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The space mission launched to protect Earth
Asteroid flies through night sky
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The space mission launched to protect Earth

Nasa scientists announce successful lift-off in first stage of bid to prevent catastrophic asteroid collision
26 Nov 2021
Consumer confidence boost raises Black Friday sales hopes
Shoppers on the high street
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Consumer confidence boost raises Black Friday sales hopes

Economic optimism increases ahead of annual shopping spree
19 Nov 2021
AstraZeneca Covid-19 antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines’
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AstraZeneca Covid-19 antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines’

Trial finds injection reduces risk of symptomatic infection by 83%
19 Nov 2021
When will Covid self-isolation rules end?
Covid testing site
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When will Covid self-isolation rules end?

‘Operation Rampdown’ could close key parts of the government’s Covid response by April
15 Nov 2021
Why the UK is suffering a Walkers crisps shortage
Walkers crisps on a supermarket shelf
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Why the UK is suffering a Walkers crisps shortage

Production issues have forced snack giant to prioritise most popular varieties
9 Nov 2021
Government calls for Ethiopians to ‘take up arms’ to defend capital
Captured Ethiopian troops arrive at a Tigrayan hospital
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Government calls for Ethiopians to ‘take up arms’ to defend capital

State of emergency called as UN report warns of possible war crimes on all sides
3 Nov 2021
Will younger children receive a Covid vaccine?
Pupils wear masks in school
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Will younger children receive a Covid vaccine?

US regulators have advised Pfizer jab rollout for five to 11-year-olds
28 Oct 2021

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Staff shortages: the battle for labour
Amazon: generous sign-up bonuses
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Staff shortages: the battle for labour

The problem of Britain’s ‘missing workers’ is biting hard across sectors
21 Oct 2021
MP David Amess stabbed to death
David Amess
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MP David Amess stabbed to death

Man arrested following attack at the Conservative MP’s constituency surgery in Essex
15 Oct 2021
Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack
Police officers cordon off a crime scene in Kongsberg, Norway
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Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack

Suspect appears to have carried out an ‘act of terror’, security services say
14 Oct 2021
Is Matt Hancock attempting a political comeback?
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10 with Gina Coladangelo in May 2020
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Is Matt Hancock attempting a political comeback?

The former health secretary has a new United Nations role
13 Oct 2021
Why Scotland Yard dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew
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Why Scotland Yard dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein

Virginia Roberts Guiffre has accused the royal of ‘rape in the first degree’ in US lawsuit
11 Oct 2021
Ashes series set for go ahead as Root commits to tour
England captain Joe Root and Australia skipper Tim Paine hold the urn ahead of the Ashes
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Ashes series set for go ahead as Root commits to tour

England and Australia hold talks over entry requirements and quarantine concerns
6 Oct 2021
How Australia will begin reopening its borders from next month
Australians queue for vaccination outside the Melbourne Exhibition Centre
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How Australia will begin reopening its borders from next month

Residents will be allowed to travel abroad after 80% of their home state has been vaccinated
4 Oct 2021
Conservative conference: all you need to know
Boris Johnson
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Conservative conference: all you need to know

Boris Johnson under pressure to flesh out his ‘levelling up’ agenda
30 Sep 2021
Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  
Panic buying has caused a petrol crisis in the UK 
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Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  

Ministers play down shortages fears and insist UK has ‘plenty of petrol’
27 Sep 2021
North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy
South Koreans watch the North Korean missile launch
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North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy

After ‘duelling’ missile tests on the Korean peninsula, North Korea’s intentions are harder than ever to read
24 Sep 2021
Why Operation Ark is under investigation
A dog rescued by Nowzad in Kabul
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Why Operation Ark is under investigation

Charity watchdog says it is looking into the financial arrangements of the animal airlift from Afghanistan
23 Sep 2021
Prince Andrew accused of ‘playing hide and seek’ to avoid sex assault lawsuit
Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew accused of ‘playing hide and seek’ to avoid sex assault lawsuit

But US judge rules legal papers can be served to Duke of York’s LA-based lawyers
17 Sep 2021
Everything you need to know about the Labour Party conference 2021
Keir Starmer
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Everything you need to know about the Labour Party conference 2021

Key details and expectations for Keir Starmer’s first in-person conference speech
17 Sep 2021
French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants
Priti Patel greets Afghan refugees at Heathrow Airport
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French furious over Patel plan to turn back Channel migrants

Home secretary warned threat could have ‘negative impact on our co-operation’
9 Sep 2021
New Zealand retreats from plan to open borders
Arrivals at Auckland airport
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New Zealand retreats from plan to open borders

Minister leading Covid response questions wisdom of move in current ‘Delta environment’
8 Sep 2021
Does the UK need October ‘firebreak’ lockdown?
An ambulance queue outside of a hospital
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Does the UK need October ‘firebreak’ lockdown?

School half-term may be extended if Covid-19 case rates continue to increase
7 Sep 2021
What you can and can’t share on OnlyFans
Man takes photo of woman posing
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What you can and can’t share on OnlyFans

Social platform’s U-turn on porn ban followed backlash from users and financial partners
7 Sep 2021
Taliban close to crushing last bastion of resistance in Panjshir Valley
Resistance fighters in the Panjshir Valley
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Taliban close to crushing last bastion of resistance in Panjshir Valley

Militant group claims victory but local opposition forces have vowed to fight on
6 Sep 2021
Afghan refugees to be schooled on British ‘values, culture and civic duties’
Afghan refugees at Heathrow
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Afghan refugees to be schooled on British ‘values, culture and civic duties’

Scheme for those fleeing Taliban rule will emulate programmes in Italy, France and Germany
3 Sep 2021
Biden failed a ‘no-fail mission’, official claims
US troops during the evacuation of Kabul airport
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Biden failed a ‘no-fail mission’, official claims

President seeks to cast evacuation as ‘extraordinary success’ as blame mounts over chaotic airlift
2 Sep 2021
Pentagon ‘blames UK’ for Kabul airport suicide attack
People wait to be processed at Kabul airport
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Pentagon ‘blames UK’ for Kabul airport suicide attack

US kept open Abbey Gate to help UK evacuation effort - despite imminent threat of attack
31 Aug 2021
British embassy ‘left details’ of local Afghan staff for Taliban
British embassy in Afghanistan
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British embassy ‘left details’ of local Afghan staff for Taliban

Paperwork identifying employees abandoned by British officials in their retreat
27 Aug 2021
Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’
Shot of London during the height of the Covid pandemic
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Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’

Researchers predict that younger generation will face another disease outbreak on similar scale to Covid-19
24 Aug 2021
1.65m jobs advertised in the UK - but 1m roles remain ‘in peril’
Photographers
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1.65m jobs advertised in the UK - but 1m roles remain ‘in peril’

Recruitment postings soar due to labour shortages with photographers, farm workers and plasterers all in demand 
16 Aug 2021
What we know so far about the Plymouth mass shooting
Police at the the scene on Biddick Drive
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What we know so far about the Plymouth mass shooting

Gunman who killed five - including young girl - named as Jake Davison
13 Aug 2021
School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds
Children sit at socially distanced desks at Harris Academy, London
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School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds

Only 0.42% of secondary students tested positive in June
12 Aug 2021
Prince Andrew with Queen when abuse case summons landed
Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew with Queen when abuse case summons landed

Duke of York ‘cannot hide behind wealth and palace walls’, Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyer warns
11 Aug 2021
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