither Immensa nor Dante Labs has ever been accredited, Ukas says, contrary to government comments

Ian Sample Science editor

18, Oct, 2021 @6:06 PM

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We must not allow Covid deaths to be ‘normalised’ | Letters
Letters: Dr Jo Fayram hopes the apathy of the British public will not last; Professors Joe Sim and Steve Tombs condemn the government’s lamentable failures; Professor Patricia Deps reports on Brazil’s Covid inquiry; and Margaret Farnworth highlights a super-spreader football match


18, Oct, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Jellied eel canapés and venison: No 10 hosts biggest names in business
Boris Johnson dines with Bill Gates, David Solomon and more to kick off global investment summit

Rupert Neate and Peter Walker

18, Oct, 2021 @4:24 PM

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Valneva Covid vaccine could be as effective as Oxford jab, study suggests
Vaccine produced by French company uses inactivated Sars-CoV-2 virus and can be stored in fridge

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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