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What is the rare Monkey B virus that killed vet in China?
Macaque monkeys huddle together for warmth at Awajishima Monkey Center, Japan
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What is the rare Monkey B virus that killed vet in China?

Infection linked to macaques is often deadly when spread to humans
20 Jul 2021
Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk
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Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk

Largest study of long-lasting illness finds 200 symptoms of chronic illness
16 Jul 2021
How Denmark conquered England in 1013
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How Denmark conquered England in 1013

Danish warrior Sweyn Forkbeard is England’s ‘forgotten king’
7 Jul 2021
The coronavirus vaccines
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The coronavirus vaccines

Everything you need to know about the world’s coronavirus vaccines
2 Jul 2021
Why Bill Cosby is walking free after sexual assault conviction
Bill Cosby outside his home after being released from prison
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Why Bill Cosby is walking free after sexual assault conviction

Surprise reversal of actor’s ten-year prison sentence met with ‘shock and fury’
1 Jul 2021
What Remain and Leave got right - and wrong
Remain campaigner Steve Bray
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What Remain and Leave got right - and wrong

Five years on from the Brexit vote, whose campaign claims have aged the best?
24 Jun 2021
Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett pictured together in 2013
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Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?

The government coalition will combine far-right leader, a two-state solution advocate and Arab Islamists
3 Jun 2021

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Everything we know so far about GB News

Andrew Neil plans broadcasting ‘shake-up’ as head of the UK’s latest news channel
25 May 2021
The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained
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The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained

Joe Biden dragged into major new legal battle over landmark reproductive rights ruling
19 May 2021
What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?
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What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?

Irish healthcare system shuts down IT services after huge cybersecurity breach
14 May 2021
‘Roof knocking’: how Israel warns of airstrikes
A huge explosion in Gaza following an early morning Israeli airstrike
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‘Roof knocking’: how Israel warns of airstrikes

Controversial early-warning system deployed during strikes on Gaza
12 May 2021
Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it
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Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it

Research shows that the syndrome is especially common among younger people and women
12 May 2021
Iron Dome: How Israel’s missile shield works
A missile is launched by an 'Iron Dome' battery in the Gaza strip
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Iron Dome: How Israel’s missile shield works

Hamas launches first rockets in seven years towards Jerusalem
11 May 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
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Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win

Labour faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
4 May 2021
A history of the peace walls in Belfast
A peace barrier along Springfield Road, Belfast
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A history of the peace walls in Belfast

More than 60 remain throughout Northern Ireland
21 Apr 2021
What is COP26 and what are its aims?
A climate change protest outside the Palace of Westminster
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What is COP26 and what are its aims?

UK to play host to UN Climate Change Conference in November
14 Apr 2021
How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister
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How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister

It is 300 years since Walpole took office and began a long and unbroken tradition
1 Apr 2021
The history of the Union Jack
Union Jack flies before Parliament
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The history of the Union Jack

New official guidance says flag should be flown from all government buildings in England, Wales and Scotland
31 Mar 2021
A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party
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A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party

Former first minister is aiming to bolster pro-independence support in Scottish Parliament
30 Mar 2021
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