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Militia attack groups want to ‘blow up Capitol’, police chief warns – video

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In alarming testimony to a House subcommittee, the acting chief of Capitol police, Yogananda Pittman, said threats were circulating that directly targeted Joe Biden's first formal speech to a joint session of Congress...

‘Do not wreck this’: Jonathan Van-Tam warns against breaking lockdown rules – video

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England's deputy chief medical officer has told people not to break the country's lockdown rules ahead of official relaxations, particularly those who have received their Covid vaccinations. With worrying signs cases ...

Hundreds of calves stranded at sea due to suspected disease – video

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Hundreds of calves crammed onboard a ship were checked by Spanish government veterinarians after months at sea, suspected of contracting the bovine disease bluetongue.The Karim Allah docked at the south-eastern Spanis...

Brazil tops 251,000 Covid deaths as daily fatalities also set record

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Brazil has passed two grim landmarks, as deaths from Covid-19 passed 251,000 and the country saw its highest daily toll since the coronavirus was first detected there one year ago. A total of 1,582 Brazilians died fro...

Named, shamed but unscathed: Saudi crown prince spared by US realpolitik

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Friday was the day that Joe Biden’s vaunted drive to put human rights back at the centre of US foreign policy slammed, as such drives usually do, into the brick wall of great power realpolitik. As it had promised, the...

It’s time to face up to colourism Candice Brathwaite

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I’ve been building a profile as a writer and broadcaster long enough to know that there will be public storms. Some creep up on you, others you sense brewing, and some have been lingering in the background for a lifet...

Chile emerges as global leader in Covid inoculations with ‘pragmatic strategy’

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Chile has administered more than 3.1m vaccine doses in just three weeks to emerge as a global leader in Covid-19 inoculations, trailing only the US, UK, UAE and Israel in vaccination doses per 100 people. Having initi...

Myanmar police fire teargas and rubber bullets in violent crackdown on protesters – video

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A woman has reportedly been shot and killed as police in Myanmar escalated a violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters, firing teargas and rubber bullets and detaining dozens of people. Protesters who attempted to gat...

Repeated lockdowns are a version of hell – Aucklanders deserve our thanks Morgan Godfery

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On 28 February 2020, the New Zealand authorities were confirming the country’s “first” Covid-19 case. “PANDEMONIUM”, wrote the New Zealand Herald from its first page. Aucklanders made a dash for the supermarkets, acco...

More than 75% of Syrian refugees may have PTSD, says charity

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‘There is a huge amount of damage you can’t see – the mental trauma’, says Syria Relief report authorMore than three-quarters of Syrian refugees may be suffering serious mental health symptoms, 10 years after the star...

‘Help and you are a criminal’: the fight to defend refugee rights at Europe’s borders

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At the offices of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a human rights group in Budapest, András Léderer and his colleagues have a map on which they track every asylum seeker – man, woman or child – who has been physicall...

Belgium considers U-turn on Oxford Covid vaccine for over-55s

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Several European countries opted not to give the jab to older age groups due to lack of dataPeople over the age of 55 in Belgium could be given the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, as the government seeks to “r...

Beautiful beans: how to use them in everything from burgers and dips to flatbread and chutney

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Judith Choate loves beans. “Everything about them is good,” says the American chef and food writer. “They’re cheap, they’re highly nutritious. They’re good for the planet: when farmers farm them, they put nutrients ba...

‘I shouldn’t be out there in gales’: Brixham fishers take Brexit hit

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Luke Selvey manoeuvred the beam trawler Emilia Jayne into Brixham harbour with a hold packed with fish after three and a half days at sea. He gave a toothy grin. “We’ve got cuttlefish, Dover sole, brill, turbot, monks...

‘Falling off a cliff’: pandemic crippling world’s most fragile states, finds report

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Thousands could starve in the world’s most fragile states as the pandemic comes on top of existing crises, warns a new report today which found aid workers are deeply pessimistic about the coming year. The survey of a...

‘There is no perfect crime’: inside the real French CSI

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A new police science unit in France is deploying groundbreaking forensics and believes DNA will soon allow it to put faces on suspectsby Kim Willsher Mon 1 Mar 2021 07.30 EST Last modified on Mon 1 Mar 2021 11.17 ...

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