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The coronavirus vaccines
Margaret Keenan receives the first coronavirus vaccine
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The coronavirus vaccines

The world's Covid-19 vaccination rollout is gathering pace
25 Jan 2021
Google threatens to pull out of Australia over media payment law
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
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Google threatens to pull out of Australia over media payment law

Social media giant poised to shut down search engines if forced to pay for news content
22 Jan 2021
What the UK can learn from Israel’s vaccine rollout
A patient awaits a vaccine jab at a mass vaccination centre in Tel-Aviv
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What the UK can learn from Israel’s vaccine rollout

Analysis of data casts doubt on one-jab approach despite falling infection rates
21 Jan 2021
London house prices: average hits record high of £514,000
London houses
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London house prices: average hits record high of £514,000

ONS data reveals the capital had the joint highest annual house price growth
21 Jan 2021
Collectors give a new lease of life to classic motorbikes
1936 Brough Superior © Bonhams
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Collectors give a new lease of life to classic motorbikes

Spanner twirlers in need of a project could do worse than buy a vintage bike
20 Jan 2021
A guide to Burns Night
Robert Burns
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A guide to Burns Night

Scots will raise a glass to their national bard on 25 January - we look at his famous works
20 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

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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
Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
Olivier Duhamel pictured in 2016
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Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning

Waves of testimonies flood social media as member of Paris establishment faces abuse allegations
19 Jan 2021
Buy an entire village for less than some London flats
Aberllefenni village in Wales
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Buy an entire village for less than some London flats

You can snap up Aberllefenni in Wales for £1.15m - or take your pick from our list of other villages and towns for sale across the world
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
Seven unusual and extraordinary luxury watches
Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon Chronograph
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Seven unusual and extraordinary luxury watches

These timepieces push the boundaries of design and workmanship
18 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
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
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Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
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
Chanel Connects: Paris brand launches new podcast series
Chanel Connects podcast
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Chanel Connects: Paris brand launches new podcast series

Tilda Swinton, Edward Enniful and Nicholas Cullinan feature on the first episode
15 Jan 2021
Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity
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Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity

Recovering from the virus provides some protection - but scientists warn against shunning social distancing
14 Jan 2021
Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House
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Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment

Senior Republicans less keen to protect their president at unprecedented new Senate trial
14 Jan 2021
How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
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How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time

Experts involved in the inoculation race explain how the jab was developed
14 Jan 2021
How Scotland split from England over Covid
Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions.
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How Scotland split from England over Covid

Stricter lockdown measures north of the border have not produced lower death rates
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
Art: the big exhibitions of 2021 in the UK
Paula Rego’s The Dance (1988): ‘Britain’s greatest living artist’?
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Art: the big exhibitions of 2021 in the UK

After the closures and cancellations of 2020, this year - Covid permitting - promises a wide range of major exhibitions
12 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
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Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
2021 F1 season guide: updated race calendar and driver grid
F1 Bahrain Grand Prix
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2021 F1 season guide: updated race calendar and driver grid

Campaign will now begin with the Bahrain Grand Prix on 28 March
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
Cottagecore: the internet trend goes mainstream
Cottagecore
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Cottagecore: the internet trend goes mainstream

This ‘standout aesthetic’ can be found in homes, fashion and lifestyle
11 Jan 2021
PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business
Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
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PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business

Trump National Bedminster is dropped as host of the 2022 PGA Championship
11 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
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
Who are the richest people in the world?
Elon Musk
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Who are the richest people in the world?

Elon Musk surpasses Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to take top spot
8 Jan 2021
Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from coronavirus
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Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?

Tocilizumab found to cut risk of death for most critically ill coronavirus patients by almost a quarter
8 Jan 2021
Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?
Workers unload Sinovac vaccines from a truck under police escort.
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Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?

Use of pork gelatin as stabiliser in some jabs has caused controversy in Muslim community
7 Jan 2021
The science behind the delayed second dose
Vaccine
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The science behind the delayed second dose

Experts divided over move to broaden gap between the two jabs in order to inoculate more people
6 Jan 2021
Sports documentaries and TV shows you can stream right now
The Last Dance
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Sports documentaries and TV shows you can stream right now

There’s hours of sports entertainment to binge-watch at home
18 Dec 2020
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