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Matt Hancock affair: is he attempting a Westminster come-back?
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10 with Gina Coladangelo in May 2020
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Matt Hancock affair: is he attempting a Westminster come-back?

Former minister chatting to Tory MPs in ‘backbenchers’ WhatsApp group’
3 Aug 2021
Green-list countries: which destinations will be added next?
The Algarve, Portugal
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Green-list countries: which destinations will be added next?

Government ditches controversial plan for ‘amber travel watch-list’
3 Aug 2021
Heathrow chaos: one in four border officials in isolation
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Heathrow chaos: one in four border officials in isolation

Government losing track of coronavirus cases entering the UK, Border Force union warns
3 Aug 2021
Senior general accuses US of ‘abandoning Afghanistan’
General David Petraeus during a 2010 visit to Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Senior general accuses US of ‘abandoning Afghanistan’

General David Petraeus says Taliban could reinstate ‘medieval Islamist regime’
2 Aug 2021
Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?
Woman holds pregnancy bump
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Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?

Healthcare professionals stress importance of antenatal vaccination
30 Jul 2021
Afghanistan civilian casualty figures hit record high
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Afghanistan civilian casualty figures hit record high

Deaths rise 47% year-on-year as Taliban exploits departure of foreign troops
26 Jul 2021
When will children get a coronavirus vaccine?
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When will children get a coronavirus vaccine?

Hundreds of thousands of under-18s to be offered jab
20 Jul 2021

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Can amnesty for Troubles killings survive Stormont opposition?
Families of victims of the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre address reporters following Brandon Lewis’ announcement
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Can amnesty for Troubles killings survive Stormont opposition?

Victim’s families say proposal for statute of limitations is ‘slap in the face’
15 Jul 2021
Is Ethiopia’s civil war at ‘turning point’ as Tigray rebels retake key cities?
Captured Ethiopian troops arrive at the Mekele Rehabilitation Center
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Is Ethiopia’s civil war at ‘turning point’ as Tigray rebels retake key cities?

New offensive launched after federal government declares unilateral ceasefire
14 Jul 2021
Taliban seizes cities as Afghan military collapses
Afghan militia arm themselves to aid the military in the fight against the Taliban
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Taliban seizes cities as Afghan military collapses

More than 1,000 soldiers flee across border as others hand over weapons to insurgents
13 Jul 2021
Haiti plunged into political chaos after president assassination
Protests in Port-au-Prince following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise
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Haiti plunged into political chaos after president assassination

Police claim key suspect flew into the Caribbean country with ‘political motives’
12 Jul 2021
Pfizer vaccine efficacy ‘decreases against Delta variant’
Israeli medical worker
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Pfizer vaccine efficacy ‘decreases against Delta variant’

Data from Israel suggests jab is less effective at preventing infection with rapidly spreading strain of Covid
6 Jul 2021
Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?
China and Hong Kong flags
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Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?

Facebook, Twitter and Google threaten to leave over proposed data legislation
6 Jul 2021
Councillors call for Matt Hancock to quit as MP
Matt Hancock with Gina Coladangelo
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Councillors call for Matt Hancock to quit as MP

Former health secretary facing Tory revolt in West Suffolk constituency following affair breach
30 Jun 2021
How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences
A drive-through testing centre in Perth
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How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences

More than ten million Australians put under lockdown as highly contagious new strain spreads
30 Jun 2021
Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’
 Meghan and Harry in 2020
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Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’

Sources say Duchess of Sussex will demand Palace hands over ‘point-by-point’ details of alleged wrongdoing
22 Jun 2021
NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
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NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment

Health bosses warn that hospital waiting lists are set to more than double
18 Jun 2021
Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?
Israelis ultranationalists march through the Old City.
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Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?

Surge of violence poses early test for Israel’s fragile new coalition government
16 Jun 2021
G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19
Joe Biden at the G7 summit in Cornwall
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G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19

European leaders at odds at Cornwall summit as US president’s push for investigation widens rift over China
14 Jun 2021
‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk
The UK’s wedding industry was worth £14bn in 2019
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‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk

PM expected to comment specifically on the topic in his address on Monday
9 Jun 2021
Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal
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Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home

Tourists and the travel industry react with dismay to the government’s announcement
4 Jun 2021
Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline
An aerial view of Paris
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Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline

Britons living abroad have just 30 days to secure post-Brexit right to remain
1 Jun 2021
Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’
Alexander Lukashenko
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Belarus dictator threatens to ‘flood EU with drugs and migrants’

European foreign ministers mulling economic action after Ryanair plane ‘hijacking’
28 May 2021
What convening of New York grand jury means for Donald Trump
Donald Trump
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What convening of New York grand jury means for Donald Trump

Pundits suggest investigators are moving closer to seeking criminal charges against former president
26 May 2021
Princes blast ‘culture of exploitation’ after BBC Bashir report
Prince William during a visit to a mental health charity in Wolverhampton
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Princes blast ‘culture of exploitation’ after BBC Bashir report

Panorama interview contributed to our mother’s ‘fear and paranoia’, says Duke of Cambridge
21 May 2021
Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis
A relative sits with her family member in a hospital in Rajasthan, India
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Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis

Desperate families being duped with fake medicines and promises of access to hospital beds and funeral services
18 May 2021
What would a ‘full-scale war’ between Israel and Palestine look like?
Smoke rises over Gaza following an Israeli airstrike
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What would a ‘full-scale war’ between Israel and Palestine look like?

Israeli military planning for first ground conflict in Gaza since 2014
14 May 2021
What next as violence between Israel and Palestine spirals?
Palestinians flee a stun grenade thrown Israeli security forces near the Al-Aqsa mosque
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What next as violence between Israel and Palestine spirals?

Gaza bombarded by military jets following Hamas rocket attacks on Jerusalem
11 May 2021
Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK
A Covid patient in New Delhi, India
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Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK

Leaked emails reveal PHE considers risk from highly infectious strain to be ‘high’
7 May 2021
EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’
Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping
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EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’

European trade chief says agreement is suspended due to sanctions against Beijing
5 May 2021
Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’
French President Emmanuel Macron
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Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’

Alliance in Marseille aimed at preventing victory by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally
4 May 2021
The key races in the local elections
A polling station
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The key races in the local elections

Votes in the Midlands and Hartlepool will set tone in Keir Starmer’s first major test as Labour leader
30 Apr 2021
Covid testing system at risk of ‘collapse’ when travel reopens
Arrivals at Heathrow
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Covid testing system at risk of ‘collapse’ when travel reopens

Coronavirus tests for people in quarantine are routinely arriving late, warns consumer group
29 Apr 2021
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