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Iran risking ‘disastrous’ miscalculation in the Gulf, warns UK military chief
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Iran risking ‘disastrous’ miscalculation in the Gulf, warns UK military chief

4 Aug 2021
Why codeine deaths have reached a record high
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Why codeine deaths have reached a record high

Rise of the ‘dark web’ and demography of addicts may explain surge
4 Aug 2021
Will the UK avoid a second year of A-level results chaos?
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Will the UK avoid a second year of A-level results chaos?

Fears persist after government cancelled exams for another year
3 Aug 2021
Does UK border relaxation risk spread of new Covid variants?
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Does UK border relaxation risk spread of new Covid variants?

Ministers insist new quarantine-free rules for US and EU travellers are safe
29 Jul 2021
The pros and cons of nuclear energy
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The pros and cons of nuclear energy

Scientists say nuclear power is essential to efforts to tackle climate change
29 Jul 2021
What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong
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What the first national security law verdict means for Hong Kong

Man aged 24 found guilty of secession and terrorism in landmark trial ruling
28 Jul 2021
Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks
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Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks

Angela Merkel urges population to get vaccinated as Emmanuel Macron’s latest move sparks protests
23 Jul 2021
Pegasus: behind the hacking spyware that can access ‘our most intimate secrets’
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Pegasus: behind the hacking spyware that can access ‘our most intimate secrets’

Ingenious software covertly allows access to target’s mobile phone - with ‘devastating’ implications for democracy
22 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?
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Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?

Brexit deal fallout risks ‘being felt in the fabric of our union’, warns Frost
21 Jul 2021
Why record numbers of migrants are crossing the English Channel
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Why record numbers of migrants are crossing the English Channel

Total making perilous journey to UK shores in small boats hit new high as on Monday
20 Jul 2021
Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
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Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

Month-long wait for Indian-made jabs to be approved on the continent
15 Jul 2021
Why Biden is battling Republicans over voting rights
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Why Biden is battling Republicans over voting rights

US president seeking to reinvigorate national election legislation - but fails to mention all-important filibuster
15 Jul 2021
How taking the knee began
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How taking the knee began

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick popularised the gesture as a protest against police brutality and racism
14 Jul 2021
Mcr-1: the potentially untreatable superbug being transmitted by dogs
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Mcr-1: the potentially untreatable superbug being transmitted by dogs

Experts warn of ‘nightmare scenario’ after discovering that antibiotic-resistant gene can be transmitted to humans by pets
12 Jul 2021
How great is the threat of a new vaccine-resistant Covid variant?
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How great is the threat of a new vaccine-resistant Covid variant?

Experts voice fears over England’s lockdown-lifting ‘experiment’
9 Jul 2021
A timeline of the Wagatha Christie libel battle
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A timeline of the Wagatha Christie libel battle

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy still locked in feud over private Instagram leak
8 Jul 2021
Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war
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Why Myanmar may be heading for a full-scale civil war

Civilian death toll rises as military battles anti-coup resistance groups
6 Jul 2021
Whole genome sequencing of newborn babies explained
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Whole genome sequencing of newborn babies explained

Proponents want UK-wide screening programme to help identify babies at risk of serious illnesses
5 Jul 2021
Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback
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Why the EU is facing a far-right fightback

Parties from 15 member states combine to challenge Brussels ‘superstate’
5 Jul 2021
Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?
US President Joe Biden
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Ransomware attacks: the new top threat to national security?

Joe Biden orders probe into latest hack of hundreds of US businesses
5 Jul 2021
What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?
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What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

Third reading of controversial legislation likely to present further obstacles to its passing
5 Jul 2021
Batley and Spen by-election: who will win Tracy Brabin’s seat?
Tracy Babin
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Batley and Spen by-election: who will win Tracy Brabin’s seat?

Conservatives take six-point lead over the incumbent Labour party
30 Jun 2021
How a trade deal is negotiated
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How a trade deal is negotiated

Clear priorities and realism are essential to avoid 'sausage trade war' scenarios
28 Jun 2021
Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?
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Should the EU reset its relationship with Putin?

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron leading push to reset EU relations with Moscow
24 Jun 2021
Going for their guns: the surge in the US murder rate
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Going for their guns: the surge in the US murder rate

Last year saw the largest recorded increase in homicides in US history - but why?
24 Jun 2021
‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’
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‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’

Strain feared to be more infectious than original Delta variant has reached UK
23 Jun 2021
Why Boris Johnson fears flu may become bigger threat than Covid
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Why Boris Johnson fears flu may become bigger threat than Covid

Government advisers predict influenza virus will ‘come back to bite us’ after being suppressed by social distancing
22 Jun 2021
Why a ‘broken heart’ can be fatal
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Why a ‘broken heart’ can be fatal

New research uncovers causes of syndrome that mimics heart attack - and offers hope of cure
21 Jun 2021
How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back
Robyn Williams
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How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back

Independent panel finds dismissal should be replaced with a final warning
18 Jun 2021
What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers
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What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers

Budget airline demands more transparency about how the government decides if countries are safe to visit during Covid crisis
17 Jun 2021
Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?
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Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?

HS2 and planning reforms could swing Tory safe seat
16 Jun 2021
How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout
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How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout

Squeeze on Germany-developed jab may slow vaccinations among younger people
16 Jun 2021
Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?
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Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?

French scientists investigating whether global warming is behind mysterious phenomenon in Alps
15 Jun 2021
What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy
Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison
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What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy

Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ in relationship between the two countries
15 Jun 2021
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