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French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide
Paul Kagame and Emmanuel Macron in 2018
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French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide

Investigation finds that Paris ‘did nothing to stop’ slaughter of 800,000 people in 1994 mass killings
20 Apr 2021
UK local elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win
Keir Starmer Hartlepool
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UK local elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win

May vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
19 Apr 2021
Why self-amplifying RNA vaccines are ‘revolutionary’
A health worker prepares a vaccine injection
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Why self-amplifying RNA vaccines are ‘revolutionary’

Experts hope new technology may herald major step forward in vaccinology beyond Covid-19
19 Apr 2021
Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?
A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccination
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Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?

Boris Johnson claims the shutdown has been more effective at reducing Covid-19 than vaccinations
16 Apr 2021
How magic mushrooms may be used to treat depression
Magic mushrooms
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How magic mushrooms may be used to treat depression

Psilocybin as effective as antidepressants at treating depression, study finds
15 Apr 2021
Who’s who in the Greensill scandal
David Cameron
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Who’s who in the Greensill scandal

Labour pushes for full parliamentary inquiry into lobbying
14 Apr 2021
Covid holiday test costs
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
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Covid holiday test costs

Cost of PCR tests will mean foreign travel is preserve of the wealthy, warn MPs
9 Apr 2021

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The fifth force of nature
Inside the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator in Meyrin, Switzerland
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The fifth force of nature

Unexpected behaviour of subatomic particle could change our understanding of the universe
9 Apr 2021
The AstraZeneca blood clot risk in context
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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The AstraZeneca blood clot risk in context

Experts say odds of adverse side effect are about same as ‘being hit in your home by crashing aeroplane’
8 Apr 2021
Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?
Ukrainian troops from the Donbass Battalion
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Is Russia preparing another attack on Ukraine?

Kiev calls on UK and Nato for support as Moscow builds up its military on border
8 Apr 2021
Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge
A Chilean woman shows her vaccination card
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Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge

Lockdown measures reimposed as coronavirus cases hit record high despite world-leading inoculation campaign
6 Apr 2021
What Covid vaccines cost - and the countries paying over the odds
People wait to be vaccinated at Salisbury Cathedral
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What Covid vaccines cost - and the countries paying over the odds

Figures suggest that quicker vaccine rollouts are pay to play
30 Mar 2021
The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin
Members of George Floyd’s family take part in a protest in June 2020
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The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Failure to secure main conviction could see other accused officers walk free
30 Mar 2021
What #MeToo will mean for British schools
Rape culture scandal placards
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What #MeToo will mean for British schools

Officials are working with senior police officers and Ofsted to look at the huge number of sexual abuse allegations, which one police chief has called the education sector’s ‘MeToo’ moment
29 Mar 2021
The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons
Protesters outside Batley Grammar School
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The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons

West Yorkshire school closed and teacher in hiding after protests by angry parents
26 Mar 2021
Why David Cameron is under investigation
David Cameron
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Why David Cameron is under investigation

Former PM reportedly lobbied government on behalf of Greensill Capital
25 Mar 2021
The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe
Medical staff treat a Covid patient in Rome, Italy
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The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe

Fresh lockdown measures imposed across continent as mutant Covid strains cause spike in infections
24 Mar 2021
Why UK-China relations require ‘wholly different way of thinking’
Boris Johnson in China
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Why UK-China relations require ‘wholly different way of thinking’

UK imposes sanctions on Beijing over Uighur Muslim abuses
23 Mar 2021
Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?

Israelis casting votes for fourth time in two years
23 Mar 2021
What are non-fungible tokens?
Jack Dorsey
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What are non-fungible tokens?

The latest digital craze sees Jack Dorsey’s first tweet sell for $2.9m
23 Mar 2021
Why the UK is facing a vaccine shortage
NHS staff prepare to administer the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
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Why the UK is facing a vaccine shortage

NHS bosses urged to stop booking jab appointments for under-40s
18 Mar 2021
The biggest foreign policy review ‘since Cold War’
Boris Johnson
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The biggest foreign policy review ‘since Cold War’

As the UK struggles to carve out a post-Brexit place in the world, Boris Johnson has laid out his vision for Britain’s defence and foreign policy
17 Mar 2021
How to get better sleep
Sleeping
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How to get better sleep

Celebrate World Sleep Day with tips on how to catch those all important Zs
17 Mar 2021
Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?
A Chinese military parade in front of Tiananmen Square in 2015
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Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?

Defence review says the nuclear superpower represents ‘systemic challenge’ to British prosperity and values
16 Mar 2021
The police, crime and sentencing bill explained
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
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The police, crime and sentencing bill explained

Labour and human rights groups oppose government’s planned crackdown on right to protest
15 Mar 2021
UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown
Protestors against China’s national security law in 2019
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UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown

Australia also expecting flood of arrivals from the city state after Beijing tightens election rules
12 Mar 2021
The International Baccalaureate explained
Sevenoaks School
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The International Baccalaureate explained

Around 4,500 UK students take the IB Diploma in the sixth form every year. But what are its advantages and how does it compare to A levels?
10 Mar 2021
Brazil’s Covid ‘atom bomb’ could go worldwide, experts warn
The intensive care unit at Gilberto Novaes Hospital in Manaus, Brazil
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Brazil’s Covid ‘atom bomb’ could go worldwide, experts warn

South American giant on verge of becoming a ‘breeding ground’ for new variants
10 Mar 2021
UK rejects EU claim it banned vaccine exports
European Council President Charles Michel
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UK rejects EU claim it banned vaccine exports

Dominic Raab moves to ‘set the record straight’ after accusation by European Council president
10 Mar 2021
What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy
Joe Biden with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a visit in 2011
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What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy

Proposed power-sharing deal reveals desire to ‘lighten’ US’s role in region
9 Mar 2021
Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking
A pupil uses a lateral flow test on her return to school today
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Why reopening schools may spell end of R-rate tracking

Uptick in Covid infections expected as children head back to classrooms
8 Mar 2021
Why the Irish border is back on the agenda
European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic
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Why the Irish border is back on the agenda

EU threatens legal action over UK plan to unilaterally delay parts of Brexit deal
5 Mar 2021
Has Sturgeon dodged a bullet in Salmond war - and what next?
Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee
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Has Sturgeon dodged a bullet in Salmond war - and what next?

First minister’s eight-hour inquiry appearance produces no ‘smoking gun’
4 Mar 2021
Will children be vaccinated against Covid?
Children of key workers attend school during the third national lockdown
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Will children be vaccinated against Covid?

Return to school fuels questions about whether under-18s will get coronavirus jabs
3 Mar 2021