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Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office
Joe Biden in the Oval Office
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Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office

Statue of British wartime leader was previously removed by Barack Obama but reinstated by Donald Trump
21 Jan 2021
Covid study dents lockdown lifting plans
A paramedic moves a stretcher at St Thomas' Hospital, London
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Covid study dents lockdown lifting plans

Researchers find level of infections are stable or rising slightly
21 Jan 2021
Teenagers can ‘catch’ moods, study reveals
Senior schoolchildren hug outside their school
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Teenagers can ‘catch’ moods, study reveals

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Jan 2021
US accuses China of ‘genocide’ against Uighurs
A protestor joins at a rally outside the White House
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US accuses China of ‘genocide’ against Uighurs

Mike Pompeo warns that the slaughter ‘is on-going’ as MPs vote against amendment to UK-China trade bill
20 Jan 2021
How the UK plans to end the lockdown
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10
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How the UK plans to end the lockdown

PM reportedly preparing ‘unlocking framework’ - but new vaccine study casts doubt on proposed timeline
20 Jan 2021
Who did Trump pardon on his last day in the White House?
Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court.
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Who did Trump pardon on his last day in the White House?

Rappers, financiers and former adviser Steve Bannon among dozens of people granted clemency
20 Jan 2021
May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’
Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street
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May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’

Former prime minister hits out at successor over foreign aid and law breaking
20 Jan 2021
One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December
A Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.
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One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December

New ONS data shows that majority of population are still at risk of infection
19 Jan 2021
Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?
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Is Universal Credit fit for purpose?

The system was designed to make claiming simpler - but critics say it creates ‘misery’
19 Jan 2021
Independent panel slams China and WHO over Covid-19 response
Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where the Covid-19 strain is believed to have originated
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Independent panel slams China and WHO over Covid-19 response

Long-awaited report says Beijing and the UN health agency acted too slowly to stop the spread
19 Jan 2021
Gwyneth Paltrow vagina candle explodes
A burning candle
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Gwyneth Paltrow vagina candle explodes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Jan 2021
Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand
Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas.
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Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand

Former business allies steering clear of outgoing president
18 Jan 2021
Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser
Prince Andrew attends a service at Manchester Cathedral marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
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Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser

Aides allegedly wanted Twitter provocateur to set up fake account in bid to smear Virginia Roberts Giuffre
18 Jan 2021
Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?
Boris Johnson bumps elbows with a first responder as she gets her vaccination
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Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?

Ministers tempering vaccination expectations after failing to fulfil previous Covid pledges
18 Jan 2021
Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown
Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street for PMQs.
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Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown

Rebels threaten to challenge prime minister unless he sets date for lockdown exit
15 Jan 2021
Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2
A crowded London street.
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Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2

New research suggests population has fallen by 1.3 million as foreign-born workers flee during pandemic
15 Jan 2021
Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights
An employee works on an engine production line at a Ford factory
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Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights

Ministers planning to abolish entitlements and safeguards including 48-hour working week
15 Jan 2021
US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers
National Guard patrol outside the Capitol building.
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US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers

National Guard members under investigation as mob member claims GOP lawmakers aided Capitol siege
14 Jan 2021
Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre at Ashton Stadium, Bristol
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Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?

Government ministers voice doubts about plan to speed up mass immunisation programme
14 Jan 2021
What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain
Mass graves dug for Covid victims in Manaus
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What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain

Government imposes travel ban in response to mutation that may evade antibodies
14 Jan 2021
EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
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EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the US Capitol
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Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?

Influential Republican senator gives nod to his party over impeachment proceedings
13 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
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Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down
A GP administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in Falmouth, Cornwall.
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GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down

Doctors leading the way see deliveries diverted to allow other regions to catch up
13 Jan 2021
UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2
Patient transport services move an elderly patient from hospital to a care home.
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UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2

Excess fatalities in the UK rose to levels not seen since wartime
13 Jan 2021
Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?
Donald Trump pockets his phone
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Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?

Critics describe the move as ‘censorship’ based on ‘political preferences’
12 Jan 2021
Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?
 A nurse wearing PPE holds the hand of a resident in a care home
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Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?

Care bosses say government has not delivered on jab pledge as infections soar
12 Jan 2021
Three ways lockdown could get stricter
People walk past the social distancing markings on the ground at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Three ways lockdown could get stricter

Michael Gove leading ‘Covid-O’ committee tasked with reviewing restrictions as infections soar across UK
12 Jan 2021
Police mistaken for strippers at party
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Police mistaken for strippers at party

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
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Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021
How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
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How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works

The US-developed jab may get green-light for use in UK within weeks
11 Jan 2021
The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits
An NHS nurse prepares a Covid-19 vaccination
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The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits

Seven NHS vaccination hubs opening today in ‘vitally important week’
11 Jan 2021
Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?
A passenger wearing a face mask on a subway train in Stockholm
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Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?

Stockholm passes lockdown law as infection and death rates continue to outstrip those of Nordic neighbours
8 Jan 2021
How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service in March.
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How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family

Insiders say couple ‘love’ their new life in US - but relations with monarchy remain frosty
8 Jan 2021
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