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Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs
A Vietnamese health worker draws up a Covid vaccine dose
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Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs

Easy-to-produce jab hailed as potential pandemic ‘game-changer’
6 Apr 2021
UK festivals: from Reading and Leeds to the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Festival (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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UK festivals: from Reading and Leeds to the Isle of Wight

Even though Glasto is off, there should be plenty of fields to get muddy in this year
31 Mar 2021
Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase
Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic
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Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase

EU’s Covid jabs crisis claims first major political scalp
29 Mar 2021
America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty
The death chamber at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
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America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty

Virginia has executed more than 1,300 people in its 400-year history
25 Mar 2021
Trust in Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine collapsing across Europe
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Trust in Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine collapsing across Europe

More than half of people in France, Germany and Spain believe jab is unsafe
22 Mar 2021
Denmark to limit ‘non-Westerner’ residents in poor areas
Migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos
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Denmark to limit ‘non-Westerner’ residents in poor areas

Government set to move migrants out of 58 neighbourhoods to cut risk of ‘religious and cultural parallel societies’
19 Mar 2021
Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons
A mother sperm whale with its calf
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Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons

Experts say sperm whales shared behaviours to outmanoeuvre 19th-century hunters
18 Mar 2021

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Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Sao Paulo
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Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage

Brazilian U-turn on Huawei hints at political cost of coronavirus jabs
17 Mar 2021
FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee
Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018
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FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee

Democratic senator calls for ‘proper oversight’ over Brett Kavanaugh investigation into sexual assault claims
16 Mar 2021
Russia and China joining forces to build first Moon base
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2018
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Russia and China joining forces to build first Moon base

Lunar pact represents ‘all kinds of security threats’ to UK and US, expert warns
11 Mar 2021
‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research
A French nuclear test in French Polynesia in the 1970s
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‘Toxic heritage’ of French nuclear testing exposed by new research

Findings pave way for more than 100,000 people affected by carcinogenic fallout to claim compensation
9 Mar 2021
Sport shorts: Champions League expansion plan to be agreed
Champions League trophy
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Sport shorts: Champions League expansion plan to be agreed

News and reactions from the world of sport, featuring Joachim Low and the Lions women’s team
9 Mar 2021
New evidence points to final resting place of missing MH370
Operators search for MH370 in 2014
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New evidence points to final resting place of missing MH370

Findings of ocean study fuels call for reopening of search for lost Malaysia Airlines jet
8 Mar 2021
Sport shorts: Sturgeon slams Rangers fans over title celebrations
Rangers fans gathered in George Square in Glasgow to celebrate the title win
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Sport shorts: Sturgeon slams Rangers fans over title celebrations

News and reactions from the world of sport, featuring Keely Hodgkinson and Bryson DeChambeau
8 Mar 2021
Sport shorts: Klopp’s unwanted record as Liverpool lose again at Anfield
Mason Mount scored Chelsea’s winner against Liverpool at Anfield (Phil Noble/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
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Sport shorts: Klopp’s unwanted record as Liverpool lose again at Anfield

News and reactions from the world of sport, featuring Tiger Woods and Tom Brady
5 Mar 2021
Sport shorts: foreign spectators ‘could be barred’ from Olympics
Tokyo Olympic Games
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Sport shorts: foreign spectators ‘could be barred’ from Olympics

News and reactions from the world of sport, featuring Joshua vs. Fury, Euro 2020 and Aston Martin F1
4 Mar 2021
In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget
Chancellor Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
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In numbers: Rishi Sunak’s spring budget

The key figures in the spending plan outlined by the chancellor today
3 Mar 2021
Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death
Mohammed bin Salman on a visit to 10 Downing Street
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Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death

Case filed in Germany accuses Saudi crown prince of ‘crimes against humanity’ over persecution of journalists
3 Mar 2021
Sport shorts: Lewis Hamilton reveals his ‘driving force’
Lewis Hamilton
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Sport shorts: Lewis Hamilton reveals his ‘driving force’

News and reactions from the world of sport featuring F1, Man City and Ian St John
3 Mar 2021
Government criticised for cutting aid to ‘poverty superpower’ Yemen
Starving Yemeni child
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Government criticised for cutting aid to ‘poverty superpower’ Yemen

Ministers blame Covid cost pressures for decision to more than halve funding to war-torn country
2 Mar 2021
Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade
A closed police station in Hackney
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Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade

Investigation reveals that some major cities have no dedicated stations with front counter
1 Mar 2021
Royal Marines ready to ‘disrupt and confuse’ enemies
Royal Marines from 42 Commando take part in an exercise in Scotland
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Royal Marines ready to ‘disrupt and confuse’ enemies

Military chief says operating in area between peace and war could prevent all-out conflict
26 Feb 2021
Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status
Alexei Navalny on his return to Russia from Berlin.
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Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Spokesperson for jailed opposition leader claims human rights group was ‘fed crap’ by Russian sources
25 Feb 2021
Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate
A paramedic draws up the AstraZeneca/Oxford University
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Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate

Dip caused by short-term supply issues to be offset by ‘bumper’ deliveries of Covid jabs
24 Feb 2021
Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder
Malcolm X (right) with Martin Luther King Jr. Date unknown
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Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder

Daughters of assassinated civil rights leader demand reopening of investigation
23 Feb 2021
French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry
French Minister of Higher Education Frédérique Vidal
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French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry

Row over allegations of extremism in universities stokes growing culture war
22 Feb 2021
Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum greets the Queen at Royal Ascot in 2016
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Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai

Princess Latifa tried to flee emirate in 2018 but now ‘fears for her life’ after being captured
17 Feb 2021
Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal
Former director of the Institute of Political Studies Frederic Mion in 2018
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Elite university drawn into France’s sex abuse scandal

Hundreds of students are sharing allegations implicating top educational establishment
12 Feb 2021
Three motorbikes to get you out on the highway
Triumph Trident 660 © Triumph
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Three motorbikes to get you out on the highway

Prepare for a summer of motoring freedom and fun with a new motorbike
9 Feb 2021
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Interesting things to see and do, from 5-18 February
5 Feb 2021
Can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?
University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine
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Can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?

UK launches study into pairing Oxford and Pfizer jabs to improve efficacy
4 Feb 2021
‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 
Confederation of British Industry director-general Tony Danker
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‘More 1945 than 2008’: new CBI chief calls for economic reboot 

Tony Danker says strategic response is needed to tackle ‘triple shock’ of Brexit, Covid and climate change
4 Feb 2021
Council accuses school staff of ‘jumping the vaccine queue’
An elderly man receives his Covid vaccination in Surrey.
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Council accuses school staff of ‘jumping the vaccine queue’

Investigation launched amid warnings that abusing system may harm ‘most vulnerable residents’
3 Feb 2021
Hundreds of thousands living in flats wrapped in flammable material
Police man a cordon as fire engulfs Grenfell Tower
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Hundreds of thousands living in flats wrapped in flammable material

Bid to force Commons vote to stop leaseholders footing bill to make high-rises safe
1 Feb 2021