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2 Mar 2021
Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco
A Tesco store pictured from the car park.
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Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Mar 2021
Where are ‘desperate’ EU countries turning for Covid vaccines?
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wearing face mask
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Where are ‘desperate’ EU countries turning for Covid vaccines?

Europeans look to Russia and China, as well as private fraudsters, for much-needed doses
1 Mar 2021
Elections make us miserable, global study reveals
A man votes in the 2016 EU referendum
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Elections make us miserable, global study reveals

Research spanning 24 European countries finds that polling days cause dissatisfaction to rise by 16%
1 Mar 2021
Four things we learned from Donald Trump’s CPAC speech
Donald Trump addresses the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida
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Four things we learned from Donald Trump’s CPAC speech

Former US leader hints at 2024 presidential run in first speech since leaving office
1 Mar 2021
Surgeon gives court testimony ‘during operation’
Surgeons at work
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Surgeon gives court testimony ‘during operation’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Mar 2021
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Boris Johnson chairs a session of the UN Security Council
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26 Feb 2021

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Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art
van Gogh's Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat
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Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art

Can phones measure our carbon footprint? Is tech more important than sporting talent? And could we turn our homes into virtual art galleries?
26 Feb 2021
Are Republicans too late to derail Trump for 2024?
Donald Trump wraps himself in the American flag during CPAC 2020
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Are Republicans too late to derail Trump for 2024?

The window is narrowing for anyone to halt the Trump ‘juggernaut’
26 Feb 2021
Flu cases drop to zero
Commuters wear face masks as they pass through Vauxhall underground station.
Getting to grips with . . .

Flu cases drop to zero

But experts fear drop in immunity may pave way for major influenza epidemic next winter
26 Feb 2021
Paperboy, 80, delays retirement thanks to e-bike
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Paperboy, 80, delays retirement thanks to e-bike

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Feb 2021
How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies
Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital.
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How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies

Surplus jabs being handed over to up to 19 countries in effort to build international ties
25 Feb 2021
Amnesty criticised after stripping Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status
Alexei Navalny on his return to Russia from Berlin.
In Brief

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
EU under fire amid warnings of ‘no major breakthroughs’ on jabs
Düsseldorf vaccination centre
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EU under fire amid warnings of ‘no major breakthroughs’ on jabs

European leaders holding emergency meeting as calls for urgent action grow
25 Feb 2021
California Covid variant ‘may be more infectious and deadly’
A nurse places a blanket over a Covid patient in San Jose, California
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California Covid variant ‘may be more infectious and deadly’

Early research into new coronavirus strain finds increase in hospitalisations and deaths
25 Feb 2021
American Airlines confirms UFO encounter
American Airline jets
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American Airlines confirms UFO encounter

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Feb 2021
How Belgium succumbed to the highest Covid death rate in the world
A nurse cares for a ventilated patient at the University Hospital of Charleroi
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How Belgium succumbed to the highest Covid death rate in the world

Regional divisions and flawed reporting of deaths put EU nation at the top of the table nobody wants to lead
24 Feb 2021
Woman has to hide her pre-Covid tattoo
Mask tattoo
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Woman has to hide her pre-Covid tattoo

And other stories from the stranger side of life
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
In Brief

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
Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?
Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a video conference meeting.
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Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?

People in Germany and France are refusing to be inoculated with the UK-developed vaccine
23 Feb 2021
Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’
Man in handcuffs
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Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Feb 2021
French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry
French Minister of Higher Education Frédérique Vidal
In Brief

French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry

Row over allegations of extremism in universities stokes growing culture war
22 Feb 2021
Gull flies off with man’s tongue
A seagull landing on the pavement
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Gull flies off with man’s tongue

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Feb 2021
New news, equality in space and small talk
A rocket blasting off
Podcast

New news, equality in space and small talk

Will new TV news channels threaten impartiality? Is space the final frontier for disability? And do we really need lessons in chit-chat?
19 Feb 2021
How Melbourne became a case study for defeating coronavirus
Novak Djokovic faces Aslan Karatsev in the semi-final of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park
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How Melbourne became a case study for defeating coronavirus

Complex modelling and the world’s longest lockdown have paved way for return to near-normal life
19 Feb 2021
Perseverance rover begins Martian search for ‘extraterrestrial life’
Nasa's Perseverance rover team celebrates touchdown on Mars
In Brief

Perseverance rover begins Martian search for ‘extraterrestrial life’

Six-wheeled rover will collect samples and could pave way for humans on the planet
19 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 February
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre in Cwmbran, Wales.
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19 Feb 2021
Has Johnson ‘trolled’ the EU over vaccine rollout ahead of G7 meeting?
Boris Johnson speaks at a virtual press conference
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Has Johnson ‘trolled’ the EU over vaccine rollout ahead of G7 meeting?

PM calls on Europe to deploy its ‘collective ingenuity’ to speed up vaccine development
19 Feb 2021
Gust of wind makes woman pregnant
Baby
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Gust of wind makes woman pregnant

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Feb 2021
‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle
Marienburg Castle
Stranger than fiction

‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle

Ernst August of Hanover has launched legal bid to regain control of ancestral seat from state
18 Feb 2021
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18 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
In Brief

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
Man leaves $5m to his dog
A border collie
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Man leaves $5m to his dog

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Feb 2021
How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy
A motorcyclist rides through a disinfection tunnel in Chennai
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How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy

Experts left searching for answers after dramatic - and unexplained - decline in Covid infections
16 Feb 2021